“ A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”
– John Le Carre
Explore New Perspectives
We do get set in our ways. Our own glasses filter and color our perceptions and approach to work. Yet, it can be a dangerous and limiting reality.
I remember a wise boss once told me to stop looking for ideas within our own profession but rather look at different industries and disciplines for sources of inspiration. He even encouraged all of us to take a few hours each week to deliberately get out of the office and visit an art museum, talk with someone in a different career path, or buy a magazine outside of our field of expertise.
It's important to stay fresh, stimulated and broaden our view. It fosters creativity and makes our work so much more interesting. We just have to open our unfiltered eyes and be open to new perspectives.