I attended a seminar recently where we were all asked to close our eyes and visualize being at our favorite place. When we opened our eyes the moderator asked some of us to tell about our “favorite place.” One guy said, “Out on the ocean looking back at Diamond Head, Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki.”Another said, (with great emotion) “The bleachers at a UH football game, cheering and sharing high fives with the stranger sitting next to me.
At My Desk
I was hoping that I wouldn’t be asked about mine. Maybe I thought I would have been ridiculed or disbelieved, but the place I “went to” was my desk. This exercise caused me to take a good look at myself and ask, “What happened?” There was a time that I had six California Angels season tickets and at that time I would called being at “the game” my favorite place. At another time in my life I would have quickly said, “Catching waves at Queens Surf Break.” Others were, “Pruning in my garden” and “Going to a concert” and “Walking on the beach.”
Since that seminar I have thought about many past “favorite places” and asked myself if I would really rather be at my desk than any of those other places, and the answer is, “Yes.”
The reason is simple; it’s because that’s where I can reach the most people in the shortest amount of time.
What’s Your Favorite Place?