From My Perspective 

My Thoughts From My End

What we see greatly depends on how we look at it.

The truth is, our perspective on life comes from the psychological cage we’ve been held captive in.  A cage created by…

  • A difficult past
  • A sheltered life
  • Social influence
  • Pop-culture and mass-media stereotyping
  • etc.

And our perspective only changes when we consciously and gradually work to free our minds.

I personally read and repeat to myself on a regular basis to keep my mind uncaged and my perspective wide open.  When I shared them with the three students mentioned above, they all told me they appreciated the extra perspective.  Perhaps you will as well. 


  1. Happiness escapes from those who refuse to see the good in what they have.  When life gives you every reason to be negative, think positive.  Let go of what you think your life is supposed to be like right now and sincerely appreciate it for everything that it is.
  2. The richest person isn’t the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.  Wealth is a mindset.  Want less and appreciate more today.  Be thankful for your life.  For your health, your family, your friends, and your home.  Many people don’t have these things.  
  3. It takes courage to grow and become who you really are.  Don’t fear change.  You may lose something good, but you may also gain something great.
  4. Most of your fears are much bigger in your mind than they are in reality. You’ll see this for yourself as soon as you face them.
  5. If you’re lucky enough to have two good options, always go with the one that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.
  6. Don’t stress about the closed doors behind you.  New doors are opening every moment and you will see them if you keep stepping forward.  And as you’re stepping, also keep in mind that we often waste too much of today by worrying about tomorrow. Just Be Present, tommorow will reveal itself as it exactly should be. 
  7. Every difficult situation can be an excuse for poor performance or an opportunity for excellence, depending on the perspective you choose.
  8. Even when it’s tough, wear a smile anyway.  Smiling doesn’t always mean you are happy, sometimes it simply means you are strong.  And YOU ARE.
  9. Growth is painful.  Change is painful.  But in the end, nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you do not belong.  It’s always better to be exhausted from meaningful work than to be tired of doing nothing.
  10. Appreciate the gift of being able to work hard for what you want most.  And remember that nothing is really “work” unless you tell yourself that you would rather be doing something else.
  11. Do what you have to do, but leave space too.  Be flexible.  Don’t overbook your life with rigid plans.  Sometimes great moments happen unplanned and big regrets happen by not reaching exactly what was planned.
  12. Instead of getting angry over the words of others, choose to listen, be mindful, and grow stronger one way or another, because of them.  
  13. Life doesn’t always give you the people you want, it gives you the people you need… to learn, to grow, and to fall in love.
  14. The strongest among us aren’t those who show strength you can see, but those who have won incredible inner battles you know nothing about.  So be kind.  You can’t always see people’s pain, but they can always feel your kindness.  Being kind to people is a peaceful way to live, and a beautiful legacy to leave behind.
  15. Three things ultimately define you: Your patience when you have nothing, your attitude when you have everything, and who you help whenever you are able.
  16. Be humble.  Be teachable.  The world is bigger than your view of the world.  There’s always room for a new idea, a new step, a new perspective… A new journey…

Happy Saturday.. 

James Toombs 

Blog Entry Entered On 7/30/16 2:16 P. M. EST. 


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