Perspective is a fascinating word. It is not a wrong-right proposition. It is a lesson in practicing the art of diversity. For example, it is seen in interpreting a scene by standing in different positions. Each view affording a different angle and therefore differing information.
And perspective can deliver innovation, understanding, acceptance, growth and even freedom.
I was recently discussing the concept of ‘success’ with a group of small businesswomen and asked them if they were successful entrepreneurs. Everyone faulted. Looked down. Because they thought I had asked, “How much money are you earning? What is your profit?”
But I was asking, “What is your priority in business? What are you after?” It may be autonomy, flexibility, purpose, the opportunity to use skills, talents or make a difference in the world.
And when you know your “why”, your perspective, then you discover a new definition, new indicators of success and a new outlook to share with others.
Communicating your perspective lets people know where you’re standing in relation to the view. And allows others to do the same.