• Claudia Lee-Ottman

Bird's Eye View


Today I wrote my 'to-do' list with a worm's eye view.


I sat in silence, procrastinating and wondering how I was going to get everything done when a little bird landed on the railing and gave me a curious glance.


I watched it flitting from place to place doing bird jobs and chirping while it worked. As it flew away my line of vision followed it above the tree line, inviting me to think about the bird's eye view instead.


This tiny life form didn't appear intimidated by its size or abilities when facing a bigger, busier picture. In fact, it appeared as comfortable soaring in the expansive sky as performing a tiny task on a twig.


Further thought about the advantages of the bird's eye view led me to believe that when examining details within a bigger picture, the tasks don't diminish in importance yet they can appear smaller and more manageable. This perspective can also help focus priorities and make it easier to allot time, energy and resources to meet the most important goals first.


"Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it." Brian Tracy