Motivational Monday...A Different Perspective
The other day, I decided to sit in a chair that I rarely, if ever, sit in. My laptop was nearby so I grabbed it to check on something.
Larry came into the room and had a puzzled look on his face. Why are you in that chair?
I told him that on occasion I like to see my rooms from a different point of view. We all have the chairs that we like to sit in whenever we’re in a certain room or around the table. Why not? We’re comfortable there.
But from time to time, I enjoy seeing how the room looks from a different perspective.
Sometimes I’ll see something that needs to be moved or removed. Or maybe I need to add something. And, there are times I’ve seen an arrangement of furniture and accessories and thought that looks pretty good!
(You do know where this is going, don’t you…)
How we see something is predicated on where we are while we are seeing it. And not just physically where we are but where we are in our minds.
If you find yourself unhappy with something or someone in your life, try taking a step back. Look at it from a different point of view.
Stagers do it all of the time. We have a room set up but something doesn’t seem right. We take a photo from every angle and see it through the camera’s eye. And we walk around the room. Sometimes we have to leave the room and come back to it.
Or, have you ever been in one of those moods and then had to meet a new agent or view a new listing? Chances are that unless the agent or listing was spectacular, you may have walked away with a so-so feeling about them.
If we already like someone, chances are we can forgive or overlook most any oops moment they may have. However, we may not be as generous with someone we are predisposed to dislike.
There is no such thing as neutral. What we think of as neutral is always colored by our perspective, whether it’s how we see the color of a room, something we’ve read, and almost anything else.
Try looking at life from a different perspective this week.
You may be surprised!
Each person does see the world in a different way. There is not a single, unifying, objective truth. We're all limited by our perspective. Siri Hustvedt