The English dictionary defines perception as 'the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses'. Or 'the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted.'
Either description means we are defining our reality with perception, for the same situation will bring a different perception for every person. How we behave, feel, communicate and act is based on our own perception.
For example think about the temperature of a room. Maybe the one you are in right now? Say you perceive a room as being comfortable temperature while someone else might come into the room and think it’s too cold. That's Perception, for the fact is the room is one temperature whatever that may be but how you perceive it is unique and no form of discussion or debate can actually change this difference in perception.
Perception influences our actions and behaviours , how we treat ourselves and others, how we take action or don't, how we feel be it positive or negative. So being aware of our perception, challenging it and allowing us to grow is a strong focus area for personal development. Hence me talking about it and considering here to share.
When we perceive life as abundant we are very likely to be happy compared to when we perceive life as lacking which is when we are very likely to feel sad. This is where influencing our perception and emotions can really help us. If you have positive perceptions and therefore emotions it is likely you will flourish where as if you have negative perceptions and emotions you can find things difficult to manage.
In order to be successful we often need to be adaptable in shaping our perceptions so we can find solutions, accept help or use tools of support for overcoming any problems we encounter to be successful in a way we would like to be for ourselves. I believe negative thinking limits our successes. Negative thinking and behaviour holds us back from achieving our dreams and even results in poor mental and physical health. So it's good to challenge our perceptions, by taking time out and stopping to rest, observe and connect with nature both outside and within us. It's good to gain support from professionals or trusted friends and family when needed. So that happiness and success can come in the way we perceive it should.
I found a motivational video below, why not take a listen . There are some quick practical steps Tony Robbins suggests - well worth watching!
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