What about adopting a new perspective on something?
If you really want to do something new, make a change or bring something to fruition in your life, you must also change your perspective.
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
~ Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius
So what perspectives might you choose to include this year? A perfectly good resolution would be to simply look at something differently. Play with that for a few weeks at a time. Religion. Sex. Money. Death. Your business. Your family. Your body. Your relationship. Your friends. Keep it simple! But look for ways to see it differently. Perhaps even more usefully.
It never ceases to amaze me how different activities amplify certain priorities. In my unique experience. I can see how so many things naturally tie together — the result is often much different and larger than anyone originally imagined.
For example, perhaps you’ve heard the story of the 5 blind men and the elephant…
5 blind men approach an elephant in order to determine what this thing is.
The first one wraps his arms around one of the elephant’s legs and says, “It must be a tree.”
The 2nd walks right into the side of the elephant’s belly and says, “It must be a wall.”
The 3rd man, holding the elephant’s trunk, says, “It’s obviously a snake.”
The 4th man, holding the elephant’s ear, says, “It’s definitely a leaf.”
And the 5th man, holding the elephant’s tail, says, “It must be a vine.”
And, to us, it’s an elephant! Hmmm… Were they wrong? I don’t think so. They just couldn’t see it. They needed another perspective.
So do you.
About the Author
Burke Franklin is known as the man who’s helped “launch a million businesses” since he invented business planning software with his BizPlanBuilder®. Today, his Business Power Tools™ dashboard provides instant access to apps & templates for launching, funding, and building businesses. Burke’s highly praised book, Business Black Belt teaches 100+ conscious business practices and is rich in hard-won advice for building and running a business today. Burke is also an internationally sought-after speaker for entrepreneurial events.
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