Have you ever heard someone say, “what’s your angle on it?”
All that really means is, “what’s your perspective.”
This can also be referred to as your tilt. Your tilt is simply the way that you see something. Everyone has a different tilt. If you and 3 other people experience the same situation, chances are all 4 of you are going to have a different take on it.
It comes from the knowledge and the experiences that you have and NO ONE has the exact same knowledge or experiences as you.
In episode 51 of the GUIDE Culture podcast, Macy and Loy talk about how to avoid confusion and define your perspective tilt. Your tilt is simply your angle or perspective on something and it is based on your knowledge and experiences. Loy walks you through a few ways to become more clear on this.
Here’s a quick recap:
Your perspective on something comes from the things that you have learned and experienced in life.
No one has learned the exact same things as you or experienced the exact same things as you. That’s where your tilt comes from.
The first thing you can do is ask yourself:
- What do you know?
- What skills do you have?
- What have you learned?
- What have you experienced?
This can help you define your tilt.
Another thing to consider is whether or not your wisdom (which comes from your knowledge and experience) is something solid that people will want to follow. Do you have something that is attractive to others?
It goes back to the BE-DO-HAVE concept. Are you being the right person and doing the right things?
The next part to consider is do YOU believe that what you have is valuable? When you start believing it, then nothing and no one can stop you. Your perspective tilt is what separates you from the rest – a crucial part is that YOU believe in it first.
Something important to know is that you ALREADY have a perspective tilt. It’s not something that you need to create – the question is is your heart in it? Are you excited and proud of it?
Whether you realize it or not, your perspective on something comes out through your body language, your tone, your actions. Others notice it, whether you do or not.
That’s why it’s so important that it’s clear what you stand for. If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.
So, what do you stand for? What are your beliefs? Is that coming across to others?