Dude, it's a Game.
Perspective Is Everything.
‘Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you‘re right.’ – Henry Ford
‘There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.’ – Albert Einstein
It doesn’t matter what you believe, except that what you believe works for you according to how you believe it.
Sometimes it works against you.
Your perspective literally “sets the stage.”
It dictates the rules for how your game is played.
Perspective is first, it’s fundamental, it’s the foundation from which everything else happens.
If your life was a movie, your perspective is the music, the colors, the location, the weather, who the other characters involved are, and so on. It sets the mood, the ambiance, the tone…
Everything else is downstream of perspective and influenced by it.
Your perspective = how you see yourself and how you see yourself in the world. Your perspective feels like “Truth.”
Next, you convey that perspective (communicate it) to your self and the world, and you do so with very specific context…
often, the specific context you’re using is actually inaccurate, inappropriate, or too vague to get you what you want.
- Perspective is everything.
- It’s all about communication.
- Context matters most.
You’ve formed your perspective and honed it since you were a child.
The core parts of your perspective were in place by the time you were about done with high school…
and, while someone could have pulled you aside when you were seventeen and explained that the idea was to learn how to form an identity… not to form the one that you did…
And that all you had to do was to decide who you wanted to be, what you wanted to be like…
based on how you wanted to feel about yourself, and then go do that, and that anytime you choose to, you can literally start with a blank canvas.
But they didn’t, or it didn’t land on you.
Your identity is simply a perspective and no one told you that that is “a truth” and not “The Truth.”
So, here you are, playing the original character you developed on your way to “adulthood” (your early twenties), and, let’s face it, no one plays this version of you better than you do.
Like I said… if you only knew exactly what you were doing and how that actually works…