Limitless Mindset Monday – #3 Limitless Perspective

Without Perspective, Your Views are Limited, Thus Ignorance Arises.

The most important lessons I have learned during my time living in Thailand, surprisingly, have not been within the context of fighting, but in the context of obtaining perspective.

[This is a piece inspired by a conversation which has manifested itself into philosophy; the benefit of sharing thoughts, learning about yourself by way of someone listening. . . and vice-versa]

Perspective directly correlates with the quality of relationships that you will encounter throughout your life time. Learning how to ask the right questions, keeping an open mind to difference of opinion, and celebrating the differences in lifestyle those outside of us hold; this becomes essential to gaining an understanding of ourselves and of others.

Understanding is perspective, perspective is having limitless views.

Some view the world with shallow depth – only seeing what is right in front of their eyes; only maintaining stubborn opinion, some see further, perhaps towards the horizon. . .

. . . and some have vision of what lies behind it.

We don’t, and shall not seek to be surrounded by yes men. What we all seek. . . is simple, it is to be understood. If we are brushed aside because of a difference in belief or opinion, that is a relationship lost, it is knowledge left undiscovered.

The man who has an opinion on a matter he has never experienced or studied, should automatically become discredited by his peers. It bears difficult to connect with those who have never been in our shoes, who haven’t even bothered to feel the material of what they are made of. 

Our upbringings all differ – beliefs when it comes to self, to family, to education, and to lifestyle. The purpose of this piece is to persuade you into viewing the world in a way that will leave you at peace, all by understanding how to handle these differences. . .

. . .your opinion is useless, but your insight is useful. . .

. . . we don’t control the beliefs of others, we can’t change other’s beliefs by forcing our opinions, nor should we be able to. What we can do is serve insight, mostly by modeling behavior. We are attracted to success, to things that work.

. . .your opinion is useless, but your insight is useful. . .

Providing insight is least effective in the form of words. It is most effective in the form of modeling behavior. It becomes the world’s choice to take example, and we all want the choice. It is the most organic form of creating change. You want others to choose to follow you.

Travel, speak with those who aren’t often spoken to, speak with those who are the opposite of what you are, ask them questions with genuine interest, if they seem too simple, perhaps you didn’t ask the right questions.

Try again.

Perhaps they actually are simple, perhaps they don’t have much to provide in terms of insight – this adds to your perspective as well – to compare and contrast, to understand their simplicity and lack of growth.

That’s how you grow, that’s how you gain perspective.


Paul Banasiak is a Muay Thai fighter/addict, 9x champion, trainer, and fitness professional currently living, training, and fighting in Thailand. After leaving medical school without looking back, he decided to fully follow his passion of helping others become the best version of themselves, creating MuayThaiAthlete.com. A website for those who are already passionate individuals that want to take their life,mindset&training to the next level. 

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