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Quotes for When You Need a Change in Perspective

Changing our perspective is a fundamental part of personal growth and development. By altering the way we see ourselves, others, and the world around us, we can gain new insights, overcome challenges, and even find new opportunities.

The first step in changing our perspective is often to challenge our assumptions. We all have beliefs and opinions about the world and the people in it, but these expectations can limit our understanding of reality. It’s never a bad idea to take some time to reflect on our assumptions, question whether they’re based on facts or stereotypes, and try to look for alternative viewpoints.

It’s easy to get stuck in our own perspectives, but there are often multiple ways of seeing any given issue. Seeking out diverse opinions and experiences can help us cultivate empathy.

Empathy itself can help to change our perspective, too. Understanding and sharing what other people are feeling lets us see the world through their eyes, which in turn helps us to build stronger relationships, embrace change, and break out of old patterns.

Changing our perspective is not always easy, but it is a transformative experience. By challenging our assumptions, seeking alternative viewpoints, practicing empathy, and opening our minds, we can broaden our understanding of the world around us. To that end, we’ve collected 10 quotes about changing your perspective.

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Wayne Dyer

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I'm always looking for a fresh perspective because it's fun to tell stories that are original and new in some way.
Jack Black

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Gratitude is one of the strongest and most transformative states of being. It shifts your perspective from lack to abundance and allows you to focus on the good in your life, which in turn pulls more goodness into your reality.
Jen Sincero

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The only true voyage of discovery … would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes.
Marcel Proust

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The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don't have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.
Chris Pine

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What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Maya Angelou

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Empathy begins with understanding life from another person's perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It's all through our own individual prisms.
Sterling K. Brown

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Every form of art is another way of seeing the world. Another perspective, another window.
Claudia Gray

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It's useful to go out of this world and see it from the perspective of another one.
Terry Pratchett

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You know, the more you can meet people from different walks of life, the better it is for you. I think the more you can create situations and experiences that give you new perspective, the better.
Michelle Pfeiffer

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April Dávila
April Dávila is a lover of words. Her debut novel "142 Ostriches" was released in 2020.
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