Perspective is Everything Today

Last Update: April 28, 2020

Take a few seconds to look at this picture...

Now I want you to look carefully at the picture below... who do you see in the picture below?

How old would you say the lady is?

You probably can see a fashionable young lady around 25 years old with a petite nose.

If you were a young single man, you'd probably want to take her out on a date. She probably works as a fashion model somewhere.


But what if I were to tell you that it's actually a picture of an old haggard lady with a big nose?

If you were a young single man, she's more likely to be someone that you would help cross the street than consider taking out on a date.

Who's right?

Look at the picture again. Can you see the old lady?

How about now...

The point here is that if you look at the middle picture by itself you could see the young lady or the old lady.

It's just a matter of perspective.

However, to convince someone that it's a picture of the opposite lady without image 1 or 3 can be really hard. And even though you've seen the last picture you probably still see the young lady at first when you look at the middle image (because I showed you image 1 first).

Changing your view is like a paradigm shift.

The thing is we are brought up into the world with our own "paradigm" and perspective about everything. For most people it is completely normal to go to school, get a degree, get a job, get married, buy a big house work 5 days a week for 2 days off and do this for 50+ years of our life.

That is what's "normal" after all, right?

But is it really "normal" to do this? Or is it just that life and the people in our lives (teachers, family, friends, government etc.) have shown us this is normal?

Some people cannot even begin to think about another normality.

But if you are reading this message you are probably one of the people who knows deep down that "normal" can be anything we want it to be, such as:

  • Waking up without an alarm clock
  • Making money whilst you sleep
  • Deciding what days to work each week
  • Choosing who to spend time with each day
  • Working on the things that are important to you or helping the people you want to help

After all, you are the only person that controls your life. The reason you are sitting wherever you are right now is from a series of life choices and your own paradigm that you have formed.

And if you want that paradigm to shift, all you need to do is look at the images in front of you from a different angle and a different perspective. And that's exactly what an online business has done for so many people.

Keep changing for the better,


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enriquetrips Premium
Great post, Mike. You always have the right words to motivate us.

The situation we're going through is not easy. We've had to adapt to it. For instance, my niche (travel) is dead these days. I've tried to come up with ideas, but it all reduces to speaking about the pandemic.

I've thought of opening another site and creating an ecourse. I'm looking into that.

Thanks for sharing. :)
mikebeatty Premium
Hey Enrique, yeah too true!

Things feel like they have completely changed overnight with things out of our control. But if we can just change our perspective on things there's a great opportunity that lies ahead of us...

Potentially a new venture for you will diversify your income and end up bieng more lucrative & something you're more passionate about. What niche would you think of starting?
enriquetrips Premium
Probably movies or the French language.
LMH1968 Premium Plus
Every body’s normal is different.
I like different perspectives
Stay safe
mikebeatty Premium
Too right Lisa! I hope you are staying safe too! How are things with COVID-19 for you?
LMH1968 Premium Plus
Have been in lockdown for 8 weeks.
I had Bronchial pneumonia for 4 of
them, apart from that it has been very
Productive for me on here.
mikebeatty Premium
Oh no! I do hope you're OK now?! What a weird time it is in the world and I'm sure that didn't help
LMH1968 Premium Plus
I’m fine now. I feel so much better. It has given me time to write which I’m grateful for.
Stay safe and well
lesabre Premium
Hi Mike, interesting and effective way to demonstrate perspective.
It is a matter of how we perceive things, that can change our attitudes and how we act.

Best wishes,
mikebeatty Premium
Thanks Michael, yeah so true. I hope you are well
statius Premium Plus
Are we actually seeing what we are looking at? Perception makes it so for us even when it is not there. Thanks for stimulating my mind this morning. All the Best.
mikebeatty Premium
Haha very true Joseph! It could be argued about everything we have ever perceived in our life... very deep for a Weds morning :)
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HeidiY Premium
Perfect Mike, this is so true, if we can shift our perspective we just don't know what we might see
mikebeatty Premium
Yep too right Heidi! I hope you're staying safe