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From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.
-- Sigmund Freud


Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Your perspective

The world in which you live depends on the perspective you decide to adopt at any given moment. If you look at a hammer, you can see an object made of wood and metal, or you can see an implement of destruction, or you can see a tool of creativity. It all depends upon your perspective, and your perspective depends upon you.

The world around you is what it is, and yet what it is to you depends upon how you choose to relate to it. Two people in the same identical situation can achieve incredibly different results based on how each one chooses to respond to that situation.

A competitive business climate can be an excuse for poor performance or an opportunity for excellence, depending on the perspective you decide to adopt. A dark, cold day can be depressing or energizing, depending on your perspective.

Think for a moment about your own perspective. It is taking you in the direction you wish to go? If so, keep it up! If not, you’re free to change it whenever you decide, and by so doing you’ll change for the better the world in which you live.

— Ralph Marston

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