“Your perspective will either become your prison or your passport. It will either confine you to the way things are, or launch you into the way things are meant to be.”

Steven Furtick

What is this quote trying to tell us abut perspective?

We know perspective is another point of view. The quote shows us the power of our mindset, how we decide to see what is going on.

When we think of prisons, it evokes feelings of being trapped, deprivation of freedom, a tough environment to thrive in.

Will you allow your perspective to make you feel as if there is no hope, no value, no purpose? As if you are trapped in your own prison?

You will feel that you are at the mercy of what is going on. External circumstances that you cannot control.

That it is happening to you and you are a victim.

On the other hand, your perspective can be your passport. It will take you places.

A passport opens up freedom, adventure, vitality!

When we travel, we undertake personal development and self growth. We open our mind, heart and soul. We see the world in a new way. We expand our knowledge. We broaden our horizon. We thrive in the unknown and embrace ambiguity. We become more confident in ourselves. We reinvent ourselves. We experience unforgettable moments.

Our mind becomes sharpened.

As you can see it is a vibrant environment – full of passion and life.

As we have pondered before, change your thoughts and you change your world.

How will you choose to view your circumstances?

Inspirational quotes on perspective

“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.”

Aung San Suu Kyi

“No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we become free.”


“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Aldous Huxley

“Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life.”

Joni Eareckson Tada

More reading

The Transformative Power of Perspective – Uplift

The Amazing Power of Perspective – Susan Lasky

The Power of Perspective – Huffpost

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