Perspective is essential to life. “Life is 10% of what happened to us and 90% of how we respond.” “Life doesn’t happen to us, life happens for us.” Both quotes come from different people but underline the same choice & that’s a choice in perspective that we have every single day, no matter what. We all face this choice with every part of our lives.
This choice can not be taken from us unless we decided to give it up.
We can choose how we decide to see the world, see our lives & we see the events that place one way over another, good or bad, with the simple act of thought.
Glass half full over glass half empty. “Failure” over an opportunity to learn and grow.
It’s all perspective.
Now, I could have given up on more than 2 handful of occasions but good would that have done for me & my vision for my life?
It wouldn’t have done any good & would have actually put me further back from reaching my goals & potential to help others.
I also can’t stress enough how gratitude fuels the shift in perspective & leads to abundance.
When I was faced with a death sentence at the pinnacle of my dream BMX career & just turned 21, I first went to fear, worry, & what I call “victimville” but my family, the BMX community, learning of @lancearmstrong, & my own desire to live my life on my own terms wouldn’t allow that choice in fear.
My perspective quickly shifted to that of gratitude to still be alive, have the love & support of many around the world, & most importantly, a chance to fight to make my tomorrow better & continue living my life.
I often hear friends, family, & strangers complaining of how “hard” life is, how much life “sucks”, or “it must be nice” when in reality, every single person that is conscious & breathing has something to be grateful for.
I challenge you all to focus on just ONE thing you’re grateful for each day & really feel it deep down. That emotional state you find yourself in can change you life as it’s changed mine.
Josh P. 💚🧠✌️