Alter Your Perspective

Where the head goes, the body follows. Perception precedes action. Right action follows the right perspective.

We decide how we will look at situations that appear in life. We can not change the obstacle in itself, but the perspective can change how we perceive it (easy, difficult to overcome).

By introducing "I" before an obstacle (for example, I don’t like public speeches, I am afraid of it) we unnecessarily add an extra element, which may result in exaggerating the problem. Of course, we do not want to ignore the fear, but we can explain it away.

Perspective has two definitions:

Context: a sense of the larger picture, not just what is in front of us.

Framing: a particular way of viewing things that depends on one’s experience and personality.

Both can be used to change a situation that we previously saw as difficult or impossible to overcome.

A good example of changing the perspective is George Clooney. He applied for roles for a long time and yet he continued to be rejected. Finally, he tried a new perspective. He understood that casting was an obstacle for producers too. They needed an actor for a role and he was the solution. He started presenting not only his acting skills but also the idea that he was the right man for the job. His new approach won.

The difference between the right and wrong perspective is everything.

Actions to take

Alter your perspective

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