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What Do You See?

Many don't understand the importance of perspective. But it is probably one of the most important concepts life will ever teach you.

As people we have been conditioned to pursue our dreams and to dream big. We are taught that we can achieve whatever we put our minds to. Often, they dont talk about the process to get there. In the midst of our pursuits, life tends to happen. And two things ensue - either we push harder or we quit. But let's be honest. A large percentage of people give up almost instantaneously. The thing about life's obstacles is that it causes us to focus solely on what is wrong in our lives. While I think that being aware is necessary, I also believe that what you focus on is what will capture your attention and your energy. Given that fact, it's very important to protect your perspective. One of my favorite adages says, "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right" (Henry Ford). In other words, your perspective determines what you see manifest in your life. It is that powerful!

To protect your perspective, you have to confront your feelings. Stop rehearsing negative thoughts. Stop focusing on what is not right. Focus instead on solutions. One of my bosses used to say, "don't bring me problems. Bring me solutions". There will always be challenges to overcome. The question is what are you going to do about them? Will you focus on what's not right...what could be better...what always tends to happen to you, or will you focus instead on getting past where you are and implement solutions to get you where you would rather be? The choice is truly up to you.

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