Our perception equals our reality.
How we see things is what shapes the actual goings-on. Shift our perception and this will change the outcome.
This little saying had me thinking a bit over the weekend…
I guess it’s similar to the quote “Thoughts become things.” I always remind myself of this quote. When I am unwell I think about being well, when I am strapped for cash I think about having a healthy bank account etc etc…
You always have the choice to change your perception.
We tend to give so much energy to things we cannot control. Like being stuck in traffic, or the supermarket line when you’re running late, or being sick. From a young age we have been taught to label things good or bad. We’ve perceived a situation, labelled it and stuck with those feelings. We learn how to do this and store data before the age of 7 and we learn from an early age how to perceive things and react to events (this is another blog post for another day as I am a big believer in what we teach/show our children from the ages 0-7 – and especially the same sex parent – shapes our children in a big way). I believe if we change that perception we can also change our future.
So if we are complaining about our job, our marriage, our money, our weight, we need a game plan. You always need a strategy and/or the mindset to accept the things you cannot control. Those that can successfully do this are always more grounded and seem so much more in control. I always try to look at the positive and not the negative. I do this all the time when I am unwell. I don’t dwell on the fact that I am sick, I always talk myself out of it and say it could be worse. I also could not control the outcome of The Block. This was a huge event in my life and one that I will mark as a bigger than big. I hated every bit about the outcome. It makes me ill thinking about it. And people want to talk about it all the time. But I’ve learnt to shift my perspective and run with the positive. The negative will just swallow me up.
I also think it’s a saying that goes will with “Fake it until you make it.” I guess we all do that at some stage in our lives. We have to! I watch bloggers who are great at doing this, and it works a treat in blogland. You’ve got to do this every now and then, it’s a great way to get ahead. Perceive yourself as being awesome and people will believe it.
The image comes from this story where we all have a good and bad wolf inside us. Which wolf will you feed? The good or the bad?