Welcome back pilgrims,
How are your routines going? How do you find your progress so far? A friendly reminder that our focus should be on these actions.
I hope that you are finding the motivation to push through to what you want. This week, I want to address some things that might be preventing you from pushing forward.
We've previously discussed perception, scope, and why vision is so important to realizing our goals. Now I want to talk about perspective.
A lot of people think that scope and perspective are interchangeable. While they do have a lot of similarities, they are still distinguishable.
It's the act or faculty of perceiving or apprehending by means a sense of the mind cognition and understanding the immediate, or the intuitive recognition or appreciation as of moral psychological or aesthetic qualities insight intuition or discernment.
5) Decreases Anxiety
Have you ever heard the phrase can’t see the forest for the trees? It’s when you are so focused on the details of the situation to appreciate the grander view. Understanding Perspective gives you the opportunity to reframe the situation before you. Sometimes there will be setbacks, but if you focus on the negative you will undoubtedly give undue relevance to the setbacks.
Accepting that setbacks are inevitable, but framing it in the context of the entire situation can reduce anxiety.
4) Increased Empathy
Each human experience is wonderfully unique.
In each of our lives, there are different experiences that mold us, that shape how we see the world. There everything that happens to us, we decide its impacts. If you grow up in seeing a particular behavior in your family, you can decide that this is the way it is and emulate that in your own life, or you can resolve to break the cycle and do the opposite.
Everybody has a life full of experiences and beliefs that shape who they are and what they value. Once I realized this, I became a much more understanding person. I found it easier to work through issues because I had removed my preconceived notions of what the other person’s agenda was.
When you acknowledge that everyone has a different perspective, it allows you both to question things that you previously would have assumed about. Once you have the answers to your questions, you can go forward and make more informed decisions.
3) Less deterred by criticism
Due to the laws of physics, no two items can occupy the same space at the same time. rationally, no one else will have the same perspective, because no one else can stand where you are standing. If you don't understand your vision, that's fine. Remember their vision is limited by their own perception, and where they're standing. If they don't understand your vision, that's fine. Remember their vision is limited by their own perception and their vantage point.
You have your own vantage. If the vision is clear to you then you must walk steadfastly on your path.
2) More receptive to advice
Perspective is a great tool to use when you are receiving criticism or feedback. Like everything else in life, it’s all about balance. Opening yourself up to advice so that you can improve has it’s advantages. You don’t want to be distracted from your vision because you hold the opinions of others too high.
I have been advocating for you to understand your vision to understand what it is to fully understand the scope of your vision. Someone may have a perspective that you could benefit from acknowledging.
Any type of limitations that you might have to your vision because once you can identify what it is. You can operate without being doubtful. Because you understand it fully. And when it comes to perspective. Sometimes people will offer you something that you didn't know because you can't see it from where you're standing, but at the same time. You have to understand what you're looking at completely, that when you don't get discouraged or led astray from people who don't have your vision, whose visions, don't align.
You can choose whether or not to take their advice, but at least your decision is informed.
1) More confidence in your mission.
When you understand your perspective, you know very well you know exactly what to do. But if you give someone else who doesn't have that expertise who doesn't have that understanding. They won't know what to do with it. You have the ability to realize your vision and allow others to see the opportunities.
Until Next Time,