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I Have to Keep Things In Perspective

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 313 People

    Then It Hit Me...

    I need to change my perspective. I am not waking up in the morning to go to a job I wish I could quit but I am waking up in the morning to work on my business. The job is inconsequential, the meaning behind my day is my work I put toward my business and making it successful and...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F Apr 23, 2012

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    Pessimist Turning Back To An Optimist

    I guess I've gained a whole new perspective, people like me it's hard to trust in the future because its unpredictable and hard when you feel like you don't what what you CAN do for your future, but these hopeful dreams I've been having have kept me optimistic and trustful. And I...
    chantelliefay chantelliefay 18-21, F Sep 20, 2013

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    My Personality Doesn't Lend Itself Well to Doing This

    I have the type of personality that can let things get out of perspective so easily - mostly toward the romantic side of things or the positive side of things - that rose-colored glasses syndrome I have had since birth! I am also a very passionate person and get excited and...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz 41-45, F 7 Responses May 29, 2009

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    I'm just thankful for everything,

    all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that's the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jul 7

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    I Try

    But I have to admit, I don't always keep things in perspective. Sometimes, I fight the wrong battles, sometimes, I let small things bother me. I wish I was better at seeing the big picture and remembering the goal and not just worrying about the journey.
    caliguy4u caliguy4u 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    I find having a "global view,

    " a perspective on life as a whole, as it were, and where I believe things fit helps me a lot, though I have to say there are days on which the immediate overwhelms me to the point that I find it hard to keep things in persepective, with respect to that bigger picture.
    HTreaty HTreaty 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    kidneygrl kidneygrl 18-21, F May 6

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    I Think So

    I like to stop every now and again and sort of look at my life and where I'm going, what I'm doing and so on. Losing sight of what matters most can happen to the best of us, putting your life back in perspective now and again can help you live better. I believe that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18, 2011

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    Persepective

    Sometimes I feel like I am loosing control of life and my family and I have to learn to stop and take a breath and just get ahold of the situations around me and not allow them to consume me.  I have to not let worry eat me up alive and just calm down and...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 May 28, 2009

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    Perspectives and Truth

        Sometimes life is so confusing, and we cannot make sense of the details.    It seems to leave us with no choice, but to find conclusions in our own minds.    These conclusions often, for us, become our reality, and we cling desperately to...
    stormynightsky stormynightsky 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    It's Hard Not Letting Work Get To You

    I try to not let my job get to me. I'm a personal trainer and love interacting with my clients and helping them towards their goal but when problems arise from select co-worker(s), it's really hard for me to focus on what's important: my client, their happiness and then my...
    JanisSky JanisSky 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2011

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    Yes, I Believe It's The...

    Yes, I believe it's the key to getting the answers....
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 23, 2009

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    Snakes And Ropes

    When I find myself losing ground perceptually speaking, I often turn to the written word for comfort and guidance. And it always works, that is, I always find, or am directed (by the universe?) to that which I am in need of--usually a profound statement or story that helps me to...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 18 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    I Have to Remember to Do This!!

    Just sharing a story sent to me thru private message reminding me to keep it all in perspective...   THANKS CUPHALFULL  (YOU'RE A GREAT FRIEND) __________________________________________ Five More Minutes Author Unknown While at the park one day, a woman sat...
    Sabrina0202 Sabrina0202 41-45, F Feb 23, 2008

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    Perspective - Tha Angles and Lines And, Still, the Overall View.

    Total loss occurs when focus is lost, distortion is when there is a perspective confusion, incongruity and impossiblity reign with imperspective views. Rationalize, verify, test, create.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 24, 2009

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    Sense And Sensibility

    I am so much more than the sum of my circumstances.But I cannot control how I am perceived by others.I have a sense of who I am, who I want to show to the world, who I want people to love.But sensibility suggests that I will be perceived by others from their perspective,and there...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 8 Responses May 29, 2011

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    I have done some very questionable stuff that to say the least just wasn't plain right and some of it haunts me at night and I can't sleep because of it
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    I thought I would have trouble living with what I've done. Can't change the past I always say, but in the interest of fitting in ill say that I shouldn't have done it or even...
    RegANONdixo RegANONdixo 13-15, M Aug 25

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    Two words ... Thanks Onision
    Nexhon Nexhon 13-15, F Aug 24

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    They're not even big things that have any real impact on anything. They're all really small things but when I think about them I feel horrible and wish I could go back and change...
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    Hi everyone! I joined an mlm last year and it was a very bad decision.
    recoveringzombie recoveringzombie 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I woke up in an ambulance. Fml.
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M Aug 23

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    I left my girlfriend of 3 years for a stupid reason, but after two months I called and apologized, begged for her to take me back, But she had moved on. Its been 6 months now. She...
    lockdownfj lockdownfj 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    of course I have but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do to keep going
    701TeaseMe 701TeaseMe 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I have done things that i am not proud of saying becoz i have fallen in love with a guy shared personal endeavors but at last am like a bullshit here , he and his friends have...
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    And I am very sorry for doing this. I realize how lucky I am. I realize how good I have things. I am thankful for everything in my life right now!
    TheNewOldMe TheNewOldMe 36-40, F Aug 21

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    I fail. I love, but get side tracked. I regret things, but can't shut off my mind. I'm scared my secrets will surface. I'm not worried about me, but those it will hurt. I want to...
    annon2uishhhh annon2uishhhh 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    When I was almost four years old I saw a dead that's been left on the streets. I was red and swollen and had the had the worst smell you could imagine. Apparently, we had a...
    wallflower01 wallflower01 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm slowly starting to keep things to myself. I like having secrets and not telling anybody. Half the time I just don't know what to say??
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Indeed I have. But, frankly, not enough of them ..
    Newnameuk Newnameuk 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 20

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