November 14, 2022

Power of Perspective

Things happen. And most of them our outside of our control. Some of them we like, some of them we don't.

When good things happen, we naturally accept them. We welcome them. We embrace them.

When bad things happen, we sometimes find it hard to accept them. A lot of times, we're in denial. Or we become upset. Angry at the world. And we let those feelings build in our hearts. We grow resentful.

Are bad things always bad? Maybe they are. But can we get something good out of those "bad" events? Probably.

Some situations that seem bad can be turned into something good. It's up to us to decide that. We can choose to be resentful for the rest of our lives, or we can change our perspective.

For example, if you're in a relationship and you find out that your partner has been unfaithful, it will hurt. But you can leave that relationship and find someone better. The cheating is bad, and it's painful, but you can change your perspective and instead focus on the fact that you dodged a bullet. Cry, be sad, but turn it into something else other than a bad experience.

I'm not saying we should accept that all things are good. Sometimes, all we can do with bad events is accept them. Like losing a loved one. There's nothing you can do to bring them back. And there's nothing you can do to turn that into a good event. Allow yourself to grieve.

But, when you're ready, allow yourself to grow because of it too. That wound may never heal completely—accept it and let it become a part of you. Let it become a door to the good memories, and a source of strength.

Perspective is powerful. It's how we see the world. It determines how we think, how we behave, how we live. And it's something we can control.

Be proactive about your perspective.