You’ve heard the phrase “You get what you focus on”.
Or in my words, “How you see is what you get”.
But what if you don’t like how/ what you see? Is it possible to change our perception to get a different result? I believe it is, but first we need to see as much of the picture as possible.
This article at Lifehacker explores both the upside and downside of perception, including how deluding ourselves in regards to our strengths and abilities just leads to; well, deluded results…
The final paragraph reads:
Many of us go years without fulfilling our potential or trying new things because we simply don’t perceive ourselves as able. Or worse, we live with flaws because it never occurs to us that they’re problematic. If you don’t think you can go after your dream job, you’re worried you can’t attract that person you’re really into, or you simply lack confidence, the problem might not be your situation, but just your perception. Your ideas about yourself determine the course of your life, so don’t leave them to chance.
You can read the full article here: How to change your self perception
How about you? Have you been able to change a situation or develop a strength using any of these methods? Or perhaps you used a different technique that wasn’t mentioned.
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.