As I was walking the streets of London England I passed the London EYE, a giant ferris wheel located on the south bank of the Thames River.
Watching each passenger board the enormous attraction made my thoughts turn to the person at the very top of the wheel and then the person who was sitting in the car located at ground level.
Both are sitting on the exact same ride at the exact same time and yet they are having vastly different experiences.
Those at the bottom have little, if any, view. Those sitting on top of a ferris wheel get a whole different perspective on things.
They see things from a God’s-eye view or to use the modern language, a “10,000 foot” view. They see the big picture and have more information in which to make choices or decisions.
As I continued my walk through London I witnessed the cab drivers and the breakneck yet controlled speed at which they navigated their way through the streets of the Queen’s home town.
The cabbies reminded me of Formula One racecar drivers who go as fast as they can for as long as they can to reach their goal of crossing the finish line FIRST.
When you think of it, it’s kind of like… life.
When we plan our lives from a lower level with lower energy our plans don’t inspire us.
When we begin our planning from the BIG VISION – ‘top of the ferris wheel’ perspective, it is so easy to be encouraged and hit the ground running with greater enthusiasm and a never-give-up attitude.
When we bolt from the starting gate in a race we want to go as fast as we can with great endurance – but – like a racecar driver we need the occasional pitstop.
No one can go pedal to the medal all day long.
So how do you decide fast or slow? High or low?
It all starts with your Primary Objective (PO). What is the number one thing you are trying to accomplish with your current dream…from YOUR perspective.
Put another way – what will happen FOR you, TO you, or THROUGH you when you have achieved your objective?
When you get crystal clear on your vision and what it will do for you, you can then decide when it’s time to run full out, jog for a while or take a break.
You can also take time to see the big picture from your ‘top of the ferris wheel’, big picture position then come back down to earth to take care of your dream by initiating the step-by-step processes to achieve your dream.
Go too fast and you won’t last
Go too slow and you don’t grow
Finding the middle will solve the riddle
So you and your team can achieve any dream