More than not, our perspective in life and our worldview become narrower as we move from childhood. Our confirmation bias informs our life decisions to behave in consistent, similar, and comfortable ways. We move towards ordinary, repeating learned activities and forget to wallow in the joy of life. We’ve placed walls of our own choosing and bias in the way of seeing how the world really is, so we can avoid any challenge, disruption, or change.
And that is perfectly fine for many people. However..
To live an extraordinary life, we must upend our perspective and take a fresh view at the world in which we live.
I’ve coined the term “unPERSPECTIVE” as a means of reminding us how to address our stagnant worldview. To push down our walls, to poke holes in our comfort zone, we can apply unPERSPECTIVE.
Here’s one example.
Take the cliche “my glass is half full” or “my glass is half empty“. It seems a nice way to express optimism or pessimism, but has become overused and stagnant.
Let’s apply some unPERSPECTIVE! Instead of looking at life in a black and white manner, and seeing the world has half of anything, let’s upend the cliche.. here’s the result:
My glass is full! I live a full life, filled with joy, wonder, love, and adventure!
Repeat this new mantra several times. Now, how do you feel?