Perspective And George Clooney

Perception precedes action; where the head goes the body follows. 

Countless examples are scattered throughout history, and modern times, of how a change in perspective altered the outcome of someones life.

For example, during the his first years in Hollywood, the actor George Clooney was frequently met with rejection.

He blamed the system and producers for not seeing how good he was.

Then he had a shift in perspective and realized that casting is an obstacle for producers. They need to find someone and they’re hoping that the next person to walk in the room is that right person.

From this perspective he was the solution. He wasn’t going to be begging them for a shot. He was someone with something special to offer. He was solving a problem for them.

Perspective is a powerful leverage.

And generally there are two types of perspective:
Context: a sense of the larger picture of the world, not just what is immediately in front of us.
Framing: an individual’s unique way of looking at the world, a way that interprets its events.

It is our responsibility to limit and expand our perspective to whatever will keep us the calmest and prepared for the task at hand, while always clinging to the truth.

How we perceive the events in our lives is the framework for our forthcoming response. Often the difference between success and failure, landing a role or being rejected.

Photo by Krissana Porto on Unsplash.

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