Ok, I don't have all the details of the research, but it was a Psychological experiment. A rat was put in a pail of water and timed to see how long it would tread water before it gave up. They found that the average rat would give up in about 30 minutes unless it got a peek over the edge of the pail. At the point where the rat was about to give up, the researcher would reach down and pick the rat up just high enough to see over the pail, and lower it back into the pail. Wow, there was really dry land out there. With this fresh perspective, the rat would renew its motivation and keep treading water. With a peek over the pail, the average rat would tread water for 36 hours.
This indicates the importance of having a vision for your life and your work, and taking time to refresh your perspective. Are you treading water in your life? If you were to get a peek over the pail, what would you see that refreshes and encourages you to keep going? Better yet, how do you get out of the pail and live life with some gusto for today instead of being driven by some kind of dry land hope in the future?
What do you think?