I celebrated my 21st wedding anniversary recently at Niagara Falls, Canada. Being an avid photographer (www.canvasjoy.com), I took hundreds of pictures of the falls. Every time I thought I "saw" the falls, I'd reach a different vantage point and find a different perspective. Each time, I'd say: "this is the most beautiful representation of the falls....," and each time, I'd be proven wrong as I found another view which was even more spectacular!
What I love about coaching is that my main purpose is to discover that which is most beautiful about my clients... and, perhaps, help to be the mirror that reflects that beauty back to them. Suspending judgment, and seeking that which is there to celebrate, whether in individuals or in nature, has served me well. I challenge you to discover what is beautiful about the people in your life.... and, when you find someone with whom you're experiencing some conflict, challenge yourself to see: "am I really 'seeing' this person?" "What am I missing and not seeing?" Change your view...... and witness the miracles that come into your life!
Joy Goldman is an avid photographer, and perpetual seeker of positive and inspiring views. She has spent much of her life, regardless of career expression, in finding what's positive, and using that to serve others. As a lifelong learner, Joy lives the principles she teaches, and challenges herself to be a model for the courage, humility and authenticity she requests of others.