Welcome back to the current issue of the Law of Attraction Key Newsletter!
In the USA it is Thanksgiving – and there is great power in being thankful. There will be many messages sent to you today about gratitude and being thankful, and I think that’s great. You know I am a big fan of gratitude, especially if you read Issue 6 – where I told you about the 3 G’s (Gratitude is the first G) and how you can use them to attract money or anything quickly.
But, in this issue I want to address something different when it comes to gratitude. I want to help you when you really struggle with what you can feel grateful for. I want to help you when you struggle with really turning your emotions around to focus on what you do want instead of what you don’t want.
I understand how hard it can be to REALLY shift your perspective. I know that you are here because you are committed to Life Mastery – and I am fully aware that, even though the ideas and tips and exercises I give you are simple, they aren’t always easy – and that’s why I am dedicating this issue to helping you really shift your focus and your point of attraction – and we’re going to do that by shifting your perspective!
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Ok, let’s get started – I hope you enjoy this issue!
Oh, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving – I want you to know how thankful I am for you!
Life Mastery Is Yours!
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”
What You Need is a Change in Perspective!
by Kristen Howe
If your life isn’t working in any way, if you feel like you have been slamming your head against a wall or if you feel you were dealt a really bad hand, what you need is a change of perspective.
I’m telling you this with 100% certainty, that getting a fresh perspective is the FIRST step to getting out of being stuck. And I am going to say something that pushes a lot of buttons (but I’m going to say it anyway) 🙂 —
You DECIDE how you interpret everything – and your interpretation defines your experience!
Here’s the deal, your interpretation comes from your perspective – so, if you need to change your interpretation…what do you need to change first?
You got it – you need to change your perspective!
Let me give you a really simple example of how perspective determines focus and vision.
Picture a racehorse with blinders on. Now, tell me this – why do they put blinders on the racehorse? They put the blinders on to define the horses focus and vision. They also do it to keep out distractions that would potentially take the horse off track or slow him down.
So, when it comes to race time, blinders are essential for a racehorse.
Later on, when the horse is free in the paddock, those same blinders would actually be harmful and would limit the information he could take in to help him thrive there. In other words, to be successful in a different environment the horse needed a change of perspective.
Now here’s the thing – most of us were born and due to whatever our situation was, we developed a certain perspective. Our perspective when we were young was formed by the people around us, their words, their thoughts and their feelings were all soaked up like a sponge by our young minds and from that we created filters.
From those filters came perspective – those filters became our blinders. And, to be honest, those blinders probably served us, in one way or another, at the time. Perhaps they protected us or helped us thrive in the environment we were in. But as we grew older and as we changed and as our desires and influences and environments changed, our filters became outdated, they stopped serving us and started holding us back.
So, here’s the good news, if things aren’t working in your life, you never changed our perspective and perspective can always be changed – sometimes in an instant. Let me give you an example…
In 2009, Mark Herzlich, a college football player was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. After the normal (and completely understandable) reaction of despair and defeat, it is reported that Herzlich closed himself in a room, and when he came out, he had completely changed his attitude.
And he did this (in my opinion) by changing his perspective from – wondering why it happened to him to deciding he was going to do whatever it took to prevail over cancer. With that perspective shift, everything changed – he is now (2 years later) cancer free and just had his first start in a professional football game.
I’m telling you, it’s all a matter of perspective.
Try this exercise…
- Look around you – it doesn’t matter where you are – just stop and take a minute or two to really take in your surroundings. Notice what you see, what you hear, what you can feel etc. Use all of your senses.
- Now, go find something that is at least 1-2 feet off the ground – a step stool, a bench, a chair – anything. Put it in the same spot you were just in and stand on it.
- Now what do you see? What do you feel, and hear etc. Pay attention to the different things you notice from this new perspective.
This is exactly what you need to do with anything in your life that isn’t working.
Now try this exercise…
- Write down one area of your life where you feel like you are really struggling. Write down everything you believe about this area. Write down how you feel, what seems to be true, what it feels like, what it looks like etc.
- Write down the story you tell yourself and other people about this area of your life.
- Write down the proof that you have that makes you believe this story is true.
Once you are done, ask yourself this power question:
“If I looked at this from a different perspective, what might I see?”
Now, from this different perspective, answer the same questions again (remember how different everything looked earlier when you stood at a higher level and looked around) –
- Now that you are looking from a different perspective, write down everything you believe about this area. Write down how you feel, what seems to be true, what it feels like, what it looks like etc.
- From this new perspective, write down the story you could tell yourself and other people about this area of your life.
- From this new perspective, write down the proof you could find that would make you believe this story is true.
In the “now” we have the power of infinite creation – which means
Your most important job from this moment on, is to constantly look for a better perspective. If you were trapped in a huge hole in the ground would you just accept that you could never get out or would you try to look at where you were from a different perspective to see if there were options you hadn’t seen yet?
You get the idea – your life is the same way – are you looking at the problem or are you looking for solutions? That is the biggest perspective shift you can ever give yourself.
When you feel stuck, ask yourself, “Am I looking at the problem or am I looking for solutions?”
The second you ask yourself the question your perspective will shift, I promise!
If you are having trouble finding things in your life to be grateful for – ask yourself this, “Am I looking at what I don’t have or am I looking for all of the things I can be grateful for?”
You can ALWAYS change your perspective – ALWAYS! So if something isn’t working, look at it from a different angle, look at it through different eyes, get your focus off the problem and onto the possible solutions, start telling a different story, and your perspective will change – and when your perspective changes, so does your life!
|Quick Tip||Look Who’s Talking…|
|Have you ever heard someone you love describe themselves and wished they could just see themselves how you see them?Now think about that in reverse – what if you could see yourself how the people who love you see you?||
I have read and reread this article for the last 2 weeks and it has helped so much in my life. I love the 3rd G: Generate, a positive attitude and feeling good is KEY. You will attract all that is good in your life if you have a great attitude, smile and feel good.
Thanks for such valuable info!!