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The height of insight.

I took a walk last weekend with my little niece.

She’s three.

We had an hour before dinner and the park/playground seemed like a logical destination so we took off giving the other adults a little coffee time.

‘I hold your hand Unkel Ranny?’.   Too cute.  You get the picture.

But I learned something…again.

Her whole perspective wasn’t from 6 feet in the air.  It was from somewhere between 2 and 3.

She saw things I totally missed.

She picked up the tiniest of leaves and held onto to it all the way to the playground where it became the prize possession that I needed to protect.

I had a wise boss who told me once to get up to the 10,000 foot level as I was taking on a new position.  In that case I needed perspective from a higher vantage point.

Sometimes though, we need to go the opposite way.

Kneeling down and gaining perspective from 3 feet can be just as important.

It’s amazing what you see.

By Randy Friesen

Randy Friesen is a business strategist, manager and educator based in Vancouver, BC and Detroit, Michigan. He is also a husband and father. He loves the creative process and is active in creating art and music.

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