Sounds massive doesn’t it, and just maybe I am being a little over the top, but that’s my perspective. Seriously, perspective is a big deal. It impacts our feelings, our thoughts and our behaviour.
Perspective also creates. It creates emotions, it creates outcomes, it creates drama, it creates confusion, it creates problems, it creates anxiety and it creates unhealthy relationships. It also creates calm, peace, strength, gratitude, determination, resilience and contentment. Perspective is one of the keys to your today and to your future.
Clearly there is both unhealthy and healthy perspectives about everything, and depending which side of the line you’re on, your outcomes will reflect your perspectives.
Unhealthy perspectives are driven by our limited view of reality, our infatuation with comparing ourselves to others and our innate desire to prove ourselves. Healthy perspectives are driven by an understanding that we don’t know everything there is to know, a richly grateful approach to others, and a deepening sense of contentment about who we are, and who we are becoming.
The perspectives we hold, particularly around struggles, things not going our way, setbacks, hurts, suffering and challenges, are critical in creating our future outcomes and results. The thing is, we are the ones who choose the perspectives we hold onto. No one else can do that for you, particularly as adults. People, social media and advertising certainly can influence, and sometimes possibly control our perspectives on life, relationships, work, money, setbacks, appearance, wealth, fashion, needs, sexuality, career, self-love, hardship, faith etc.
Ultimately we are the ones who choose our perspectives. We need to be asking ourselves about the perspectives we hold about everything; are they serving us well, empowering us or limiting us, confusing us, creating chaos and holding us back.
Have a brilliant day