One of my most important/key messages is that we can change our lives by simply changing/adjusting our perspectives.
I like to put it this way:
“Think of your perspective as a catalyst for change in your life.”
This means that a little or big adjustment to your perspective(s) can start you on the process of change. It is something that is so powerful because not only do I believe it I LIVE it because I’ve been changed by it.
I say “simple,” but it’s not really all that simple because it requires hard work. It’s challenging to work within yourself to understand yourself first and to truly understand that we must understand our own beliefs to find out that they need to be changed or adjusted.
Once we recognize it we can start to put in the consistent work to lead to change.
For example, It took me years to realize that I was getting in the way of my own happiness. I would allow things to disrupt my peace. If something didn’t go my way I would get upset and hold onto that feeling. One could say I felt entitled to having control over my life. If a meal that I was really looking forward to wasn’t what I envisioned, if an important condiment was missing, if a straw was missing (I know this may sound crazy and simple to most), but I would often times (depending on my mood) really trip out. It was like there was a feeling that overwhelmed me and didn’t allow me to just let it go.
This happened in many areas in my life for years before I even realized it, but when I was finally made aware of it, it was an eye opener! It took a lot of time with myself, understanding and analyzing why I would react to certain things and people the way I did. I even realized that I didn’t always trip out with everyone and in all situations that I didn’t have control over so I then knew that person was NOT who I was, because I had a choice to respond a particular way. When I discovered that and really understood and took control over how I chose to feel, changed my perspectives to reflect more calm, peace, understanding, and when I stopped anticipating/expecting an outcome I felt so much better and free!
All it took was me committing the time and effort (although it was not easy) to change/adjust my perspective on everything. I began thinking about the importance of the things that I would get upset about. When I was able to label/rate the importance as low, and when I stopped needing for things to go the way I envisioned I could let the “upset” go freely.
There are very few better feelings than feeling FREE!
Do you have anything that you have had to adjust your perspective on lately? What is the hardest thing that you’ve had to struggle with internally? Think about it for a minute and Share!