22.01.2016 – Day 22
Can a Different Perspective Yield Different Results?
Hells ya, it can!
Not getting the results you want? Feeling stuck? Not sure what the right answer is?
Try a change in perspective.
For example, say you want to lose weight. You want to shed say, 10 kilos. Instead of continuing to ask yourself, “How am I going to lose this weight?” and coming up with the same ideas you’ve come up with before, maybe a change in perspective can help.
Instead of looking at this from an overweight person who needs to lose weight, maybe try instead to look at the situation through the eyes of a fit and health person. Maybe instead of being so focused on losing the weight, maybe a focus on the behaviours demonstrated by a person who is already demonstrating your desired result by being fit and healthy and not overweight, will help you find better answers and ultimately lead you to a longer lasting solution.
With this change in perspective you may be able to ask better questions that lead to improved results. The questions then become, “What does a person who is fit and healthy eat in a day, at a meal, and what foods won’t they eat ? What are their portions sizes? How much exercise do they get in a day? Do they have a better understanding of nutrition? Do they seek out advice from fitness and healthcare professionals?”
If you change your perspective to that of an already fit person, you are apt to get information and advice that will serve you in a more permanent way, helping you to maintain a healthy weight over the long term, rather than just a quick fix that helps you to drop a few kilos that you’ll probably end up putting back on over and over again.
Next time you’re stuck or just want to find a better way, try looking at things from a different perspective.