You’ve certainly heard people position a point of view as being from “30,000 feet”—as in approaching and looking at an opportunity or challenge as if from above all the minutiae and the details.
Getting the big picture.
I’m a fan because when you look from above it all, you tend to make calmer and better decisions.
It’s also a way of getting clarity and answers.
Too many times we get tangled up in day-to-day distractions and lose sight of what matters.
Here are some “30,000 feet” questions…
“Where do I want to go?”
“Why do I want to go there?”
“What’s the best way of getting there?
“Where is the path to least resistance?”
“Are things better where I’m already at?”
“Do better destinations exist?”
Personally, I prefer staying 30,000 feet up and having boots on the ground for the day-to-day stuff.
“What am I doing that can be eliminated, automated, or delegated?”
“Are there pieces and paths in my practice that aren’t connected or connecting?”
“What do I need to do to be able to only adjust, get paid, and go home?”
Spending “time to think” is the way to stay above and on top of it all.
So, if having fewer pieces to your practice puzzle sounds good to you, think “30,000 feet”.