"It's better to lose with your own vision than to win with someone else's."Johan Cruyff
It’s amazing how quickly ideas, thoughts, fears can change just by looking at it from a different perspective. This has resonated with me for some time now and I have my middle child (whose is now 4) to thank for this revelation. Months ago when the movie Deadpool came to the theater there was a large cutout of the image that completely frightened my son. Then one day whether someone told him or he decided that this character reminded him of Spider- man he longer felt fear. He looked at the cutout, stood there and just looked at it. Tight suit-check, covered from head-to-toe-check, yep he was pretty sure that was another version of Spider- man, and why couldn’t it be he own Venom who also looked like his beloved super hero. From that day forward whenever he would see the large, glowing eyed character he no longer ran, or asked to be held he merely scoffed and would exclaim, “oh yeah he’s like Spider-man!” It didn't matter what anyone said to my son after his mind was made up he had decided how he wanted to interpreted what he was seeing.
For some, my example might be a stretch but the foundation of my point is this, how often do we allow our fears to set us back from our purpose? Do we allow others to interpret what we see and accept it as fact, why? Many times choosing to move forward or choosing to stay in the place of mediocrity is really just the difference in perspective. If we choose to see ourselves as able, if we can visualize having the power to change our current circumstances, if we would decide to change our view there would be very little we would not accomplish because of fear. Our fear of failing should never be greater than the fear of complacency.
**photo credit Deviant Art http://orangebluecream.deviantart.com/art/Deadpool-spidey-and-Venom-say-thanks-329295836