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.
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
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
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
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
Happiness depends on ourselves. – Aristotle
© LaToyia Dennis ~ Motivated Mom
© LaToyia Dennis ~ Motivated Mom