What is Your Perception Telling You?

So many problems in our life are created by our own perception of the event or an expected event. Two people could be in the same place – one is dreading it because of what may happen, the other is looking forward to it because of what may happen.Examine an upcoming situation that you are concerned about. What is your expected worst thing that could happen? What is the best? If you can do something to improve the situation – DO IT. If not, and the event cannot or should not be avoided – accept it and move on to something else. Worrying about what may happen is a total waste of time and energy and may make the situation worse than it needs to be. What you think about, you attract to your life!

According to Mark Twain; “I’ve had some terrible times in my life and some of them have actually happened” Have you imagined things which are far worse than has actually occurred?

Look back to your past. How many times have you worried about an event or a meeting, and look at the time, effort and energy you put into worrying about it. How did it make you feel? Many times that expected catastrophic event didn’t happen, but you made yourself (and probably everyone around you) miserable because of your expectations.

Even if the expected event did happen, did your worrying about it prior make it better or worse? It is not what happens to you in your life, but what you do with your life. Spend your time wisely.

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8 Responses to What is Your Perception Telling You?

  1. Robyn says:

    Great article and advice to live by!

  2. Brenda says:

    Thank you Robyn. When I find myself worrying about something, I remember this great quote from Mark Twain, and either do something about the situation (if I can) or move on. This quote alone has saved me from endless worry many times.

  3. Seb says:

    Thank you. This post is very good 🙂

  4. channelle says:

    Liked this viewpoint on perception. Thanks for sharing. I have often worried myself sick about things that hadn’t yet happened until I realized how debilitating that was for me. Thankfully I now only worry about things that have actually happened.

  5. Donna says:

    Perception is an interesting topic. I have only recently come to understand it. Thanks for highlighting some points I had forgotten

  6. Bruno says:

    Wonderful blog! Love your thoughts on perception. Your outcomes really are determined by the way you view things….makes me think

  7. Bella says:

    I listen to my inner voice all the time – trust it everytime

  8. Carrie says:

    My perception is mine alone – I see things the way I see them and it may not be the same as others see it …and that is ok

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