Is your point of view (POV) reality? We usually feel that how we view something is real – at least for us. But is this true? The truth is that our experience of the world is based on our beliefs and how we perceive the world. If we view something as a difficult situation, hard to overcome, you can be sure it will “feel” that way to us. However, another person may view this same situation as simply a challenge to overcome, perhaps even one that they welcome. Their experience will be just that – excitement and growth at overcoming this challenge.
BUT, you say, there are some things that are just BAD! Yes, and no, there are some tragedies that are very painful and still some people can find a way to create good from them. I learned this lesson many years ago when I was a Real Estate Agent. I had a client who had lost his home and pretty much everything he had, to a very destructive hurricane that had hit south Florida. He, his wife and children had all escaped unharmed but they had lost everything else. Wow – most would consider this a disaster of great magnitude. However, he had wanted for some time to move from that area of the country and realized that this was a gift which allowed him to relocate his family. He referred to the hurricane as Uncle Andy, who had blessed his family. Yes, they had lost a lot, but he found the “gift” in a situation that many would have become a victim of. Working with him was a blessing to me as I learned the power of perspective or POV and that you never have to become a victim unless you chose to. He showed me in real life how you turn a lemon into lemonade.
Are you willing to be a victim of circumstances or are you going to become a victor? One of the most valuable skills in creating a successful life is to be able to look at your circumstance from different perspectives. When you do it opens up endless possibilities. Even from an experience that could easily be labeled a tragedy or disaster. Every successful person I know has had many difficulties and problems in their lives – they simply look at them from different perspectives than less successful folks. As long as you feel that you are a victim of something you will be. But the choice is yours. I have experienced difficult times in my life. I got totally stuck in them UNTIL I decided to not be a victim. Life is not always easy BUT we often create most of our own difficulties by how we view them. There is always a way out, up, around, or over.
It can also be the smaller things we get stuck in. Perhaps we rise to the occasion when facing those large challenges. But how about our everyday experiences? How much added stress do we create in our lives by becoming upset and angry when we are stuck in traffic? Or perhaps we are dealing with rude or difficult people. The POV we choose with everyday difficulties can make a huge difference in how we experience our life. You chose a POV or perspective that allows you more joy and peace as move through your day – rather than stress and unhappiness. It truly is your choice. If you are waiting for your outer circumstances to change, for you to be happy, and at peace – it will never happen. You have to find peace and joy within yourself – then your outer world will reflect that back to you.
Creating a happy, successful life is up to you. Make the decision now to create a new perspective and move forward, today. I challenge you to view your circumstances from a new POV. Are you ready?
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