Let me begin by defining the word “revelation”: Webster says it is “something revealed or disclosed, especially a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.”
Now … do revelations actually surround us? I may have contested that fact at one point—until recently. I now totally believe it and have added a very unique, crucial element to my daily existence as a result of that belief.
I certainly can’t speak for others, but I believe those revelations have always surrounded me. I simply didn’t acknowledge them for several reasons:
- too busy
- lack of proper focus
- lack of awareness
- and probably others that I’m unaware of!
My turning point? A simple 2:49 video clip brought to my attention by a long-time client. This short clip left me dumbfounded! It made me consider so many things I had never given thought to over the decades.
It made me think about how many people I come into contact with on any given day and the thought that every single one of them has their own story. All these years, I’ve never even seen these people I come into contact with. They come. They go. Just a blur. A single second in my long, challenging day. Until I saw this video.
Now, through a single re-frame, my day has decelerated—yet I’ve lost no time or production. I now look closer at those around me. I make more eye contact. I talk less and listen more. I wonder about their story. I even strive to learn some of them. It’s made a difference in how I view people, actions and situations. It’s affected outcomes. It’s been an asset I wish had discovered many years ago. I’m sure it would have made a difference in so many ways.
Invest two minutes and forty-nine seconds of your time to watch this short video. It’s self-explanatory! It may be the best investment you ever made! If you like it, share it. You’ll be glad you did. I am.