Your perspective affects almost everything you do. How is it that some leaders are happy with their work situation while others are deeply dissatisfied? The answer often lies in their perspective.
Perspective is the way you see the world through your own filters. If you filter out the beneficial bits, then you tend to focus on the things that aren’t as positive. If you filter out the negative, you are better able to see the beneficial side of things. Perspective is what allows people in very difficult situations to cope with whatever comes their way.
You are faced with important choices every day at your workplace. At any moment you can choose to take a different path which might completely change your perspective but it requires conscious attention. Try this practical exercise sometime: The next time you feel you can’t overcome an obstacle consciously tell yourself, “I can handle this,” “This isn’t a problem,” or some other positive affirmation. This small action will help you shift from a negative to a positive perspective. You can apply this strategy to any difficult situation you encounter and it will help you refocus. Practice it over time and you will get better and better at handling any challenging scenario.
When you choose a perspective that gives you the power to move forward rather than keeping you stuck you take charge of your thoughts and actions. You gain more confidence and hope and set the example for your employees. Your perspective can affect the entire tone of the organization. How will you start shifting your perspective?