Lately I had been thinking that I needed to change my perspective.  You know, how I see things…my mindset and the way I think.  Through self-examination, I realized that I overly-criticized myself which altered the way I see myself and others around me.

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Now, I do understand by shifting my mindset I can change my life, however doing so is easier said than done.  That’s why I’m sharing my story with you because the first step toward deliverance is acceptance, right?  My perspective is holding me back, and I am committed to changing that. 

Perspective, what does it mean exactly? I am glad you asked. When I searched the dictionary, I received two examples of the definition. The second definition was what I was most familiar with, which was “A particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.”  This was the definition that I was looking for, the one that I knew I would find. As I read it, I did not feel challenged and was compelled to focus more of the first definition listed under the word.  

The first example really helped me to truly change my perspective, it said “the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.” When I read this, I interpreted it to mean that I needed to enlarge my view of myself and the reflection of what I see will cause me to grow in all areas of my life.

This was revolutionary to me.  I’ve had a low self-image for so long, and while I have been growing both professional and personal areas of my life I had not seen myself at the level of my growth. So, when I read that definition, it was a major aha moment for me.  Has that ever happened to you?  Have you ever been reading something and it opened your eyes to the beauty not only in front of you, but within you encouraging you to change how you saw yourself?

I am a huge fan of positive quotes. There are a few authors that I favor, but for the most part I just love positive affirmations.  So here are 5 helpful quotes that have helped me change my perspective. May they help you in change your perspective for the better.

“Once we accept our limits, we move beyond them.” Albert Einstein

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It takes courage to identify and accept your limitations. In doing so you are stretching yourself to become who you can be.  By gracefully acknowledging your limitations, you are giving yourself permission to create a strategic plan to overcome them.

 

“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” ~ Marianne Williamson

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There is such wisdom in this quote. We must self-correct our tendency to shrink from being our best, most powerful self.  If our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure, then we grant our brilliance the authority to shine bright.

 

 A weed is no more than a flower in disguise. -James Russell Lowell

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A dandelion is considered a weed, but a field of dandelions are just as beautiful as a flower garden.  Our perspective determines what we see.  We have the ability to change the weeds of our life into beautiful flowers.

 

 You must find a place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. – Deepak Chopra

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Our thoughts limit our ability to pursue our dreams and live them out.  If you can conceive something, you can find a way to achieve it.  Take time and imagine yourself doing what you were created to do, then believe it with everything in you.
 

Happiness depends on ourselves. – Aristotle

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Being happy is a decision which seems pretty simple, but it is so much harder to actually live by.  It is our responsibility to make ourselves happy.  Our happiness is often reflected by mood, which is directly impacted by decisions.  Taking responsibility of our happiness ensures that we are happy in spite of circumstances.
 
Each quote helped me change my perspective in one way or another.  It’s like the Army’s slogan “be all you can be”, it’s an affirmation that reminds you to constantly and consistently be your best self. 
 
I’ve learned the key to shifting my perspective is to have a clear goal, to know what I a aiming for.  The moment you begin to see your life what for it can be, you will become who you desire to be.  Change your perspective by focusing on positive thoughts.  How can you change your perspective? What difference will it make in your life?

© LaToyia Dennis ~ Motivated Mom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Helpful Quotes That Helped Me Change My Life

LaToyia Dennis

LaToyia Dennis helps moms create strategies for success to live a healthy life of purpose, in abundance, and financially free by offering motivational, inspirational, and educational content that allows them to fund their dreams and be great women and extraordinary moms without compromising their family life.

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  • Excellent perspective, and a great read. Love you Mom

  • Thanks for sharing motivational quotes! Basically its our choice either to be happy or unhappy. Its all about perspective

  • Absolutely love these! Mine would be a toss up between “may the bridges I burn light the way” and “whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right”.

  • I love the quote, “A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.” I take this literally when I garden!

  • I concur about the quote for happiness. As a person we have different levels of happiness and it is our job to find it. It is never given.

  • I will keep these quotes. I need something like these to help me get motivated.

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