Your POV – The Lens From Which You View – and why it matters!

The Lens we view from

Did you know that the “HOW” you think about a thing can make a huge difference in your life and to those around you. No, seriously this is true.

I’m referring, not so much, about WHAT you’re actually thinking or doing, but the process behind the WHY you’re thinking or acting in a certain way. How you’reseeing things happen to and around you.

And, It affects your health, big time. It affects your ability to make wise choices for yourself and those you care about too. Let’s see how this happens.

It all has to do with the nature of your focus, the actually starting point! Depending on your education and personal experience, you have a certain way of focusing/viewing  a variety of things (assimilating new information) . That’s where your POV begins, for even as you take in new information, your preformed ideas and thoughts (achieved from already existing memories of experiences and life’s learning lessons) will be the true lens from which you will view new and different things.

With me so far? So even before you really understand some new change occurring, your mind is calling up what you think you already know and deciding how you are going to feel about it. The true beginning of your focus and personal Point of View.

If there is a negative experience associated with what you are viewing or experiencing, then your current POV is going to incorporate this negative feeling, coloring your perception of current events, (the happening in the now of things) based on your very emotional memory from the past. Likewise the reverse is true with positive learning lessons. In other words you’ve already decided, to a degree, how you may feel about something new before you have a complete understanding of what it’s all about. So in effect you will not be truly viewing things as they actually are.

The key to having a healthy point of view is by expanding your focus slightly to see through known experiences (your personal lens), making this only a place to begin – for moving beyond. A “lens” that can be adjusted. Innovation occurs at this level of view. Increased comfort level begins here too.

What all this means is that the more comfortable you are within yourself and how (the manner in which) you view a thing ultimately gives your POV a healthier balance, a better sense of being in control of yourself and events unfolding around you, and of course this affects your overall health along with those you connect with.

Think about it!  As always the view from your eyes stays unique to you, how healthy it will be therefore also rests with you.

View wisely my friend, and have an excellent week ahead!

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With sincere affection to all my world wide friends, those I know and those I’ve yet to meet,

~ Penny

Are You The Captain Of Your Vessel? Are You Sure?

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During a bad storm on the high seas;

a sturdy vessel, good navigation skills,

and a captain in control can make

the necessary difference for survival.


… And there is absolutely no difference when charting and sailing the high seas of your life,
most especially when weathering emotional storms that come your way.

(Bear with me here – sometimes it makes a positive difference for all of us to view things from a different perspective.)

“If the vessel, in which you travel (your body) isn’t doing so well, and your emotions are overwhelming you; if you find your thoughts and actions doing daily battle with worries, fearfulness, feeling trapped or defeated and you are unsure of your direction, 

think on this …”

one) “YOU” are the captain of your vessel. It is yours to nurture and keep healthy. This makes a huge difference, after all, you would not take a poorly maintained ship out upon the ocean. Eat and drink healthily, and move your body in a healthy manner (exercise) as you can.

two) Your thoughts, emotions and subsequent actions are your “CREW”.

The actions you take in your life come about as the direct result of what you are thinking and feeling – that’s a fact! If your “crew” steering your human vessel isn’t doing well and spending all it’s time reacting to things; then it’s time for you, the captain, to step in and override these poor decisions.

three) Take charge of yourself. You are the captain. Charter your course, (your plans) Determine the direction you want to go (dreams, hopes, desires) and head that way. Make your course strong and clear, in spite of potential stormy weather or bad conditions.

Are you steering in the direction you want to go, adjusting your course as needed until your destination is reached?  Never forget, you are the captain (the one who should be in control) at the wheel. If not, now’s the time. Make those course changes.

And never forget – You’re the Captain!

Happy sailing!

 

~ Penny

Ready for your Close-up?

By kakisky

“I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. Demille!”

In life we never know when opportunity will present itself! The best way to be ready for the chance you’ve been waiting for – is to fix in your mind a strong belief that you know it will happen! Not just wishful thinking or a dreamers dream – but that absolute “belief in yourself“, your possibilities and your potential!

“Believing in yourself!  One of the most important elements

for attracting opportunities that can lead to your success!” 

~ PennyQuote, 2014

And – then (of course) be ready to take advantage of the opportunity that has arrived! Are you ready for your close-up?

I hope everyone had a pleasant and relaxing weekend. Do have a good week ahead and remember … always … take care of you!

With Affection,
~ Penny

Writer’s Tip (content, promotion) – Who are you writing for?

Be sure your subject matter is something your reader can really get into! Something they will enjoy! Something that holds their interest.

… Once upon a time there was a village filled to overflowing with many delicious and succulent humans!

By SDRandCo
“Well now that sounds really interesting.
I think I’ll read some more of this fine story!”
*****

(A good tip to think on! Are you writing for yourself or for your reader?)

Thanks for stopping by. Have an excellent week ahead!
Penny

Opening Doors to Success! Your Self Determination!

By Seemann

Who knew “opening doors” could be so difficult? What doors are you trying to open? The one to help you feel better about yourself? Or perhaps a better home for you and your family? Those would be the doors of self determination! A better job, or career … looks like you’re still at the door of self-determination. Your own business? Self determination! Making positive things happen for yourself and others? Yes, still the same door of self determination!

Do you notice a theme going on here? The secret to opening doors that will lead you to your success in bringing about the changes you desire – is to tell yourself you can do it. And then make it happen through repeated persistence, cultivating a – never give up, some way – some how, attitude!

Is it easy? Of course not! Nothing worthwhile comes easy. Self determination doesn’t just happen. There’s more than just a bit of work required. Is it doable? Yes – if you think  you can (and you can)! Is it worth it? Absolutely!

When opportunity knocks at your door,

remember you’re the one who needs to open it!”

Penny L Howe, 2014

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Thanks for your visit today. In the coming weeks I’ll be sharing a few specific “how-to’s” on what and how you can achieve a strong self determining attitude. In the meantime, Remember to keep taking care of you. If you don’t secure your own health and well-being first, anything you are striving towards becomes much more difficult.

~ Penny