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“If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.”

– Maya Angelou
Illustration by Jaime Robles

Take another look

Living in a three-dimensional world means basically every physical object we encounter can be viewed from a number of different angles. We often gain a fuller understanding of those objects when we view them from the top instead of from the side, or up close rather than at a distance. While we inherently know this is true of the physical items in our world, it’s easy to forget the situations we find ourselves in and challenges we face aren’t one-dimensional either.


The beginning of a new year is a great time to gain some new perspective. Pick an aspect of your life. How could you look at it differently? Sometimes we can gain a whole new understanding of something just by taking a step back, changing a behavioral pattern or moving a little to the left. Personally, in thinking about the future and what I want to accomplish, I’m learning to change my perspective, looking ahead with more confidence and faith in my abilities and allowing myself to see how others see me.


Take some time in this last week of January to find a fresh way of thinking about something. You may be pleasantly surprised by the new angles that you find!


Amy Lynn Taylor


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Over to you


How has changing your perspective helped you?