Perspective presents us with opportunities—depending on how we see it!
What do you believe about the significance of perspective? Can you effectively shift your perspective to create your reality?
Consider these three perspective shifts:
- What do you see when you look in the mirror: a reflection of an unskilled laborer or a master who trusts themself and the infinite resources within?
- What do you see when you consider your vision: a block of impossible marble or the magic of a creation ready to be set free?
- What do you see when you connect with others: pawns to be used, or a fellow maestro with whom you collaborate on masterpieces?
Perspective 1: Unskilled worker or master of your craft?
I observe some may be at Medici MediaSpace hesitantly, not sure if their ideas will work or not, not sure if the “House of Medici” has the resources to usher them the help they need to create a successful business. That is one perspective through a lens of pessimism, and is marked by lack of faith. The harsh consequences arise when that faithlessness becomes self-doubt. Leonardo da Vinci, one of the great Renaissance maestros supported in part by the Medici family, said, “The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.”
How do you view yourself—a hesitant wanna-be, or a prepared maestro?
Perspective 2: Impossible stone or statue waiting to be set free?
True maestros realize they are the Maestro for their own works, and they develop the ability to articulate their vision to others. The perspective becomes one of “This is my creation; here’s the beauty of what I imagine.” Another of the great maestros of the Renaissance, Michelangelo, said something like this: “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
How does your vision appear to you—a block of marble or an angel?
Perspective 3: Pawns or partners?
True maestros recognize the maestro energy in their peers. This does not occur until they acknowledge the Maestro in themselves. All the magical and beautiful energies of the cosmos may be released with such a perspective of self and others. We may train our souls to see in multidimensional textures and colors. Leonardo da Vinci notes this: “There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, and those who do not see.” Which perspective do you choose–defeat by refusing to see, the mediocrity of living others’ perspectives, or the fulfillment of knowing and expressing your vision?
If these three perspective changes seem exciting, or challenging, I encourage you to join a Monday strategy session. These sessions will help you define your perspective and show you ways you can productively shift you point of view to gain a more complete understanding of the opportunities available to you.