Shifting Perspectives

Whatever situation you’re in, it’s all about the way you think.

Let’s take a rainy day for example.

Person A wakes up to the sound of rain outside and they see it as a gloomy day.

A day that’s going to disrupt their plans.

They grumble about having to carry an umbrella, how the traffic is going to be terrible, how they‘re going to get wet and bothered.

It’s an inconvenience for them and puts them in a downward mood for the rest of the day, because they’d hoped for the day to be perfect.

Person B, on the other hand, wakes up to the same sound of rain and it immediately puts a smile on their face.

They love the sound of raindrops on the roof, they find it incredibly soothing.

This person sees the rainy day as an opportunity to cozy up with a cup of tea and a book, or watch their favorite movie. They appreciate the nourishment the rain provides to the plants and the freshness it brings to the air.

To Person B, it’s a day of relaxation and enjoyment.

The same rainy day has two contrasting perspectives from Person A to Person B.

Here’s the thing, this view of the day, all starts with what’s between your ears.

Your mind is what determines what kind of day you have, what kind of emotions you attract, what kind of feelings you feel.

Perspectives illustrate how two, completely different people, can experience the same situation, but have an entirely different mindset and outlook.

Perspectives transform the way we think, even the life we live.

I try to analyse my own perspectives as much as possible – which can be hard to do.

I’m not trying to sound like a mindset guru, but, the truth is, when something awful is happening, there’s always some positives around the corner.

Sometimes the positives are not obvious, and it can be hard to recognise.

But, if you can push yourself to find it, you’ll be a peace faster than if you didn’t.

Wayne Dyer has this great quote.:

“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at, change.”

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