Change your perspective, change your life.

“Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses.” – Proverb

In everything in life, there is always a positive and a negative side. It easy to focus on one over the other. Most people tend to focus too much on the negative side. It is easier to forget the positive over the negative.

However, you get to choose which side you want to focus on. It is a matter of shifting your perspective or, in other words, shifting your thoughts. You have the authority to change your perspective and therefore your life.

When you tell yourself:“I will always struggle in this area. I will never lose this weight. I will never get out of debt.” You need to change your perspective. You are not weak, defeated, or inferior. You are full of “can do” attitude. You are more than a conqueror.

Now start putting things under your feet. If you will see these obstacles as being under your feet, as being already defeated, a new boldness will rise up. Believe that you can look down in faith and see your obstacles as being stepping stones to take me higher.

There is no emotion or situation that will last forever. Life ebbs and flows, and the good and bad in life will come and go, eternally.

You have a chance to find the bright side to your situation, no matter how tough it seems, by only changing your view and identifying the positive of every experience. There is a lesson in the pain and there is a beautiful rose in your thorn bush.

Remember, changing your perspective is like changing the window through which you view the world. When you change how you view the world, you change how you feel about it. – by Gina Petty.

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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.

Yours Truly
Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane