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The Truth Life: How to Use Your Perspective as a Tool for Growth and Success

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How to Use Your Perspective as a Tool for Growth and Success

Learning to See the Bigger Picture While You’re in the Middle of It

by Veritas Vita 777

I have always believed that perspective is everything. It’s so easy to get sucked into negativity when that’s all you see in life. However, you can move beyond pessimism and learn to use your perspective to change your life in a positive direction. Consider the following three ways to use your perspective as a tool for personal growth and success.

1. Seeing the Bigger Picture

“Life is about perspective and how you look at something. Ultimately, you have to zoom out.” – Whitney Wolfe Herd

This is a great message. If you seek to find the good in a situation, you can find it. But, if you’re always looking for the negative things in circumstances, you’ll definitely find those too. If you want to enhance your personal growth and succeed in life, it’s important to start seeing the bigger picture.

For me, this is easy to do because I believe that God has a bigger purpose for my life – that supersedes the circumstances of my life. He has Kingdom purposes in mind. I may not always see those purposes. However, that’s okay, because I have a simple faith in a big God. I know that He is in control.

2. Controlling Your Focus

“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it. – Chris Pine

More wise words. You can’t control most things that happen to you in life. But, you can control how you react to things. This is a life lesson that I’m still learning. I’ve gotten a lot better at learning how to control what I’m focusing on. Yet, on days like today when I had issues at work, it was more difficult to remain centered.

I am thankful that I’ve been on a long journey of learning how to control my focus because that came in handy today. I was able to take a step back, reassess the situation, and revaluate the best options for moving forward. Focus on things that help you stay centered and at peace. When life throws you a curve ball, it will be easier to regain that focus without getting too off balance.

3. Seeing Others in a New Light

“Empathy begins with understanding life from another person's perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It's all through our own individual prisms.” – Sterling K. Brown

I love this statement from actor, Sterling K. Brown. It’s all through our own individual prisms. Everyone has their own perspective on life and how ‘it happens to them.’ When you can learn how to empathize with others – and try to see things from their perspective – that can truly enhance your relationships with others.

In my own journey of personal growth, I’ve been trying to see life through God’s eyes – how He sees others. That has truly opened my eyes to see people in a new light. I’ve been trying to understand people and why and how they behave the way they do. It’s not always easy to understand others, but it’s definitely worth the effort.

Take Action Today

You have a decision to make each day. Will you face things with a positive attitude, or will you look at life with a negative attitude?

  • Seeing the Bigger Picture

  • Controlling Your Focus

  • Seeing Others in a New Light

When you put these three things into practice – seeing the bigger picture, controlling your focus, and seeing others in a new light – you can utilize your perspective as a tool for true personal growth and success in your life.

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“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” – Psalm 46:10 ~ God is good. He has a plan. He is in control.

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