You’re having a heated discussion with a client, your boss or a co-worker, and you absolutely know that you’re right and they’re wrong. How can they not see it?
It’s funny. Situations (and the world, for that matter) seem so black and white until you change your perspective or look at it from someone else’s point of view. Remember, there’s always two (and sometimes more) points of view on every matter.
You may think your boss or a client is so difficult to work with until you become a boss or a client. Suddenly, some of their actions and thought processes begin to make sense (and sometimes they’re just difficult to work with).
Changing your perspective isn’t always about getting along with someone. Have you ever been struggling with writer’s block or stumped for a solution to a complex problem? Change your perspective… literally. If you work in a cubicle at a corporate office, duck into a conference room. If you work from a home office, head to a coffee shop. If you’re sitting in a chair, try standing or sitting on the floor. It may sound strange, but changing your perspective can inspire fresh ideas, solutions and results.
So the next time you’re struggling with a situation, change your perspective. It could change everything.
What’s your perspective?
How have you changed your perspective to solve a problem?
How can you change your perspective (view point, surroundings, etc.) in the future to deal with a difficult situation?
Want another perspective? Check out this awesome post on the subject by Lance Wyllie.
p.s. I kicked this post around in my head for a few hours until I took my laptop out to my back patio. A cool breeze, sunshine and a green smoothie made the words flow.
Listening to the birds chirp,
Connect with CCC on social. We’d love to hear your perspective!
3 thoughts on “It’s All About Perspective”
Perspective is one of my favorite words. It is what the ignorant lack, the brilliant interpret and creative geeks like myself thrive upon. I love the office from the 6th floor (which looks eerily like the office from a former workplace) example. I walk around with my head on a swivel, and it looks like you do too, always looking for that one angle or perspective that is rarely seen by anyone. There is nothing like the beauty of multiple views. I recently published a post about perspective from a different perspective which you will have to give me your perspective on. 🙂
Wow, what a great response! That deserves a post of its own. I’m looking forward to reading your post. I’ll let you know what I think!
Thanks Jaime for the shout and the kind words!