The Strategy of Perspective

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change.”

- Dr. Wayne Dyer

Your perspective is simply your point of mental view. It is the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are rendered. The way you see a thing is a way you live the thing. Perspective gives the capacity and clarity to observe with true relation or relative importance.

We have the ability to change the results by changing our assumptions based on faulty perspectives. It is our nature to function through our perspective. Therefore, if our perspective is off, our results are off as well! Each aspect of our lives is composed of its strengths and weaknesses. How you handle what you perceive is critical to your daily living. The dramatic events that have previously taken place in our lives usually have the most significant impact on our decision-making process.

In our human nature, we filter our thoughts (and actions) based on our personal stories, cultural and religious beliefs, motivations, and concepts that we tend to hold true for ourselves. Oftentimes, we expect and demand others around us to see life from the same vernacular. It is extremely important to realize, even though we share commonalities as humans, we do not all have the same personal stories, cultural and religious beliefs, motivations, or concepts. This means your reality may not necessarily be true for others around you.

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

To correctly see a thing is critical to personal development. Sometimes the truth, reality, and perception do not correlate. The truth is absolute. Perspective is how something is mentally viewed. Reality is neither derivative nor dependent but somehow exists. In moments when the mind must differentiate to make a wise decision, it is ok to say, “I'm too emotional or