A good perspective helps us see things.
When we accumulate new and effective perspectives, we become smarter.
A good perspective increases our understanding and hence increases our intelligence and ability to do better. It gives us insight that will give us better results.
Here is one such , a gift from Carl Sagan, one of my all time favorites. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupToqz1e2g (Pale blue dot narration by Carl Sagan)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKQQAv5svkk&feature=related ( Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, Arthur C Clarke)
Now, how do we get the perspectives that will change our lives for the better ?
Well…They are out there. We need to tune in. Be really open minded – in our interactions with others and in the environment. Have a quieter mind with less inside chatter. At least some times, you go with the flow, try new things , unplanned. Get out of the ‘me me me ‘ psychological prison and see others and things as they are without any judgement/opinion filters.
It works for me, everyday.
It will take some time to get used to it. But its worth the effort. It will change your life for the better. Best.