If you want to change the world chances are you first have to change your perception about it. You cannot be walking around as a unmotivated pessimist and expect to create a long lasting change in the world. This is simply not going to result in you creating a great impact.
There are numerous ways in which we can shift our reality of the world. I’ve touched upon some in previous articles, so this article is going to be concerned with changing our view of the world by changing the lens we view it in.
What you are about to learn is very powerful. I cannot really take credit for this instead all credit goes to the late Steve Jobs who shared the philosophy you are about to learn in a video interview.
Before I shed light on this phenomena I just wanted to state that all successful people view the world in a similar light. They see opportunity when the average person sees misery. This results in them becoming more and more successful. An example of this can be found when assessing why the rich continue to get richer while the poor stay in poor financial shape.
In my perspective, the wealthy continue to pursue all the opportunity that is presented in the world, while the poor are blinded by excuses and such.
You have to start viewing the world as the successful do. After all, each of us has the ability to create our own reality as I mentioned before, Many psychological studies have shown that our reality is our own mental creation. How you are perceiving this article and reading it is different from how the next person will. Your reality is created by you. This means that you have a choice of what reality you want to undertake. You can either form a reality filled with the horrible wrong doings of the world or you can choose to fill it with endless opportunity. The bottom line is the choice is up to you. Reality is not pushed onto us, unless you let it. The reality you are experiencing right now is due to your own mental creation.
Reread those bold words. By doing so you shall realize that you are the one that is in control. People in today’s day and age typically believe that our experiences with the world shape our sense of reality. This is simply not true because each experience you undergo results in your mind taking away certain aspects which YOU CHOOSE and uses them in return to form your reality of the world. You are responsible for the reality you have formed of the world. For most of you this means that you are to blame for that pessimist attitude you have constructed.
Not to worry though, because with responsibility comes power. If you accept that you are the one to blame then you can realize that you hold the power to change that reality around.
Anyways now we are going to be focusing on how to change our perception of the world.
How To Change Your Perception of the World
The creation of reality is largely due to the mindset we have. The reason why successful people have such opportunistic realities is due to their opportunistic mindset. What you think is usually what you become as the old saying goes. Your mindset is the foundation for your perception of the world. If your mindset is one of negativity then you will see all the horrific things with the world.
Therefore, our focus is to shift your mindset into one of a opportunistic nature. By creating an opportunistic mindset your reality will soon adapt and begin to see opportunity in the world when the average person is blinded by misery.
Below is the perception of the world that many successful people have and it is stated in the worlds of Steve Jobs…
“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is to live your life inside the world and try not to bash in the walls too much, try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money, but life, that’s a very limited type of life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact and that is everything around you which you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. The minute you understand that you can poke life and if you push in, something will pop out the other side, you can change it, you can mold it and that’s maybe the most important thing. It is to shake off the belief that life is there and you are just going to live in it versus embracing it, changing it, improving it, and making your mark upon it. I think this is very important. And once you learn this you will never be the same again because once you learn this in whatever form you do it you will want to change it.”
That is the perception of the world you are now granted with. You now have the power to either apply this reality to your life or disregard it. The choice is up to you…