Sometimes, I think perspective is a super power.
And by perspective, I mean mindset. How we choose to view a situation.
What is more disarming in a tense situation than admitting or realizing things aren’t as bad as they may feel in the moment?
Look back at a time where you overreacted to a situation in the moment. How would things have changed if you had taken a breath and allowed your perspective to shift?
I have been taking kids to camp for 16 summers. Over that time, I’ve learned there are some things that are not worth stressing about. Messy bunks all get packed up at the end of the week, but little steps taken the night before go a long way.
My mindset has changed over time. Some things have become less important, while other things have become more important.
When we approach a situation filled with change, we have a choice to make. Are we going to mourn the change, or are we going to accept that change always happens, and agree to move forward in a healthy way?
I heard a quote this week that went like this:
Change is inevitable. Progress is not. Focus on progress and stop worrying about change.Charles Lee
Focusing on progress instead of worrying about change is a mindset shift. It’s choosing what is more important and focusing on things we can influence.
You have the opportunity to spread a sense of peace to those around by the way you view and talk about a situation.
Your mindset will influence the room.
My question for you is this: are you going to allow your mindset to make your situation better or worse? Are you going to engage the opportunity, or withdraw because it’s a challenge? Are you going to focus on change, or on progress?
Ultimately, you decide. Your mindset makes the difference.
Grab your superhero cape. Change your mindset. Change the world.