How Perspective Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

by | May 13, 2024 | Personal Development

Have you ever heard the phrase, “It’s all a matter of perspective?” It’s the idea that the way you look at and perceive situations has the power to change your life. When it comes to entrepreneurship, perspective makes all the difference in how you react to change and roadblocks. So, in short, it’s extremely important. 

If you want to be successful in your career (or even just in life), look at our ideas on why perspective is crucial and how you can gain it for yourself! 

Birds-eye view of eight runners running on a racetrack in the shape of a “v.”

Understanding others.  

When was the last time you stopped to think about what life looks like through someone else’s eyes? You might be surprised by how much you can learn their perception of reality.  

One study found that the concept of taking someone else’s perspective into consideration may be the most crucial empathetic process to success. Your leadership could make or break your success. So if you’re trying to improve in business, try to imagine what it’s like to work underneath your leadership.  If you wouldn’t feel comfortable working under your leadership style, it’s likely that nobody else is going to want to either. 

Not only will perspective help you understand those around you, but it’s the key to understanding yourself. As you focus on looking at the world through the eyes of others, you become aware of your own shortcomings. The wider your perspective, the more you notice and understand the people around you. 

A trail in the woods forks into two trails.

Decisions, decisions.  

Rational decision-making is hard when you’re extremely close to a situation. It’s the same reason it’s recommended that doctors shouldn’t treat or diagnose their family, friends, or themselves … the situation hits too close to home and emotions are heavily involved.  

It helps when you have the chance to take a big step back to look at things in a different light. Situations that seem obvious to you might not look the same when different factors come into play.  Bring in people who you trust and ask for their opinion. Their life experience will differ from yours and they might see something important that you have overlooked.  

Widening their perspective helps Jeff and Leslie Rice see the big picture.

See the Big Picture 

As entrepreneurs, we are always working to make our dreams a reality. You may find that constantly focusing on your goals may cause you to lose sight of the big picture. By putting our dreams in perspective, we will see aspects that have been neglected in the pursuit of success. 

Take a step back every once in a while, and ask yourself why your dreams are important to you. What will it do to the current trajectory of your life and how will it affect you if you don’t end up achieving those goals? Having a perspective like this will help you decide what really matters to you and your happiness in the long run. Once you have your priorities sorted out, then you are able to get back to the grind to make your dreams part of your reality. 

Want to improve your habits to be a better “big picture” thinker? Check out this helpful list of tips and suggestions on developing the habit of seeing the big picture.

Change your view 

The only way we grow is when we change our minds based on new information. By allowing ourselves to see more of the world, we are allowing our minds to expand and create space for more informed thoughts. If you change your perspective, you change your world. 

Having perspective is a characteristic of many successful entrepreneurs, but it isn’t the only one. We truly believe that developing willpower and self-discipline is why we have achieved what we have set out to achieve!