Déjà vu or vuja dé?

By Patricia Grace

Aging with Grace


We’ve all experienced déjà vu — looking at an unfamiliar situation and feeling like you’ve seen it before.

Vuja dé is the flip side of that — looking at a familiar situation (an industry you’ve worked in for decades, problems you’ve worked on for years) as if you’ve never seen it before, and, with that fresh line of sight, developing a distinctive point of view on the future.

The challenge for all of us is that too often, we let what we know limit what we can imagine. This is the year to face that challenge head-on.