“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”
I heard a profound statement recently.
When I went to hear Dan Millman speak at the Mind Body Spirit Expo in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, he said something that stuck with me.
“It took me 25 years of marriage to realize that all this time, my wife wasn’t criticizing me, she was improving me.”
I think this is brilliant.
We all have our own perception of conditions. You can have the same situation and two totally different views.
What if we looked at our opponents as people who are improving us?
What if we looked at our teachers/coaches as people who are helping us become better students/athletes? (Especially when they’re tough on us and make us do fitness)
What if we looked at our parents as people who are teaching us to become better human beings, with only the best intentions?
What if we looked at our difficult clients as people who are making us better salespeople?
When you change your perspective, you change your world.
When you change your world, you change your results.
Thanks for reading.