Perspective is a Choice

“I am so unlucky.  What’s the point of even trying?  They never give me a chance.  It won’t work anyways.”

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to get to do this everyday.  It may not work all of the time, but if I keep trying something good will come out of it.”

Same scenario.  Two different perspectives.  One paints themselves as a victim – the other takes the position that it’s an opportunity to learn and grow.

Looking from the outside in – it’s easy to see which of these perspectives we should take.

Looking from the inside out – it’s often not as easy to see when we are painting ourselves as the victim, rather than looking for opportunities to thrive.

One feels in control.  And one feels powerless.

One will learn and flourish.  The other will get stuck in place.

And it’s all perspective.  Nothing else.  Forget the tools, the culture, the upbringing, the natural abilities.

None of it matters.  Unless you let it.

Don’t play the victim.

Frame your perspective in a way that is helpful, not damaging.

Because it turns out – perspective is a choice.  A choice that’s available to all of us.

Would you benefit from re-framing your perspective?


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