It’s what you are on the inside that colors what you see out there. So if you don’t like what you see out there, do yourself a favor and look in the mirror. You paint your world with your perspective, so change yourself and the world around you will change!
For most of us looking at other people is easy, but looking inward and acknowledging that we need some work can be a tough pill to swallow. Maybe that’s why so few people are willing to take themselves on. What about you?
Your internal landscape projects itself on everything you do and everything you see out there. It doesn’t matter if it’s at work, home, school, church or simply with friends, your inner world affects your external world. If you want to reach new heights, it starts with you.
Samuel Johnson advised that “he who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief which he purposes to remove.”
I challenge you to change your internal landscape for your benefit and the benefit of those around you. One way to do that is to change your input. Yes, change up what you are feeding your mind. Do something different–do something to get a different perspective on life. One great way to do this is to put yourself into another culture and honestly try to see things from the other peoples’ point of view.
If you can’t put yourself in another culture, then get as close as you can. Watch a documentary on a culture or country that you’ve never focused on before. If that still doesn’t work for you, get a book you would normally never consider reading and then read the whole thing. Whatever you do, do something that will cause you to view the world from a new perspective. Even if it’s a tiny change, it’s a change and change can bring a new outlook on life.
Take time once a month to push yourself to see the world from a different perspective. Yes, put “different perspective” time on your calendar! It can be as simple as reading a book, watching a TED talk on a topic you’d never consider reading. Do this will broaden your perspective and change your internal landscape–thus changing how you view the world.