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A “right angle” is the intersection of two perpendicular straight lines. A right angle also corresponds to a quarter turn, one quarter of a full revolution.

Our “old reality” pre-Covid19 has intersected with our “new reality” post-Covid19 which is just coming into view. Our new reality has provided a new point of view that is at least one quarter turn away from what it was.

A “point of view” is a narrator’s position in relation to a story being told. A narrator in a story uses a set of techniques and actions through which the narrator tells his or her story.

What was your point of view in your old reality before Covid19? What techniques and actions did you use to narrate your life story? What patterns of behavior did you create with your actions and techniques?

Many of you were on “autopilot” simply repeating patterns of behavior that were deeply ingrained and very difficult to change.  You were stuck in a passive, dis-empowered state, just going with the flow. Many of you were unhappy and just existing day-to-day. Covid19 has forced you into a time-out and given you the opportunity to revaluate what is important in your life.

“As a result of Covid19, our reality, and our new normal, is a new right angle perspective.”


So as you view your life from this new right angle perspective, you are at a crossroads, an intersection between two worlds. What do you want to change? What direction do you want to travel? What kind of new job do you want to pursue? What can you do to imitate positive change into your life moving forward?

  1. Gain Clarity Through Contrasts. You live and grow and initiate change by contrasts, by understanding what you do want and contrasting it to what you do not want, or can no longer have because of Covid19. Create a contrast list for yourself so you can create new behavior patterns post Covid19. Using your contrast list, ask yourself, what are the costs, benefits and risks of adopting a new set of behavior patterns moving forward? Your new behavior patterns will lead you from a passive, dis-empowered state to an active, empowered state in which you can grow and thrive.
  2. Direct Solution-Oriented Actions Create New Behavior Patterns.  Create a plan of action that focuses on taking on small achievable steps towards the end goal of changing your current behavior patterns in a positive, solution-oriented manner. Do not spend any time focusing on the environment and circumstances that caused you to get ingrained in your current behavior patterns. Your new plan of action will require a new narration of your own story. Leave everything associated with those old behavior patterns and your old reality behind. Your old, pre-Covid19, reality no longer exists. You cannot return to it. There is a “new normal.”
  3. Proceed at a New Right Angle Perspective with Confidence. New behavior patterns at a new right angle perspective require proceeding with confidence instead of proceeding with fear. If you are afraid, what are you afraid of?  Even though things seem to be uncertain, there is some Divine order for what is going on. We are all in this together. Everybody is experiencing the same new reality. Remember, one old acronym for FEAR, is: “False Evidence Appearing Real.” If you are experiencing any fear, and many of you are, consider my new positive acronym for FEAR: “Focused Empowered Action-based Reality.” So create a new, focused, empowered, action-based reality from your new right angle perspective.

As you view your own life from a new right angle perspective, changing your old behavior patterns can help you live in an active, empowered state and make a positive impact in your own life moving forward.

Out There on the Edge of Everything®…

Stephen Lesavich, PhD

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