How changing perspectives help your results.
Do you ever get stuck in a project trying to discover the solution to a perplexing problem? What about when you are arguing and you can only see things from your perspective? Accordingly, by changing perspectives and seeing things differently, is the key to solving many a perplexing problem. However, we tend to view the world through our brains, not our eyes. Our minds are full of past experiences, memories, emotions, assumptions and habitual patterns of thinking which limits how and what we see in the world. However, the great news is we only use a tiny bit of our vast potential. So when we challenge ourselves to see things differently, i.e., changing perspectives, we often stumble across gold – the solution to our problem!
Here is a great story that exemplifies this:
‘A young girl is pestering her father to play with her. He is trying to read the paper. Eventually, he becomes so exasperated that, in a fit of desperation, he tears a picture of a map of the world out of the paper, cuts it up in pieces and sets the girl the challenge of putting it back together again. Much to his surprise, she comes back to him quickly with the map all in place.
The father asks her how she put it together so quickly. At this point, the girl turns the paper over and shows that the other side has a picture of a man on it. “I put the man together,” she said, “and the world came out all right.”
There is always another way of viewing things and achieving a faster or new result. You just have to be able to see it from a different perspective. A great tool to use is Edward De Bono’s ‘Six Thinking Caps’.
Mental challenges performed daily will keep your brain sharp and gain you an edge. Continue to read, learn, tackle puzzles and see how many ways you can solve a problem. Turn the problem into a question, such as ‘How Can I…?’ Write down at least twenty ways that answer the question. This pushes your brain beyond its comfort zone and will ensure you continue to expand possibilities and keep on top of changing perspectives. Watch the magic happen!
Mandy Napier BSc
Mandy Napier is a Global Mindset & Performance Coach who inspires people to P.E.R.F.O.R.M optimally and produce breakthrough results personally and professionally.
As an authentic and inspirational coach and speaker, she partners with professionals and teams to create transformation and lasting results. Ultimately to tap into and harness their full potential.
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