Perception doesn’t have to be true to be believed ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Looks can be deceiving.

This video is a great example of the perception versus reality battle that plays out all day every day for every person on the planet.

At first glance, what looks like a giant dog terrorizing a tiny one turns out to be two puppies playing just like all puppies do.
๐Ÿ˜Ž(Pro tip: You can look up mouthing or jaw sparring if you’re not familiar with open-mouth puppy play.)

What is perception?

๐ŸŒŽPerception is the lens through which we view the world and our experience in it.

It is what we use to explain what we *think* we are seeing, hearing, feeling – experiencing.

At work.
At home.
At the doctor’s office.
At the store.
In traffic.
On the train.

๐Ÿ˜ฒPerception does NOT have to be true to become what we believe to be real.
๐Ÿ˜Ž(Pro tip: You can look up Rubin’s vase or The Dress from 2015 for some cool examples of this concept.)

You think thoughts that lead you to take actions that create situations all day every day based on your perceptions of things.
Good, bad or in-between.

You are a walking, talking, breathing, feeling example of RAM Thinking at work where:
ยฎ๏ธ Your personal Reality is the product of your action.
๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธYour Action is the product of your mindset.
โ“‚๏ธYour Mindset is the product of your beliefs.

And your beliefs are the product of direct, indirect, and observed experience โ€“ filtered through the lens of your perception.

And now, please scroll back up a smidge to read this -> ๐Ÿ˜ฒ <- bit again.

๐ŸŽคPerception versus Reality is the topic of a presentation I’ve been invited to give next month by the fantastic people at Great Careers Group, who’s mission is to empower an inclusive and diverse multigenerational workforce to optimize the evolving workplace and gig economy through awareness and preparation.

Reserve your spot HERE.

๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธVideo: A light-colored Golden Retriever named Newman plays with his cousin, a brown mini-Dachshund named Pebbles. They have a multi-colored toy between then.

๐Ÿ‘‹I’m Gretchen

๐Ÿ‘‰I am a career and personal leadership development strategist on a mission to help women at careerย crossroads make hard decisions with confidence, ease and flow.
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