Sometimes perspective is everything, and the ability to use your brain to examine circumstances from a different paradigm can help your outcome. Sometimes, it merely confirms your original conclusions – sometimes not.
Here is an example of which I am fond: We are all familiar with the phrase Don’t change horses in the middle of a stream.
Once you have decided the Who, What, Where, When, Why & How of your Restoration Doctrine & Strategy, stick with it. Of course you must be tactically fluid, but unless circumstances genuinely require it, stick to your plan.
Here’s a slightly different perspective on the Horses mid-stream…
Don’t change streams mid-horse. There was once a little red corpuscle who was swimming in the bloodstream of a horse.
This little corpuscle was always in a hurry.
One day, he decided to play hooky from the school of red corpuscles, so he told his teacher he had a headache.
Well, this was a mistake.
As he swam down the main artery, using the Australian crawl, he came to a fork in the stream – it was high tide.
The little red corpuscle took the fork on the starboard side.
He proceeded to swim lazily down the new stream when disaster suddenly struck!
The little red corpuscle was swallowed by a huge virus.
(The virus’ name was Cyrus, by the way.)
Thus, our moral: Never change streams in the middle of a horse!
Our goal is on the horizon. It will be a long journey. Do not let them distract you with Sparklies.
Do not let Provocateurs get you lost in the tall grass.
You know what you want, need, and how to best achieve your goals.
Go do it.
Stay the course.