Perspective matters. You don’t get the opportunity to see the entire picture.
You see the part you’re looking at right now. You feel the emotions you’re having right now.
That’s not the entire story.
You’re not experiencing the entire situation. You’re just getting a piece of it. Your perspective.
It’s important to remember.
Because your opinions are based on your perspective. Your facts are based on your perspective.
You don’t see what everyone else can see.
You are you and they are them. And no matter how hard you try to be fair and unbiased, it’s just not entirely possible.
Just being aware of that helps you navigate more efficiently through life.
It makes you more effective in your personal dealings. More powerful in your decision-making process.
More empathetic and discerning.
There’s not just another side to the story. There are countless other sides to the story.
People change. Time changes. The environment, the economy, your business, family, and friends — they all change. You change.
And as you move and evolve, improve and experience new things, you gain additional perspective. Another side to the story. Another vantage point from which to see the future.
Have strong opinions about where you want your life to go. Believe in yourself at all costs and refuse to back down when you think you’re right.
Believe that your effort makes a difference.
Don’t let other people’s negativity rob you of the momentum you need to achieve greatness.
Don’t let your own negative perspective rob other people of their momentum.
You’re not the only one who is right.