What Do You See
Some people see the world as a dangerous place, filled with deceit and treachery.
Other people see the world filled with happiness and puppy dogs.
Still others see the world filled with necessary evil to get what they need to survive.
To be sure, it all depends on what society you live in, what the government is like and what the economy is like.
There have been plenty of horrific regimes that made it impossible to see the world as anything other than pain and suffering.
On the other hand, even in the worst situations, like in Nazi concentration camps, people managed to look on the bright side of life.
To be sure, not all of us have super human levels of optimism.
But we CAN change our filters, and see the world in different ways.
Next time you’re out in public, try a few filters on, just to see what it’s like.
Like maybe see everybody as a potential customer of some sort. Imagine you had a magic box that could produce any product, and start to wonder what everybody wants or needs.
Or see everybody as having some kind of specialized skill. Imagine you are a world class “fixer” and you are always on the lookout for new team members. Try and guess what everybody’s secret skill is as they walk by.
Or imagine you are a world class chef and you have a magic kitchen. Try and guess what everybody’s favorite dish is.
Or imagine that you are a world class grief counselor. As you see people walking by, imagine what each individuals biggest memory or source of emotional pain is.
The truth is, that to a large extent, the world is VERY accommodating. If you look for problems, you’ll find them. If you look for opportunities, you’ll find them too.
If you look for dream lovers, you’ll find them. If you look for people that will hurt you, unfortunately you’ll find them too.
Take some time to think about what you want. And the kind of people that will help you get it.
Then get out there, and look for them. Find them. And get what you want.
How do you do that?