WOW Word-Of-the-Week #463: Perception

June 19, 2013 by  

Perception how things appear/seem to you based on what you see, hear, feel, taste & smell.

Have you ever heard the saying that perception is reality? Do you believe that your next promotion or new job will make you happier? Do you spend time fretting about what’s not going right in your life?

This Sunday I found a great San Diego UT article titled,
Speaker tells biotech convention key is changing perception of life.”

Bradley J. Fikes writes, “For the classic rat-race employee, the next promotion, a new house, a new car is supposed to bring contentment. Usually it doesn’t work. After a temporary jolt of joy, life returns to the less-than-satisfactory norm.

 Eric Karpinski, a biotech investor turned success coach, says to turn that formula backward and you’re much more likely to find happiness. Instead of trying to find happiness as thea perception result of hard work, focus on being happy and success with follow much more easily. Mixing research findings with practical advice he shares that you can reshape how the brain responds to the everyday environment.

He says he learned personally that hard work and professional accomplishment does not invariably produce happiness. The solution is to change the perception of one’s life by paying more attention to what’s working right instead of unproductively fretting about what is wrong.

I know from experience that “what you think about, you bring about.” If I asked you what you want in your life could you tell me? Do you know that most people when asked that question will tell you what they don’t want? And by focusing on that, they continue to create “what they don’t want in their life!”

This week’s focus is on perception. You know what you’re supposed to do, right?