Word Wednesday: Perspective (Revisited)

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"The difference between crisis and inconvenience is... Perspective."

-Carol Williams


Here is another post from last year that I want to repost for those who missed it.

There was a question yesterday in the Q&A section about stress.  We all experience it on various levels throughout life.  Your attitude toward the stresses of life is your perspective.  

You surely know people who are always in a state of drama. Everything is a crisis to them. Every time things don't go their way, they act like the world is coming to an end. They raise their voice and use inappropriate language... and what does it accomplish?  Nothing, except keeping themself and everyone around them upset!


I've been through my share of tragedy in life, like anyone, but mostly I suffer lots of inconvenience.  Matters of life and death are a crisis. All other things are categorized at some level of inconvenience.  

How well do you handle the various inconveniences of life and business? Next time you feel upset, ask yourself if the situation is a crisis or an inconvenience? Try putting a positive perspective on EVERYTHING. It might be tough at times but you'll be amazed at how it will put a positive spin on the results you get.  


Your overall health and the level of success you achieve in relationships and business depends on it.  
 

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Kathy Streib
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Carol- I do agree with you...perspective and attitude.  If we're always looking for and at the negative aspect of things, then whatever we do and whatever we see will cause us anxiety. 

Jan 24, 2018 04:59 PM #14
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening Carol Williams ,

You are so right about stress it is always about perspective. Its like when a child starts bawling and you are trying to figure out how bad it is..my daughter would ask one of her kids..tell me are you hurt or are your feelings hurt? Clarify the situation and  deal with it! Love your new photo.

Jan 24, 2018 05:29 PM #15
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Laura Cerrano
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That whole thing is absolutely true. People have to realize that whatever they’re going through usually won’t matter in a certain amount of time

Jan 24, 2018 06:05 PM #16
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Avoiding stress is a learned skill, and anyone can do it if they put their mind to it.  Your post is a great reminder to view "inconveniences" as minor things that don't benefit or improve with drama 

Jan 24, 2018 06:11 PM #17
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I've had my share of crisis and even heavy levels of inconvenience doesn't bother me too much at this point.  But I've always been a silver lining, dust off the seat of my pants kind of gal.

Jan 24, 2018 09:14 PM #18
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Paula McDonald
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Stress can be deadly. You are so right to point out that attitude is the key. Yes, real estate can be stressful but I remind my agents that we are not doctors saving lives and to keep things in perspective.

Jan 25, 2018 06:57 AM #19
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Anthea Adair
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So true...Inconvenience is the ideal word to describe most stressful situations.  This reminds me of a saying I love "BE who you want to attract."  Perspective can definitely help us to not feel overwhelmed, irrational,  or just plain negative.

Jan 25, 2018 07:03 AM #20
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Good morning Ron and Alexandra Seigel .  I hope things are calming down a bit.  Such a task to recover from all the devastation. 

Jan 25, 2018 07:07 AM #21
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Kathy Streib .  Some people don't seem to know how to get out of the negative side, do they?  Always drama, drama, drama and blaming someone else. 

Jan 25, 2018 07:08 AM #22
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Dorie Dillard .  That's a great question.  Are you hurt or are your feelings hurt?  Most problems in life are feelings, aren't they?  We can't control other people's feelings but we can control our own. 

Jan 25, 2018 07:10 AM #23
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Good morning Laura Cerrano .  Time usually puts things in perspective, doesn't it?  It's getting through NOW that is the problem for many people.  We have to keep our wits about us all the time. 

Jan 25, 2018 07:12 AM #24
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Good morning Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging .  Drama is rarely an appropriate response to crisis or inconvenience, is it?  We have to keep things in perspective and respond (not react) accordingly. Have a great day.

Jan 25, 2018 07:13 AM #25
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Carol Williams
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You sound like my kind of woman, Tammy Lankford, .  I've seen my share of crisis, as well.  But whaddaya gonna do?  Go stark raving crazy?  No, you deal with it and move on.  

Jan 25, 2018 07:15 AM #26
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Paula McDonald .  Oh, yes, there is that "deadly" factor.  I didn't mention that but it's VERY real!  Thanks for pointing that out.

Jan 25, 2018 07:16 AM #27
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Anthea Adair . Perfect: "BE who you want to attract."

Jan 25, 2018 07:16 AM #28
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Debbie Gartner
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Awesome perspective, Carol and smart choice to repost it.  I've been much better at dealing with stress over the last 6 months and hope to get even better this year.

Jan 25, 2018 08:19 AM #29
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Carol

This is absolutely the right perspective to have. We all have inconveniences that arise in our business and personal lives. While annoying, in the overall scheme of life they really are not that big a deal.

Jeff

Jan 25, 2018 12:06 PM #30
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Corey Martin
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Agreed. Gaining perspective can not only help with stress levels, but can also help you find a solution to many problems. Thank you for sharing! 

Jan 25, 2018 02:19 PM #31
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
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Good morning, Carol!

Your perspective and attitude have a major effect on how we handle the situation and the outcome.  I try to always look on the positive side of things, handling things calmly, which helps find the right solution to the problem.

Brigita

Jan 26, 2018 07:57 AM #32
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Carol - many times we get worked up with a crisis and over react and then realize we should not have over reacted.

Jan 26, 2018 12:13 PM #33
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