To put it simply, in life, perspective is everything. Every activity, job and situation usually has multiple angles, depending on how you view it. By changing our perspective in our business and personal lives, we are creating a very positive mindset that will open us up to a plethora of new opportunities.
There’s a rocky cliff that rises up at the back of my property, and atop that small cliff is a boulder. I normally wouldn’t give a second thought to this giant rock that sits in my yard since it’s nonliving. I mean, it’s just a rock, right? But as I observed it more and more, my perspective completely changed.
You see, while the rock itself may be nonliving, it is actually thriving with life. There are beautifully colored skinks that live in the crevices of the boulder, and I even saw a big black rat snake make its home there, too. When I took a second to think about it, I realized that this boulder sustains its own ecosystem.
By simply taking a moment to drop your own preconceived notions and making an effort to observe, you will find life and opportunities in something you may have previously missed. But changing your perspective is easier said than done. In order to change your perspective, you may have to do a little digging. You’ll have to evaluate why you see things the way you do. You may need to reach out to others and consider their perspectives to get an idea of how others think. And lastly, you’ll have to reform your own perspective so you can grow and find new opportunities.
Dig deeper within yourself and truly concentrate on what you’re focusing on so you will see so much more. You’ll quickly discover that the opportunities are endless.
Mike Michalowicz has always believed that he had the formula to success and has proved it on multiple occasions. He is the creator of Profit First, which is used by hundreds of thousands of companies across the globe to drive profit. He is the author of multiple books, including Get Different and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and served as a business makeover specialist for MSNBC. Mike currently leads two new multimillion-dollar ventures as he puts his latest research to the test. He also is a highly sought-after keynote speaker on innovative entrepreneurial topics.