“I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street I met a man who had no feet.”
Perception…a powerful tool if used correctly.
How you look at things makes all of the difference in the world and it can be the determining factor between success and failure. So why are so many people failing to use this to their advantage?
I once heard Les Brown, motivation speaker and author say that, “most people fail to achieve their goals not because they shoot too high and miss, but because they shoot too low and hit!” To that all I can say is….WOW!
In my book The WealthShift I go in depth about how perceptions not just changed my life and finances but how it has done exactly the same for so many others…once they used it correctly.
HOW DO YOU SEE?
If you were to ask this simple question to a hundred people walking on the street most of them, if not all, would look at you crazy and answer the question this way, “you see with your eyes!” But that’s not completely true.
Here’s the reality, you don’t actually see with your eyes – you actually see THROUGH your eyes but you see WITH your mind! Everything around you that has been created – the house, car, clothes, iPad and whatever else you can imagine was first seen in someone’s mind.
So here’s the million dollar question to you…what are your perceptions when it comes to your finances, career or growing your business? Do you have positive visions of what you want? Do you see yourself becoming debt free or at least getting your consumption under manageable control?
How about multiple streams of income from your business? Can you picture money coming in from different venues, even when you’re sleeping? Have you set your sights on achieving that career goal that stretches you and quite frankly makes you nervous and a little scared when you think about it?
OUR MINDS ARE LIMITLESS
When it comes to lining our perceptions up with what we want, our job is to challenge this machine to operate at a higher capacity. The right perception does wonders because once you push yourself passed your comfort zone it forces the mind to begin searching for solutions and suddenly it begins to adjust your perception to rewrite itself accordingly!
But be careful because the mind is so powerful it will also make you believe what it wants you too…even if it’s not correct! We’ve all this experience this on some level whether we admit to it or not. Maybe it was something we thought we saw, heard, or knew and even when the truth was revealed we clung on to what our minds perceived to be true.
Don’t believe me? Take this quick little math quiz to see how powerful the mind really is…and try not to cheat by using a calculator. Use only your powerful mind to come up with the answer and see if you get it right.
QUIZ: Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another !1000. Now add 20 . Now add another 1000 and finally add 10. WHAT TOTAL DID YOU COME UP WITH?
Are you like most people and came up with 5000? If so, sorry but you’re wrong (don’t believe me, now you can use a calculator)!
My point for providing this quiz is not to catch you in a meaningless mind game, no my purpose is to show you that your perception is a powerful tool that can work for you or against you so your job is to do everything in your power to examine your “sight” to make sure it’s working towards your goals.
Having the correct perception is critical to your success because if your vision is not 20/20 you could be coming up with wrong answers to simple problems that will lead you down a path that will ultimately leave you powerless.