20,000 Feet Away

It’s amazing what you can learn when your concerns are all 20,000 feet away.

So here I am on a small, 50-seat plane, flying over Michigan, then Indiana, followed by Kentucky, while finally landing in Tennessee. We might fly over Texas at some point, or maybe Alaska. I couldn’t say. We’re 20,000 feet up, and I’m completely disconnected from the knowledge-laden bastions of the Internet that would clue me in.

This is a time where I can improve my business by getting some work done… I mean, you’re seeing that as you read this. But it’s also a time I can be disconnected from all the distractions that can eat up my time. They’re 20,000 feet away.

The Sky’s the Limit
There are so many possibilities up here. The world below is small and unimportant. The world up here is vast, and you can see for miles. Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Key Largo, Montego – I can see it all. Well, I think I can see it all. I have no idea – I evidently rely on the Internet more than I realize.

It reminds me of Rock City in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. There is a point where you can see seven states. They are laid out in front of you with distances and directions. It’s amazing the perspective that’s available from this view.

A Different View
Down there it’s hard to see how to get from point A to point B. Up here it’s a piece of cake. Down there it’s hard to know if there are any unforeseen difficulties, like traffic or construction. Up here there’s nothing hidden from view. Down there tons of distractions are ready to get in the way and block us from seeing what we need to see. Up here, none of that stuff is in the way.

Sometimes you have to take a different vantage point. You need to look at things from a different angle. You have to pull yourself out of the day to day and unplug from all the things that keep you looking at the world in the same tired way. Sometimes you have to view the world from a new place, even if it means taking a chance.

Get Out of Your Corner
Life has a way of boxing us in and keeping us focused on the same things day after day. Life also has a way of moving on and changing while we’re stuck on the same treadmill. It’s almost as if it’s trying to keep us alert and awake so that we don’t miss all the amazing things it has to offer by settling in and being stuck in our own little corner of the world.

The world is vast and the possibilities that await us, even more so. Make time to explore your world. Make time to get out of your little corner. Make time to get 20,000 feet away.

Find out what possibilities await you.

David Bishop

David is CEO of Cedowin Productions, dedicated to helping you live your best life through positive habits. He has inspired tens of thousands to improve habits and communication through books, articles, workshops, and apps. He is the creator of AweVenture, helping families enjoy fantastic, active experiences and Zombie Goals, literally making building healthy habits a game. He’s authored several books including How to Create Amazing Presentations, 7 Steps to Better Relationships, and The Man in the Pit, which helps people who have loved ones struggling with depression.

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