Your Perspective is The Reason You’re Falling Short on Your Dreams.

“Your perspective in life will determine your destination. Today’s a new day. Go.”
-Kirk Franklin

Sometimes when we hear phrases such as perspective is everything, think positive, be happy-it could be worse, we tend to dismiss them. It makes sense why, after all, such phrases are cliché. However, if you think about it, there’s typically a reason why they’re cliché. Cliché’s are generally built on universal truths and conventional occurrences. So what typically happens when we dismiss these phrases about positivity, particularly those pertaining to perspective? Generally, we resume with life maintaining our daily routines and mindset, never truly making the changes necessary to effectively pursue our dreams.

There was a recent Facebook post by Kirk Franklin, an American gospel musician, choir director and author. Franklin shared a story that highlighted how varying perspectives influence not only our current interactions, but also how those daily interactions eventually shape our futures.

The story is as follows:


2 twin boys were raised by an alcoholic father. 1 grew up to be an alcoholic and when asked what happened he said,

“I watched my father.”

The other grew up and never drank once in his life. When he was asked what happened he said,

“I watched my father.”

2 boys, same dad, 2 different perspectives.

Your perspective in life will determine your destination. Today’s a new day. Go.


The story is short, yet impactful. If it hasn’t sunk in yet, literally everything that has happened, is happening, or is going to happen to you in your life will be filtered through your unique perspective.

Reflect on your personal outlook, evaluate whether or not you deem it to be positive or negative, and then ask yourself:

“What is the benefit of this perspective? Will it get me to where I want to be?”

 

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