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Stephen Mayo | A Shift in Perspective

A Shift in Perspective

May 23, 2021

If I just work a bit harder...

If I just work a bit longer...

If I just gain a bit more experience...

...Then everything will get better.


I’m a fan of hard work.  But it’s a trap to think that this is the only way, or even the primary way, that progress occurs.


Often the biggest jumps in productivity and satisfaction come from shifts in perspective: recognizing that there’s a better way to handle the challenges we face.

Continue working hard, but keep an eye on the question: "what have I been assuming needs to be this way, that really doesn’t?"

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