The 180 Degree Turnaround Manifesto
First things first:
This is no theoretical model. I did this with all things I learned and started to use this even more, when I got conscious about it.
You can gain new epiphanies from what you’ve already learned.
This considers points we can make to turn our views of perception around.
Upside – down, left – right, invert, other direction. Coming from another place.
Taking perspective on something.
Going about something from a higher and a lower place, somehow.
Let’s concretize that.
We all share certain insights and experiences we got from
- our social lifes,
- our family lifes,
- reading and being told by other peoples
- or having epiphanies, by reading, thinking about events and so on.
What do they all have in common?
Establishing certain beliefs, views, motivations, emotions, character traits.
We might look at a concept and see it that way, it’s TRUE for us. We don’t question it.
But do you ever consider the inverse direction?
Let me first state the following: During parts of our personal pickup development journeys we get stuck. And we’re asking ourselves what to do now?
Sometimes we might even feel like we’re now on the top of that mountain, and asking ourselves where to go on now? Is that all? Done? Finito? Nothing else?
Sure. We can just try other things. Vipassana retreat. Eckhort Tolle retreat to get present. Go alone into a jungle, making a safari, learning everything buddhist monks or tibetian guys.
Doing a japanese hot bath. Meditating at a spiral location. Learning the magic of the shamanes.
I think it’s never wrong to learn about those things, if you use them and how is another story. Completely.
What do I mean by that: Inverse direction?
Do you remember that nasty guy/girl that always behaved like you couldn’t stand?
Gosh. He/She always did this and that wrong and so on… I’ll get back to that later.
Let’s give a concrete example:
You might have learned that is imported to make sure you feel the feeling first you want to transfer to the other person.
So you see it from that perspective. You might even be aware of how this affects the other person.
But what if you go one step further?
Changing perspective, perceive it from another person’s body.
Let’s still be this the focus between boys and girls, women and men.
And now imagine you are HER.
You turned this around. Now it’s no longer your perspective. It’s hers.
From her standpoint (NOW YOU ARE HER, so YOU relates to HER.)
What do you see, feel and perceive now? In her body.
See what you see. Hear what you hear. Taste what you taste. Smell what you smell. And feel what you feel.
Changing the direction of your view
Imagine you’ve always searched for approval, outside of you.
By different people. By different things.
It didn’t work. So you search for more people. More things. You try harder.
To fill that whole, in the bucket containing dirty water – of your soul.
The bucket here symbolizes the ego, that seeks approval.
The water is the approval you got. But it’s dirty. Because people didn’t really want to give you that type of approval.
You sucked it out of them. This is why that water is dirty.
The whole symbolizes that it will get you never satisfied; the satisfaction you got of the approval is dripping out of the bucket.
It’s always empyting, constantly. So you’ll always have to fill in water. From outside. Dirty water.
Got the point?
Maybe you think, they don’t know what they miss.
From a place of scarcity, because you still WANT that approval.
So you might come across needy because you want that outcome APPROVAL.
If you don’t get that you are mad. In a bad mood. Sad. Angry.
What can you do to get over this?
By changing your views, BUT still outward directed.
What if you turn this around? Looking into you.
How can you give yourself approval?
How can you basically give yourself everything that you want?
You see here the inverse? Before you wanted to get the approval from people around you. They are not happy about this.
Now, you let go, and give yourself the approval. What happens? You don’t NEED their approval anymore. So you are good to go.
And then suddenly it WILL happen: Now that you don’t NEED the approval anymore, but still going for it, but filling up yourself, giving you your own approval;
now you got even more. By the other people as well.
Going back in time instead of forward, seen from a future perspective
until you are back in present tense.
Many sites taking in account – dealing with emotional issues – to re-parent your inner child. Merci beaucoup. That’s trés bien.
But what if your older self re-parents you as well? Imagine that. You can use that too.
The three of you can give you mentally a lot of strength and become something timeless.
Imagine all of the three of you, your actual self, your younger self and your older self could come together and talk.
What would you learn? I think this is very interesting. Even exciting.
Turning around the meaning
Turning around the direction of whom it is related to:
“He’s very egoistic.”
What if you say:
“I am really egoistic?”
I know what will happen: You will hate that normally.
Or if you look into a mirror:
you look into your eyes.
BUT what if you’re putting yourself into the image in the mirror looking at you?
Maybe it’s not even easy at first wrapping your head around that. It might be scary, crazy, but also exciting
Seeing positive things and vice versa:
Let’s still stay in the focus of positive things here, what if you see death as something positive?
You can’t right now? Think you would be dead tomorrow, does it change now? Opposites of living and death. Dying.
About people you meet
Do you always exaggerate? Being/trying/doing/having too much?
then don’t be trying/doing/having at all.
One is too get near your limits from abov.
The other side from below.
From a man’s side:
Above: Maybe you escalate too much. You can calm down.
Below: Maybe you escalate too less or not at all. What can you do about it?
From a woman’s side:
Above: Do you show enough signals, maybe even too much, so you’re female friends are starting to judge?
Below: Do you show too less or aren’t you showing anything at all?
If you even turn the principle of this blog-post around somehow, what will happen?
You land in the middle, which basically means:
Learn to calibrate where you are.
This is also the meaning of the
place where it’s coming from
You can decide the angle you use to turn-around OR:
decide to consider everything you perceive
Sometimes the best way to look/get forth, is too look/get back.
Especially when you walk along this empty road alone.
So until now, this is completely emotional.
What about the technical or business side?
This can give perspective on other projects.
This might enable you to use things you already got differently.
Apply this to your business, you might even use some things as a guinea pig, like described in Think and Grow Rich.
Here are some examples that might you show how to use things differently:
Fork + Cup = chinese soup spoon
This is what is about to happen, when you will use a selfie stick as a computer camera stick.
See where new perspectives are open.
Maybe you can use programs you got on your computer differently.
You can use the things you got differently.
OR: You use another approach on them.
Sometimes it takes a while until that creativity switch that might have been hidden by the layers of social conditioning.
So take that into consideration. This will for sure make a difference.
And if you can combine two ideas; even better.
This should give you a lot of new ideas and insights as well, coming from your own perspectives.
From your interior, will fulfill your creativity again to a certain level and inspire you to do more.
If there’s anything still holding you back from doing this, as described here, you might have issues with your self-image, which is crucial
to enable you to do a lot of things.
And now when you come to this new insights you could even share those ideas with another person and wake-up their creativity again.
What do you think will happen if two creative people meet then?
Their ideas won’t just add. They won’t just multiply. They will explode. You won’t believe it.
I think two people is a good combination. Especially if they come from different backgrounds.
Maybe one has more practical ideas, the other one theoretically but you can combine them perfectly.
Tell me with what you came up and share this article if you liked it.
I wish you a nice weekend.
P.S.: When I got new insights or thoughts about this, I may add them here.
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