Perspective; my 2020 Anchor Word

Do you have an anchor word going into this next year?

If not, I suggest you claim one.

Here is a list of some solid characteristics you may want to use as a resource if a word isn’t resonating with you at the moment:

List of Values

If you already do or get one, please share your in the comment section below and why you selected it and how its going to make an impact for you.

Last year, my word was BELIEVE.

As a Christian, I tied it into my yearly Scripture verse which I have been doing for about a year.
This anchor words help hold and shape your life.

This year my word is PERSPECTIVE.
I suspect next year it may be BALANCE or who knows.

Here is my take on PERSPECTIVE:

Perspective is focused, able to detach from one’s self, and has comprehensive vision. 

It is perceiving from my, the other person’s and God’s perspective (as the Word illuminates). 

I will engage in triangulation to get at the root causes of problems and exploit opportunities. 

I will pray for God to reveal the truth and give me clarity of vision. 

I will meditate, clear my mind and be still at times.


A noun (1) per·spec·tive | \ pər-ˈspek-tiv  \ 

Definition of perspective from Merriam Webster Dictionary 

1a: a mental view or prospect

b: a visible scene especially : one giving a distinctive impression of distance : VISTA

2a: the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed

places the issues in proper perspective also : POINT OF VIEW

b: the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance

trying to maintain my perspective

3: the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions

4a: the technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye specifically : representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance

b: a picture in perspective

Synonyms for perspective:

angle, eye view, outlook, shoes, slant, standpoint, vantage point, viewpoint

Words Related to perspective:

interpretation, spin, belief, conviction, eye, feeling, judgment (or judgement), mind, mind-set, notion, opinion, perception, persuasion, sentiment, verdict, view, impression, take

Phrases Synonymous with perspective:

frame of reference, point of view

Notable Perspective Quotes:

“It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau 

“What you see not only depends what you look at but also where you look from.” – James Deacon

“If you don’t like something; change it. If you can’t change it; think about it differently.” – Mary Englebreit

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”- Albert Einstein 

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” – Aldous Huxley

“Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art / an individual masterpiece.” – Denis Waitley

“Your reality is as you perceive it to be. So, it is true, that by altering this perception we can alter our reality.” – William Constantine

“It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.” – George Eliot

“We must look at the lens through which we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.” – Stephen R. Covey

“The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.” – Al Neuharth

“Perspective is the way we see things when we look at them from a certain distance and it allows us to appreciate their value.” – Rafael E. Pino

“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” – Stephen Covey

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” – Camille Pissarro

“To begin with, our perception of the world is deformed, incomplete. Then our memory is selective.” – Claude Simon

“Never write about a place until you’re away from it, because that gives you perspective.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective.” – Dalai Lama

“What is behind your eyes holds more power than what is in front of them.” – Gary Zukav

“There are two ways to view your life. One is that nothing is a miracle and the other is that everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein