Zoom Out

March 31, 2021
Steven McCormack
1 min
A Quick Note.

Remember to zoom out. I tell this to myself quite frequently, because it always works wonders. There are big decisions I have made, or grand commitments, that can feel pretty shitty day-to-day. A crappy job. A new skill. A crazy dog! And sure, it ain't easy to remain zen in the heat of the moment. But you certainly can. Think about the context of your situation. Are these situations a mere bump on the road of a great journey?

The trick works both ways. Float above yourself and look down on a given scenario, role or location. Extract yourself from the micro-stressors that cloud your judgement. Now how do you feel? Are you learning or experiencing in a way that benefits you, two or three years from now? If so, then you'll instantly relax. If not, then you have all the info you need; move on or move out.

It will take a few tries, for sure. You need to develop a close relationship with your intuition. Understand it's cues and signals. I think of it like a traffic light; red is coursing anxiety, amber is nervousness, green is peace. So zoom out, and pay attention; it's a much more pleasant way of life.

Signing out, Steven.

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