Two people are walking side by side down a bustling New York street. One walks ahead looking up and the other looking down. Although in the exact same environment, their impression and interpretation of the same city will be very different.
And such is life.
We don’t act based on an objective and universal interpretation of reality. Why? Because there isn’t one. This is why so many people can live on the same planet and uphold so many diverse and sometimes conflicting beliefs about life.
Mavericks understand that all success begins as a mind-set, not a skill-set. They know that how they construct the world around them will determine what they see, do, and feel. In other words, what we see and how we interpret it is dependent on perspective alone.
Our assumptions and conclusions are relative to our position on the matter – physically, mentally, and emotionally. We filter out information that is not reflective and supportive of our current beliefs. Thus, the difference between success and failure, happiness and sadness, optimism and pessimism, opportunity and constraint, and so on, is not the world itself, but the vantage point from which it’s viewed. Only we can choose to look up or look down.
Be a Maverick!
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