Monday, June 30, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 181

A change of environment is one of the best ways to gain a change of perspective.

We all need to change our perspective from time-to-time.  In many cases, we need to change our perspective regularly, if we hope to keep current and also increase our worldview.

But, a change in perspective doesn't come easily.  When we travel between home and work day-in and day-out, it becomes harder for our perspectives to change, simply because we're in the same physical environment following the same routine.

Regardless of how welcoming your work space is, and regardless of how things are going at home, perspective won't change unless we force it to.

There are two sizable ways to change perspective.  One is to have something major happen in your life.  This can be good or bad, but regardless, it is a jarring way to change perspective, and one that causes the perspective to change for you forcefully, as opposed to with your input and consideration.

The other way, equally sizable, is to change your physical environment.  This means taking a vacation, going somewhere different, travelling to work in a new way, or simply taking a walk outside.

The power of a new scene is that it causes our brain to make different connections than it did just a few hours ago.  These different connections cause our thinking patterns to shift.  This modification to our thinking patterns allows us to embrace new ideas.

Changing perspective is actually quite easy, if we allow ourselves the time to do it.  How regularly should you change perspective?  Well, the minute you think that things have been "the same" for a while, is the minute when you need a change of venue.

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