Your thoughts and fears shape your perspective. Your perspective determines what you find in your future.
What you want to see, you see. What you want to find, you find.
If you believe that your best is yet to come then that is what you will find.
In her autobiography, Oprah Winfrey wrote: “There is one irrefutable law of the universe: We are each responsible for our own life.”
That starts with what you think about.
You will work to make that thought a reality.
Everywhere you look, you will see opportunities to make that a possibility.
The opposite is also true. If you believe that something bad is just around the corner, waiting to ruin your dream, that’s what you will find.
Your outlook impacts your outcomes. What you want to see, you find.
Stephen Hawking, perhaps the world’s most intelligent theoretical physicist, lectured that: “One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist. Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.”
He makes the case that perfection is just a matter of perspective. And that’s alright.
The truth about results is that you’ll never achieve more than you think you should.
Your perspective can sink you.
You’ll ruin every opportunity at growth because you’ll see every obstacle as life being especially unfair to you.
You’ll imagine disaster and let fear drive you to avoid people and challenges that could elevate your game to the next level.
It seems ridiculously simplistic to think that what you believe impacts the world around you. But it’s true.
As William Shakespeare penned in Julius Caesar: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
Your best is yet to come. Or not. It just depends on what you want.
And what you are thinking about right now.