If you look around, I’m sure you’ll manage to find someone who grew up in a similar situation like you and has successfully changed their life for the better. What do they have that you don’t? What did they do that you didn’t? They changed their perspective on life.
Change Your Perspective on Life to Change Your Life
Every day, we face decisions and challenges that constantly increase our stress levels, both in our professional and personal lives. These could lead us to feel lost and confused in life.
But what if we could somehow make it a little bit easier?
What if we could be happier, more confident, and less stressed by shifting our perspective towards things that upset, challenge, or frighten us?
What if we could just take a step back and perceive these challenges in a different way?
What we experience is influenced by our mental filters and how we perceive the outside environment.
A new perspective on a problem or injustice will help you see things differently.
I can guarantee that changing your perspective on life will be enlightening.
“Perspectives are like batteries. You can see the positive or the negative, and they’ll keep you charged up, if you replace them often enough.”― Curtis Tyrone Jones
How do I change my perspective on life?
You can start by trying out these strategies to improve your perspective on life and achieve more positive results:
#1 Entertain the improbable
Perhaps you don’t believe that you can achieve your goals. But what if you could make your dreams a reality by shifting your perspective?
For example, perhaps you’ve tried dieting several times without obtaining the desired results.
But what if, this time, you shift your focus from dieting to changing your lifestyle? Instead of focusing on how much better you’ll look, you focus on how much better you’ll feel and all the long-term health benefits you’ll gain.
A shift in your perspective will help you better your life and help you not only stick to your goals but also attain them more effectively.
#2 Avoid any old patterns of looking at things
When you realize that your perspective on life is causing your unhappiness, you will learn to choose to see things differently.
For instance, suppose you believe your supervisor assigned you the project with the most work only to dump on you. As a result, you’ve been going to work upset and angry. And this impacted your relationships with your coworkers and the quality of your work.
What if you changed your perception to believe that your supervisor has the most faith in you to complete the most challenging projects? What if you take this as an opportunity to challenge yourself and show your supervisor that you’re more than capable of accomplishing this project?
You’d have a very different attitude toward your boss, job, and capabilities.
#3 Give people another chance
Even if someone has upset you, consider the possibility that maybe it was not on purpose. Maybe they were having a bad day or made a bad decision. Perhaps there was a misunderstanding between the two of you.
One of the most effective methods to break out of a rut is to change your attitude toward the situation.
A beautiful strategy to change your perspective is to let go of a grudge. Try it; you’ll love it. After all, resentments and anger hurt YOU far more than they hurt the other person.
#4 Drop your past
That brings us to another point. A lot of people define themselves according to their past. They are the way they are and do the things they do because of old wounds and traumas because of their history.
However, the thing is that YOU ARE NOT your wounds and traumas and past experiences.
Those are things that happened to you, BUT they are not you.
I’m not saying this to minimize anything that has ever occurred to you; whatever it was, I’m sorry you had to endure it.
But life must go on. You are under no obligation to stick to it.
Again it’s all about perception.
You can live all your life as a victim. Or you can grow from it, move on, become even stronger, and live your life as a SURVIVOR!
#5 Recognizing the Positives in Your Life
If you want to improve your life, change your perspective.
Have you noticed how many tragic events there have been on the news recently?
But you always have a choice.
You can either opt to continue perceiving the world as a terrible place or you can choose to see it as a positive environment.
Every day, there are so many wonderful things to appreciate that it’s impossible not to identify one in your own life.
For instance, the fact that you can read this article because your vision is ok is proof that there is always something positive. Another easy example is waking up daily with a new opportunity to start living your desired life.
It’s all too easy to look at a flat tire or a traffic jam and fail to understand that you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be at that moment. There could be an accident ahead that you would have been a part of if you didn’t have a flat tire or you had arrived on time.
Recognize that by focusing on having a more positive perspective, your life will change for the better.
#6 Be grateful
When you begin to focus on the things for which you are grateful, you will notice that more positive things will appear in your life.
Gratitude is a powerful mental weapon. The more grateful and appreciative you are, the more you will have to be grateful for.
Gratitude unquestionably improves your overall state of mind. When you are grateful for what you have, your perception of life, in general, will improve since you will then realize that your life is actually pretty great.
So, start by making a list of all the things you’re grateful for. Also, celebrate little victories so that when you feel down or fearful, you may rely on them.
The moment you begin to modify your attitude and perspective on life, you will start seeing your life shifting for the better.
If your ultimate goal in life is to be truly happy, you must first recognize how much control you have over your life and the majority of outcomes.
You’ll naturally begin shifting your perspective and attitude once you’ve recognized that you are the only one who can choose how happy you feel. And that will enable you to achieve your desired happiness!
Final thoughts – Change your Perspective on Life
To summarize, the most important takeaway from this article is that even if the reality you’re experiencing and seeing isn’t ideal, in fact, it may be rather nasty at times; YOU have complete control over what YOU choose to take away from any situation (your perception).
So, if you are not happy with your current reality, your first step should be to change your perception.