Changed perspective


One of my favorite authors is C.S. Lewis.  Perhaps because of the stories.  Perhaps because of the imagery and imagination that is part of those stories. But mostly because of the message that is there and the fact that each person can take away such a different experience from the work.  Life is a bit like that.  We all experience the same things.  The same stories.  And yet our experience is very different.  Because we are different.

When I came across the graphic in today’s post, it was one of those moments that startled me because the simplicity of the statement is what makes it compelling.  If we want something to change, we must change.  If we want to change, we must change how we see things.  As we grow in life and do that, the past begins to look quite different.  Things begin to make sense to us.  What changes?  Things that mattered – now they don’t.  And other things that were discarded – they come back into focus.  What a wonderful thing it is to be able to give ourselves permission to change our philosophical views.  Even as we stay true to our values.

It is a wonderful moment when we move from success to significance as our objective.  Once we start focusing on who we are, we can create a vision that will take us through to the life we are meant to live.  Full of light and abundance for ourselves, and those we serve.



About Kathi Laughman

Referred to by her clients as “The Plan B to Z Expert”, Kathi inspires them to see beyond probabilities to possibilities. They are stronger, happier and more financially secure than ever before. The result is the creation of far more value in the rest of their story than they ever dreamed possible. She serves professionals committed to continuously creating new pathways to success and significance.


  1. Denys Kelley says:

    Love CS Lewis quotes! Love how you stated to give ourselves permission to change our views.

  2. How interesting I came across your post today as I was speaking to two friends about change.

  3. Hey Cathy – Great post and extremely thought provoking. It is the little changes that make the biggest impacts sometimes. Thanks, Michele

  4. Thanks, Michele! Thanks for stopping by! We change by degrees… not miles… A significant lesson for me in 2012!

  5. Heidi Kleine says:

    I was just sharing with a friend today that sometimes to move in the direction we were meant to go, we have to let go of the vision that we have of the future and let God show us his vision and plan for us. Thanks for sharing, Heidi

    • Thanks, Heidi. That is so true. And God’s vision is so much more abundant than anything we could imagine! One of the hardest lessons I learned as a parent was this one for my children. Trust and faith are very powerful.

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