Henry David Thoreau said, it’s not what you look at, it’s what you see.
“When life brings you lemons, make lemonade.” “There’s another opportunity around the next corner.” “Better stick to the straight and narrow.” “Everything feels heavy.”
These four aphorisms all reveal very different perspectives on life.
We can read hundreds of self-help books and spend thousands of dollars on therapy, or we can change the metaphor through which we view our world
When we change the primary metaphor that’s influencing and motivating our actions, we change our lives.
What’s the metaphor through which you see the world?
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