If there's one thing that I think opens up every other door, it's this one shift in perspective.
You've heard it said a million different ways, but no matter how you say it, the message is the old "glass is half full" outlook. I call it, coming from a place of love. At the end of the day it doesn't matter what you call it, as long as you are able to apply it to your life.
What I know is that when you are able to figure out for yourself what it looks and feels like to achieve a default perspective that is love-based, it is a shift that is powerful enough to change everything in your life. When you change your starting place, you change the path and inevitably, the outcome. It all starts with a simple, yet profound choice at some point.
This choice of perception could start at the beginning of something - OR - you may get halfway down the line and realize that you need a change. Well - shift then! The beauty is that there is no "right time" to shift your perspective. You can do it at any point and you have the total and complete power to do so. Amazing.
Let's look at an example:
Situation: Getting out of bed in the morning.
Glass Half Empty/Fear-Based: Ugh. I'm tired. I don't feel like getting up and getting ready for this day. I'm dreading something coming ahead. I'm feeling lethargic. I'm feeling lost. I'm not motivated. I can't wait until this day is over.
Glass Half Full/Love-Based: OK here we are. Eyes open. Breathing. Thank you. Regardless of what lies in front of me today, every moment of this day is an opportunity. I'm going to move through this day step by step and be kind to myself. I'm going to get through this and learn what I can from what transpires. I'm going to find the lesson and grace in all of it and remind myself to focus on the positive and maybe even crack a smile at some point.
This is just one example but if you could, which one would you pick? Maybe the option with the better outcome?
When you are aware enough to evaluate a situation and see the different options in front of you, you are likely going to be able to make a choice of which option works best for you.
Life is really a series of these choices. Choose love.