Can you find the arrow in the Fedex logo?
It might take a moment but I guarantee you that you will always see it first every time you look at a Fedex truck again!
Do you know how to find the arrow?
All you have to do is change your perspective. Instead of looking at the logo and reading Fedex, shift the focus of your eyes so you can see the arrow. Got it?
Changing the way your life operates can be just as easy as finding the arrow on the Fedex logo. All you have to do is change your perspective!
I have been struggling with rebuilding my business after I tried to change industries a few years ago. Finally, in desperation, I found myself needing to get a “job” so that my living expenses did not eat up all my cash reserves.
I was not a happy camper having to do this job thing but I stuck it out. I was grumpy, nervous and found the whole thing a real struggle. Consequently, the world I did my job in was very stressful to the point where I almost quit the job.
Finally, I woke up and decided that I could not continue as I had been, so I chose to change my perspective. I realized that the job was not perfect and it was well below my skill level but I had to accept that it paid my costs of living and allowed me a lot of independence at work and 4 days off per week even though I worked full time.
When I realized the benefits the job provided me in my lifestyle, I became happier and the job became more tolerable. In fact, the stress practically flew out the window!
Even on my days off, my life was filled with struggle. I have been in a very tumultuous time for the past couple of years. I was feeling let down and abandoned by my world. However, when I changed my attitude about my work, it also changed my perspective about the rest of my life.
All of a sudden things started to change in all areas of my life. Things still need to change a lot more to get me to where I am trying to get to but at least my attitude is helping me point the way. I am making better decisions, creating new friendships and improving existing ones and making headway with developing a new business. All because I changed my perspective.
What are you holding on to that is causing the stress in your life?
What are you holding on to that is stopping you from making significant change so you can move forward and create a healthier, happier life?
Are you willing to look at your life and take responsibility for your life so you can make changes?
By taking the time to examine your life periodically (especially when things are not going well) you can find beliefs that are active in your life that are actually causing your life to come to a standstill.
I remember back when I was a tractor trailer driver, one of my co-drivers and I were chatting about our lives. He stated to me that he really disliked being a truckdriver but it was all he knew how to do. (This man was about 35 years old!) He could not see himself being capable of ever doing anything else.
One day he told me that he was quitting trucking and had got a job as a dispatcher. I asked him what caused him to see that he could do something else. He told me his wife told him that either he changed his career or she was leaving! Sometimes we need a little help in seeing opportunities so that we can change!
What do you need to change in your life? Are you willing to change your perspective so you can create a life more to your liking?
It does not matter how humble your life is or how great it is. We always have changes that can be made so we can have a better life. It is just a matter of what perspective we choose to take.