When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It’s all a matter of perspective. — HARVEY MACKAY
We all have fixed perspectives towards a majority of things. But a fixed perspective (a fixed point of view) can keep us away from learning and adopting things which have potential.
If you get over a fixed perspective, you will stay on the track of lifelong progress. If not you will continue to lose and remain the person you don’t like being.
You need to change the way you look at things. Let us explore two thoughts that limit you and how to get over them.
1. Look For “What You Can Learn” rather than assuming that “You Know It Already.”
You can always learn something new from everything. You might be knowing something but the learning
process doesn’t end there.
You can discover a new angle, better habits, or gain a new perspective on something or on concept you are familiar with.
Knowing something is different from doing something. You will come across a wide range of tips, tricks and guidance, but the benefits come only when it is brought into practice.
When you change your thought to learn, you start to learn new things about yourself and find things that suit you perfectly.
Many a time we neglect things that are important and follow the wrong path; hence its potential is not realized.
Keep your mind open to learn things, as it will help you make things better and faster.
2. Look past “How It Can Work For You” rather than concluding that “It Won’t Work For You.”
Everyone is different, and so are their requirements, habits, environment, etc. As the requirements differ, one schedule doesn’t fit everyone, but the basic principle remains the same.
Protein is required for weight loss and cell development, but the quantity differs depending on one’s requirement like rate of weight loss, weight gain, BMI, etc.
You have to find the perfect match as per your goal. If things haven’t worked earlier, it doesn’t mean that it won’t work. You need to check out why it didn’t work and how you can make it work for you.
You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone. — ROY T. BENNETT
Before jumping into any routine, you need to accept being uncomfortable. Fear and insecurity kicks in when we get uncomfortable; we automatically think something bad is happening. When there is a change in routine or habits you will get uncomfortable. But being uncomfortable is a good sign. It reminds that you are taking effort to improve yourself.
Think when you go to the gym. After a workout muscles get sore. But this is where the growth starts. Growth is uncomfortable, but worth the effort. If there is no struggle, there is no progress.