Solving a difficult problem takes both skill and perspective. Skills help with the technical, functional aspects of the solution, but perspective is usually where we find new answers or means of solving the problems at hand.
It takes work to develop skills and it's no different with perspective. We're often tempted by our skills to dive right into a task and get things done, but if we had taken a chance to step back for some perspective, we might discover important details far from our original focus.
When the epic solar eclipse of 2017 was hyped up, I was excited and ready to witness the wonders in the sky. A wise friend, however, reminded me about this idea of perspective, telling me that I should look down, when everyone else was looking up. What I saw below was as amazing as what I saw above.
If you're stuck on a problem or are looking for something different, try looking down when everyone is supposed to be looking up. You never know what you'll find.