Can a Different Perspective Yield Different Results?

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.


One thought on “Can a Different Perspective Yield Different Results?

  1. I had a writing instructor when I was in film school who taught us not about the mechanics of writing but about the kaleidoscope of perspective and how it relates to creativity.

    Indeed, he said the spark of creativity is in the shift of the Necker’s cube, the optical illusion in which is cube is either going in or coming out. It’s the point that it shifts that is “creativity.”

    He was fantastic!!! HIs name was Billy Floyd and I called his class Floydmania. Ah, good times.

    Between the eyes and ears there lie,
    The sounds of colour and the light of a sigh.
    And to hear the sun, what a thing to believe.
    Beauty all around if we could but perceive.
    (with apologies to the Moody Blues)

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