Wondering how to find new perspectives for old issues might not seem to be one of those dilemmas likely to cause us sleepless nights. After all, things are what they are and old issues are possibly not at the top of our list of concerns.
That said, just as the idea of reusing, renewing and recycling objects has taken hold, we may find value from exploring how to find new perspectives for old issues.
To answer the ‘how’ element of the title, we have the options to:
A) Take an old issue and place it in a different setting.
Many times associated items and notions lead us to a given perspective. Ideally a new environment will trigger fresh thinking towards an old issue.
B) Imagine a best-case scenario for us and the issue under consideration.
From this viewpoint constructive aspects regarding the old, lingering and maybe also challenging, issue are oftentimes able to shine bright. Pondering the optimum in a way allows hidden points to come to the fore.
C) Strip an issue down to its core.
Looking at the origins of a question can help us create a mindset around it more attuned to its true importance to us. Seeing anew the real matter is itself a ‘positive’ response to the question of ‘How to find new perspectives for old issues‘ we could say.
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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
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