Perception Is Everything
written by Byron Pulsifer, ©2005
If you think there's a ghost behind the tree, there IS a ghost behind the tree. I'm not really talking about ghosts rather I am talking about perceptions.
A perception, or how you see things, determine how you will react, or what you won't do.
Take, for example, the choice you make every workday. Do you choose to see each day with vitality, or do you see each workday filled with problems? You are the one who decides how you will face each problem you encounter.
If you perceive a problem as a roadblock, you'll probably get stuck and nothing will change.
On the other hand, if your perception of a problem is an opportunity to discover, to resolve, to move ahead, then you'll be able to tackle each problem headlong without hesitation.
Each time we see a problem as a means to a resolution, we are also reducing inherent stress that dominates when problems are seen as roadblocks.
Perceptions are part and parcel of our happiness, how we see the world on an on-going basis. Every hour of every day we have control if we choose to have control.
When we give in to negative thinking, or adopt a "I can't" attitude, you're opening the gateway to stress. The more we languor with the "I can't" attitude, or "it can't be done" attitude, the more stress you invite.
And, do yourself a favour. Avoid naysayers, or problem-focused people - all they can do is provide reinforcement to drag you down to their level of inaction, or "it can't be done" attitude.
Perceptions. They can be positive or negative.
Which do you prefer?
Words to consider:
"When we make conscious choices about how we will respond to difficult situations, we feel empowered."
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
"To decide, to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life."
Abbie M Dale
"The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose."
J Martin Kohe
"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise."
"It is always your next move."
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