A Change in Perspective

Throughout history, we’ve been given clues that collaboration is a good thing, and that going it alone is seldom the way to find the best answer.

Two heads are better than one. Many hands make light work. No man is an island. Misery loves company–well, okay, maybe not that last one.

In many, many cases, those who have insisted on “their way or the highway” have ended up walking down that lonesome road alone. In business, this can translate into bankruptcy. In our personal lives, it translates to some rather limited living.

A friend sent the link in the picture below. It takes you to a whole bunch of satellite photographs collected by Benjamin Grant. These pictures absolutely delight me…and blow my mind. Most of all they remind me that there are always two sides to a story, and that a different perspective can lead you to new solutions and unlimited possibilities.

A perfect circle delineates the national forest that encircles the volcano and the intensively-farmed dairy pastures. Image from Benjamin Grant/Google Earth/Digital Globe.

When you consider a different perspective or apply that new perspective to an old opinion, it opens all sorts of new possibilities–of course, that’s just one person’s perspective.


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