“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”
Most people hate Mondays. It’s the start of the work week. The weekend is over.
I love Mondays. I teach quite a bit on Saturdays and Sundays, so by the time Monday rolls around, I have free time to catch up on things.
It’s all perspective.
When you’re competing in sports, do you always want to give your opponent the same perspective?
Does a pitcher always want to throw fastballs?
Of course not.
A smart pitcher will have a good change-up and curve ball in their repertoire.
My challenge to you is to look at things from others’ perspectives. Your opponents, your coach, your boss, your co-worker, your peers, your family members, your romantic partner.
When you do this, you see things differently, you learn new ways to do things and you are less likely to be on autopilot. Oh, and you will get better results.
Here’s an exercise you can do.
Crawl around on all fours like a baby, or a dog. Notice how everything looks different. It’s not right or wrong, it’s just different.
We tend to get mindless in our actions and our thinking. If we can stop and look at things from other points of view, our world changes and it becomes a new game, a game where there are no limits.