Change your perspective, change your world

What is holding you back from living the life you want to live? What is stopping you from becoming a fitter person?

Sometimes, changing your perspective can make a difference. For instance, what is wrong with this world map?

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Source: Wikipedia

It’s wrong because it is upside down, right?

But that’s just a convention, with the north being on top on virtually all maps. This is why this world map looks “wrong” to you. You’re northern-hemisphere-centric. Just change your perspective(or pretend to be an Australian or New Zealander) and you will realize this is just as correct as maps with north at the top.

How many problems in life are similar to this? Our perspective being limited by what we are used to, and what we are used to being seen as “right”?

Change your perspective, break with convention, and I know it sounds cliche, but “think outside the box”.

As Albert Einstein once said: “You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.” or it is sometimes phrased as: “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”

So think differently, and you may see results.

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9 responses to “Change your perspective, change your world

  1. Love this photo. (This man knows how to work + play, simultaneously….) Not to mention think good thoughts. Do you have a picture-taking joggling partner ?!

    A heavy subject. So hard to get out of our own heads, and see ourselves go by, sometimes. (Well, all the time !) I’m working on that. Making progress 🙂

    • Thanks.

      I usually bring a camera with me and put it on a stone wall, tree stump or some any stable structure to take photos, and on rare occasions I use people in the street or neighbours. 99% of the time, I joggle alone. Good luck to you.

  2. True, I like your article 🙂

  3. Too true. Travel can provide the different perspective – not always in obvious ways. I had to go to California to hear something so obvious I can’t believe I’ve been so stupid. But it took a long trip to learn it…
    Thanks for visiting the Magura blog.

  4. That is one of my favorite Einstein quotes! I think it’s great to change your perspective even if it’s just standing on a chair. Nice post!

  5. Wonderful post. and thanks for visiting my blog so I could read this. 🙂

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