I really like this tool you can use to put set-backs and issues quickly into a bigger picture perspective. I read about something similar to this in Oprah Magazine a long time ago. I believe they called it the 10-10-10 rule. Here’s the gist: What are the consequences of my decision in 10 minutes? In 10 months? And in 10 years?
And on the flip side of this, when you think something that happens this week is disastrous – ask yourself this question to put it in perspective:
“Frame every so-called disaster with these words: In five years, will this matter?”
You’ll realize most of the time, probably not. Once you’ve brought it back into perspective, you’ll be able to solve the problem more quickly and easily than you were before because your mind is clear.
Career Transition Coach Hallie Crawford