Monday, June 27, 2011

21-A Perception

So much of how we think about life comes down to our perception.  What we perceive to be true and how we interpret this can make an impact on everything that comes our way.  If you think about how you see things on a daily basis, you can get a pretty good idea about how you think your life is and how you see yourself.  Are you usually optimistic or do you usually react in a negative way?  When you meet new people, do you get jealous and think bad thoughts or do you find the good they offer?  At work are you competitive and frustrated or happy and a team player.  If you answered these questions in a negative way, chances are you feel that way about yourself.  If you answered them in a positive way, chances are you like yourself and your life.  You make the choice in the life you create.   

If you often tell yourself how rough life is then this is what your life becomes.  If you tell yourself how wonderful things are then this becomes your life.  You have a choice in how you interpret things every time you are faced with any new experience.  If the line at the grocery store is extra long, how do you react?  Do you get frustrated and say to yourself how life is conspiring against you?  Can you change what you tell yourself and make a situation like this not seem so bad.  What if you said I am not in a rush and the line is a way to allow me to slow down and take a moment when I normally would not?  Can you find the silver lining in your own situations?

I hope you will notice your perceptions this week and begin to make positive changes in the way you see things and in how you react.  What we put out there is what we get back.  How do you want your life to be?

Notice how you view the world, yourself and your life.  Overall, are you negative or positive?  Are you happy with those views?  If not, what needs to happen to change your perception?  Begin making small shifts in your thinking to become more positive.

Either journal about these questions or spend some time thinking about your answers.
- How do you perceive the world?
- How do you perceive your own life?
- How do you view the things going on around you?
- How do you view your friends, family and co-workers?
- Is the glass half full or half empty?
- How can you make sure you see things as half full?
- What steps do you need to take to enhance your perceptions?

Quote: Camille Pissarro- Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.

I hope you are enjoying my blog and I hope it is helping you create a wonderful life for yourself.  If you are seeing benefits or have feedback, I would love to hear back from you.  If you like what you are reading, pass it along to your friends and join as a follower!

Enjoy the journey!
Coach Gaye

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