We are given a pair of eyes, which we use as our “lens” to view the world around us. Often the perspective we see can be one of negativity and darkness, which can have an adverse impact on our thinking and actions.
It is said that our thinking is a pattern of response to life. In order to be able to think diferently, we must think with awareness. By changing your “lens” that you look through, you will see things differently.
When you think negative thoughts, or view a situation in negative light, change your perspecive by trying to use someone else’s lens. Think of someone you admire, you respect, or someone you want to emulate. Put on their lens for a moment, and take a look look at the situation you’re facing. By taking a brief moment and trying to see things in a more positive or brighter light, your thinking may change…as well as your actions.
So next time you find yourself thinking negative thoughts, or feel like a situation is going in the wrong direction, or just don’t like what you see…change your lens. Borrow one from someone you know who you think would thrive and succeed in such a situation.