A Little Perspective Goes A Long Way

by Martha Giffen

Disclosure:  Portions of this post were originally posted on my motivational blog.

There are two ways to go through life.  Embracing it or fighting it.

Depending on the circumstance, we all usually go back and forth.  And, it’s always about our perspective.

I was reading an old copy of a Dale Carnegie book recently and was struck by an illustration used.

Carnegie was comparing Napoleon and Helen Keller.  He observed that Napoleon had everything men usually want– fame, power, riches — yet he said at Saint Helena, “I have never known six happy days in my life.”  Helen Keller, on the other hand, who was blind and deaf, was heard to say, “I have found life so beautiful.”

Having it all!

Which one would you say had it all?  Which one are you more like?

I would love to say I find the beauty in everyday life and in my biz every single day. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

However, I do try to keep a good outlook because I understand the importance.  Our outlook  is something we have control over.  You can’t always change your circumstances or what is going on in the world around you.

You CAN decide your reactions!

Your reactions are really your perspective.  How you look at the world around you and your place in it.  We’ve all seen people with the same set of circumstances yet, one will rise above it and have a great attitude and another will go through life bitter or sad.

It’s all about perspective!

It’s a decision.  You get to choose how you see the world and what perspective you choose to have.

It’s the same with business.  Who hasn’t seen two businesses, in the same niche, with similar products, working almost side by side and one is successful as heck and the other barely gets by?  One biz owner blames others, the economy or some such problem for slow growth. The other biz owner sees opportunities galore, is grateful for what walks through the door, sees obstacles as merely stepping stones, and watches their biz grows.

We all look at our online biz with a certain perspective.  We have two choices.

Now, go.  Pick the successful perspective!

Peace,

-Martha

 A Little Perspective Goes A Long Way

Martha Giffen

Martha Giffen is a Small Business and Social Media Consultant, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. The author of 3 best-selling books, including "Be Social Be Rich," she is an Online Marketing authority and teaches Small Biz Owners how to achieve massive profitable success. And, -she dishes it all out with a warm southern flare!

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