Another Window

I told someone last week:

If you don’t like your reality, change your reality.

For what it’s worth, I immediately regretted saying that because damn, that’s inconsiderate when someone’s down about stuff! It kinda puts the blame for whatever’s going on on the person’s shoulders, when that probably isn’t where it should be.

But! The other side of that is that it gives the person an opportunity to make a choice and take action on what they’re seeing/hearing/feeling. You don’t want to become a victim of your own perspective.

The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close up.

– Chuck Palahniuk

You’re not required to sit in one window your entire life. Go to another window, get another view.

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Eric Zanol

Eric does some front-end webbing and some operations stuff at &yet. He's got an awesome wife, a two great little boys. Some of his favorite pastimes include watching the Seahawks, drooling over fancy cars, and "gadgets."

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  • Suzy Garza Higley

    i can’t change my reality. but i can change how i feel about it. i guess maybe that is what you mean. i do have to look at my life from the inside out and not the outside in. at least that is what has changed the most for me, when my son turned out to have autism. a reality that i didn’t want, but became my only choice. so i choose to make the most of it and find the best in it. what else can you do? and since then, that same change of perspective has served me and all my children well. we are in control of where the story goes… . i think it was ok to say that. 🙂

  • Yes, that, exactly that. Choose to change your view on it (whatever the reader’s “reality” is). That is a power we have, the power to not accept defeat.

  • Sara Taylor

    Reminds me of “kid president”. Simple, straight-forward, and right on the money.