I am reading a book called The Noticer Returns by Andy Andrews. This book is all about perspective and how a person thinks. How do you perceive and think about what is going on in your life?
I have had the conversation about perspective with a number of people lately. Perspective and the way you think have more impact on your life than most people ever realize. In The Noticer Returns, it says “the way a person thinks is the key to everything that follows, good or bad, success or failure. A person’s thinking – the way he thinks – is the foundational structure upon which a life is built. Thinking guides decisions.. Thinking – how a person thinks – determines every choice.” The author goes on to say “a person’s thinking is what he is.”
Proverbs 23:7 says it like this: For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
Your thinking can have such a huge impact on your life. One of the examples, given in the book, is about a man who was in financial ruin and his credit was shot. The main character asks the man, in financial ruin, if an extraordinary life would be to live debt free and of course the man answered YES. The main character (the noticer) explains that the man’s circumstances have made it so that he can’t get a loan, because of his credit score, therefore allowing him to live without debt. So, he turned what appeared logically to most as a bad situation into a lesson on perspective.
I love this book because it reminds me to notice things in my life that others may overlook and try and look at things in a new way…….a little perspective in life can make life even sweeter!