Something that’s been getting my attention lately is relativity. This ties into perception and how things aren’t always what they seem. Time, space, size, distance are all examples of things that are relative. Two minutes might not seem like much time if you’re waiting for food to heat up but getting to an airport two minutes late you could miss your plane. Twenty miles doesn’t seem like a long distance to drive but might seem like a daunting distance to walk.
I don’t know why but this has been turning around in my mind a lot lately. It made me think of the shift that I had to make in my own perception several years ago. I used to be pessimistic and see everything as a challenge. It was overwhelming and I felt defeated. After doing a lot of work I was able to change the way I saw things and not just think positive thoughts but change my approach to challenges. Instead of feeling defeated, I found excitement, adventure, and opportunities for growth.
While we all face different challenges throughout our lives, our approach is determined by our perception. Sometimes things feel bigger, harder, or more challenging than they really are. If we can find a way to change our perspective and take a step back, we might be able to find an approach that we wouldn’t have otherwise. Today I just wanted to encourage those who are feeling overwhelmed, stuck or defeated. I know it can be hard to get out of that place but if you can challenge yourself to look at your situation from a different point of view you just might come up with an approach you haven’t tried yet.