On Getting Unsquished and Seeing the Bigger Picture

 

Do you ever get so focused on your goals that you suddenly have no idea what you are looking at anymore?

 

 

You dream and hope and plan and then work hard, but sometimes you still end up careening right into your own viewfinder.  Face squished up, focus distorted.

 

What I need is perspective. The illusion of depth, created by a frame, the arrangement of shapes on a flat surface. Perspective is necessary. Otherwise there are only two dimensions. Otherwise you live with your face squashed up against a wall, everything a huge foreground, of details, close-ups . 

~Margaret Atwood

 

Squished up doesn’t leave much room for growth, or seeing our ideas through to completion–and I think it might even cause wrinkles.

But take a step back.  Take a little time to discover the big picture once again.

Then breathe in deep.

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Better keep yourself bright and clean. You are the window through which you must see the world.
~George Bernard Shaw

 

How do you get unsquished?