Ah, the power of perspective is a remarkable gift bestowed upon us humans.

With our thoughts, beliefs, and actions, we have the ability to shape our reality, much like a superhero with their superpowers. It’s awe-inspiring!

Yet, there are times when we forget just how mighty we are.

We fall into the trap of negative thinking, consumed by worries about the worst-case scenarios.

As someone who used to be a chronic “worst-case scenario” thinker, I know first hand how exhausting and limiting that perspective can be. Constantly envisioning the worst possible outcomes and strategizing how to handle them was draining.

It left me stuck in a never-ending cycle of fear and anxiety, unable to break free.

But I was determined to change that.

I longed for a different way of thinking, a more empowering perspective.

It wasn’t easy, but one day, I had an epiphany as I noticed how often I tended to assume the worst experiences would come to pass.

That realization was a game-changer and I knew it was time to shift my perspective and unlock the power within me.

Stories and assumptions matter

I began to take notice of the stories I told myself and the assumptions I made about myself, others, and life in general.

It was a moment of revelation, realizing the profound connection between my thoughts, feelings, and the world around me.

It took a while, but my perspective began to shift as I connected the dots and it was a pivotal moment as I realized that a change in perspective was crucial if I wanted to experience significant transformations in my life.

Changing my perspective opened doors to new ideas and fresh outcomes. It became a shortcut to innovation, creativity, and success.

And by looking at things from different angles, I unlocked new insights and possibilities that brought about positive change.

So, pay attention to the stories and assumptions you tell yourself. Then, dare to change your perspective and see how it can drive you toward a brighter, more fulfilling future.

Shifting Your Perspective: A Realistic Journey, Not a Fairy Tale

Let me tell you, shifting your perspective is no fairy tale magic. It’s not like waving a magic wand and seeing instant results. Instead, it’s a journey, a process.

When you shift your perspective and start seeing things from a fresh angle, it’s like a new world opens up before your eyes.

You start noticing things that were always there but never paid attention to. It’s incredible how a simple shift in perspective can reveal a whole new reality!

It can truly be a practical approach that makes a genuine difference in your world.

Intentional Perspective

The first step to shifting your perspective is being intentional.

It’s about making a conscious decision to change how you view things – be it a situation, a person, or even yourself.

Start by recognizing that your current perspective may not serve you well, and be open to the idea of looking at things from a different angle.

Be kind to yourself as you begin this intentional journey of shifting perspective, because change can be challenging, so practicing self-compassion and patience is crucial throughout the process.

Don’t let resistance and discomfort get in your way. Uncertainty is natural when going through significant shifts. After all, our mind tends to prefer the comfort of familiarity over the uncertainty of change, even if it’s not in our best interest.

Keeping your curiosity flowing will help you manage challenges more easily. At least that’s been my experience.

And remember, shifting your perspective is a powerful tool that can lead to greater insights, growth, and fulfillment. Be patient, knowing you’re on your way to unlocking a whole new world of possibilities.

Harnessing the power of desire

The essence of creating an intentional perspective is rooted in the power of desire.

By tapping into your innermost wants with clarity and conviction, you set the stage for creating the life you truly desire.

So, take a step towards intentional creation by recognizing the power of your desires and witness the miraculous unfolding of your life

As you reflect on your deepest longings be ruthlessly honest with yourself about what truly ignites your soul. Dare to dream big and hone in with laser-like focus on the intricate details of your desires.

Clarity is the key that unlocks the pathway to a shift in perspective, as it aligns your thoughts, feelings, and actions with your desires.

When you truly embrace the power of desire, it becomes a driving force that propels you toward your goals. Your desires fuel your motivation, guide your decisions, and shape your actions.

Get specific, take action, and believe in your ability to create your desired reality. Then, with a new perspective and focused effort, you can turn your dreams into tangible experiences in your life.

The Fun Part of the power of a new perspective

Expecting and receiving, in my opinion, are the fun parts of shifting your perspective. They are the icing on the cake!

They add a sense of playfulness and excitement to the process of creating change in our lives.

The importance of expectation

Expectation plays a vital role in our journey, as it emanates positive energy that draws similar energies, opportunities, and resources into our lives. However, it’s crucial to note that expectation isn’t about becoming attached to a specific outcome.

I’ve learned from experience that sometimes what I receive differs from what I intended, but it often is a much better outcome in the long run.

As you hold a feeling of joyful expectation in mind, you are radiating positive energy. In turn, this sends a request to the universe that will be reciprocated, as expectation is about being open to receive.

By now, you’ll be able to see that it’s crucial to shift your perspective if you want to create the life you desire. And by expecting and believing the changes you want are possible, you are setting yourself up for success.

The reason is that your expectations act as powerful magnets that attract the fulfillment of desires towards you, creating a positive mindset and energetic alignment with what you want to experience.

Please don’t ask me how; all I can tell you is that I’m speaking from experience, and the universe still works in mysterious ways to me. But work it does!

The joy of receiving

Clearly, receiving is when we witness the fulfillment of our desires in our lives. It’s the culmination of our efforts and the realization of our intentions.

And with it comes a sense of joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment. Let’s face it experiencing the things we’ve wanted is a great feeling.

When we adopt the mindset of receiving, it ignites our motivation, inspiration, and engagement in the pursuit of our desires. These attitudes act as fuel, propelling us forward on our journey towards manifesting our desires into reality.

In pursuing our desires, shifting our mindset from just “thinking of” what we want to “thinking from” the state of already having it is crucial.

What we need to focus on is the feeling we have, as if we already possess our desires in the present moment. And once we’ve made this shift in our perspective, it’s time to celebrate our creative power and revel in the joy of expecting and receiving.

Witnessing tangible results from our intentional creations is a reason to celebrate, as it serves as proof that we hold the keys to shaping our own reality – a truly remarkable feat.

So enjoy your innate creative power, celebrate your wins, and relish in the joy of expecting and receiving. It’s all within your grasp, and you have the ability to make it happen if you have a genuine desire to do so.

And then with unwavering faith, believe deep within you, in the very essence of your being, that the person you aspire to become and the possessions you desire to have are already yours, waiting to be brought into reality.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle



Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Love this, Elle. As you say, our stories, assumptions, and perspective definitely matter. Our thoughts shape our realities and even our brains. We have the ability to influence this a lot more than most of us think. I like your phrase “intentional perspective.” I always say, “Insert frontal lobe thinking.” What we both mean is to act and think consciously. It’s life-changing.

  2. This is a powerful starting point: “So, pay attention to the stories and assumptions you tell yourself.” Our minds our so powerful! Thanks for sharing these steps, Elle.

  3. Elle, an intention in the right direction is truly half the battle won. Loved your insights on perspective shifts. We all need to refresh and change our stagnant perspectives from time to time.

  4. Greggos

    Hello Elle –
    Thank you for another great article !
    Your line ” Be open to looking at things from a different angle” is a real keeper. My wife and I were just talking about how everyone has their “own story” about every experience they have ever had and that if as we relive “our stories” we realize that everyone else in that experience has their “own story” it totally allows us to see things from different angles. It really aids in allowing us to quiet the ego and benefit from those other perspectives.
    Cheers !

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