What you usually see affects what you feel. If you’re fond of looking at things on the outside rather than looking out of the box, then you should shift your mindset.
Seeing things from a different perspective requires some level of comparison, communication, and observation. Also, having this kind of mindset can help you make decisions that will preserve you.
But how can you develop the ability to see things from a different perspective? Here’s how;
1. Exercise your spiritual sight
You can only access it through faith because faith is the evidence of things you don’t see. The key here is to believe in order to perceive things from a different perspective.
Don’t just think of the problem you have right now; you also have to look at the bright side of how God can turn around things that are impossible for you. It’s a matter of faith in things you don’t see and situations that are out of your control.
Sometimes, you are blinded by how you perceive things because of the urgency to get the result you want. But if you begin to see the way God sees things and not how you see them, you will have a better life. He will not tell you everything, but he will not leave you clueless.
God has his timing, so don’t try to orchestrate things on your event. Just allow him to come in, guide you and order your steps. You must see it through the word of God. So, start living by faith, not by sight.
2. Respect differences
Recognize that not all people share the same opinion and values in life. You can’t just force someone to agree with your way of thinking because everyone is entitled to have their belief without asking for anyone’s approval.
Also, accept things that you don’t agree with, learn to listen, and be considerate of others’ feelings. When you begin to respect the differences of people, you also learn to see things from a different perspective. It is because you are not only looking at things in a shallow way; you are digging deeper.
3. Stop complaining
Step back and look within the real issue before you complain. I know it takes time to be patient on the road, but it takes persistence to acquire it. You are beginning to see things from a diverse perspective when you learn how to listen with no complaint.
4. Surround yourself with people
Exposing yourself to different people can help you weigh up your current situation to others. Recognizing others’ struggles and things they lack that you usually set aside, can also help you see things differently.
5. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes.
Trying to get into someone else’s shoes might help you have a different perspective and attitude in life. Sometimes, it takes someone’s experience to better develop empathy and understand other people’s standpoints.
Your belief has something to do with your behavior. Oftentimes, you find yourself stressing out over things that can be solved through a small shift in your perspective. I know it’s hard, yet a change of life begins from a change of heart. When you look at things from a different perspective, you can go higher than what you think. Don’t see things, instead learn to see through things.