Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.

Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.

Have you ever had a very significant change of perspective and felt as if the world had awakened to your thoughts? What if that is exactly what had happened?

We generally become fixated on our way of seeing things. In the course of our having done so, our world view locks in, and at a certain point, it all reflects that view. This has been generalized as the cup half full or half empty perspective. The optimist is going to see the opportunity in life, and view everything as an invitation, whereas a pessimist is far more likely to see the dangers in life, and view many things as threatening. 

Beyond the yin/yang of optimism/pessimism lies a far more important perspective to understand. Most things are neither black nor white, they are a shade of grey. So in that world of lesser differentials, exists an opportunity to shape your reality through choices of perspective. If you are willing to accept that reality is perceptual, shaped solely from one’s unique perspective, then you are more able to understand that in that world view, your perspectives are going to influence your take on life. Just as the pessimist sees threats in many places, your perspective is working on a daily basis to color how you are envisioning everything around you. If you feel beaten down and look at the world as a place that has not served you and your dreams, then you will continue to enable that continuous lack of satisfaction and opportunity. Whereas if you were in that same position in life, and instead, viewed the world as full of possibilities, then you might engage with each and every day through the mindset that today is going to be the day that brings your breakthrough.

It is the same with relationships. Have you noticed that the insecure, jealous type is the one who is more likely to lose a relationship than the one who never gives those petty thoughts any consideration? Is that a case of a perspective bringing an outcome? If you look at it through the perspective of their spouse/partner and ask yourself whether you would want to be in a relationship with someone who does not trust you and is continually worrying that you are going to leave, then you can readily see that it is the behavior and thoughts of the insecure person who is bringing about the exact outcome that they fear/project is going to happen. It becomes a self-fulfilling reality.

The business world is exactly the same. I have been asked in numerous interviews, “how was it possible for someone as young as you, to have landed so many large accounts and keep them as long term relationships?” My response was, “I wanted to work with them, so I contacted them and then showed them why my team and I were special enough that we warranted their trust and consideration.” Imagine if my same perspective had been one of fear and doubt. Would I still be able to have won the hearts and minds of the decision makers in those organizations? It is the same perspective that has lead my company to specialize in creating things that have not existed prior to our deciding to create them. This continuous path of forging the unknown is only possible through the mindset of believing that our ability to come through at the end of the experience with a positive outcome would be readily achievable. 

If you are finding yourself in a predicament in life, as each and every one of us has, your absolute first order of business must always be to get your mindset into the proper perspective. Then, and only then, will you discover that the pathway to your overcoming or succeeding at whatever it is that you are aiming for is achievable. If your mind is not in the game, and your perspective is not focused on what the true matter at hand will require, then you are going to spin your wheels in frustration and disappointment. 

The choice is all yours.

Happy Tuesday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!