I strongly dislike using the word Optics because it immediately transfers over to – “how do we look”, “what are we doing”, “what do people think”, etc, etc, etc and it removes your focus from where you should be and what you need to focus on.
Without even trying we give out Optics – saying we’re busy but then not doing anything about it? Saying you hear someone but doing the exact opposite? We’ve all had those statements and moments with ourselves and others.
I’ve had a few scenarios with Optics over the past few weeks where I’ve asked myself – how does this look? and I’ve found when asking that question of myself, I’m not asking about how it looks to others, but how I would perceive it if I were the one looking in.
That’s the Optic that matters.
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