Saturday, 16 July 2011

Perception Deception

There is no reality. All we have is our perception. Hence the expression that "Perception is Reality" Each of these perceptions is unique to us as individuals and have been formed by our genes, our experiences, our environment and most importantly by how we choose to think. And they can change over time or even in an instant as the above influences shape our view of the world. But you probably knew this already? And were aware of how it affects your emotions? And regularly make allowances for the deception it can cause?

You see the issue is that we have an incomplete and often warped sense of what is going on around us. And sometimes what's going on within us. Therefore our capacity to misjudge or overreact or misunderstand is huge. It's so huge that unless you consciously challenge yourself and disassociate from your own perception you will get caught out and get led astray. Don't expect a perfect vista by applying this process but you can welcome a rationale, reasoned and well balanced picture of events.

So be aware of perception deception. And try some different viewing angles.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

High Standards

Never apologise for high standards.

Some people will want you to. Some people will not match your expectations. Many will use their energy not to reach up and achieve. No matter. We must continue to push ourselves and pull others if we strive to get the best from us all. There will be distractions, detractors and destructive influences to overcome. Get used to them, embrace them and turn them if you can. The more that join you on your journey the higher your standards will become.

But don't do it by talking and telling and preaching. How you act and how you behave are the keys to success. So drive forwards, upwards and onwards and welcome people aboard as they ask to walk your path.