how to see it

i've been thinking about how perception relates to perspective. when you're in the middle of something it's really difficult to see the entire picture. is it possible to really become more aware of something based on hearing someone else's viewpoint? it seems like you could create much more opportunities in life by learning to trust more that what you see in front of you. i would like to see things differently. the whole idea seems slightly dangerous, but then at the same time i think you have more of a chance of getting things right with the help of perspective of another person. less safety, more adventure :)