This is August 27th of my book: ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time‘.
Take the opportunity today to change your perception.
Last summer I completed the Bob Proctor ‘Goal Achiever’s Program’ and on one of the audios I listened to he spoke about perception. It supposes that our perception of a situation directly influences our action in that circumstance.
EG: We’d gladly walk across a plank of wood suspended 6 feet off the ground if there was a £1000 reward at the other end, but we wouldn’t if the plank were 200 feet off the ground. Then again, if our child was in a building that was on fire and that plank bridged the gap between it and a neighbouring building we would gladly cross it to save them – no matter how high up.
I’ve listened to it a few times now and something dawned on me last night as I was walking one of our dogs; if that’s true, which it seems obvious that it is, then we can actually use that knowledge to motivate ourselves more effectively.
Let’s say you have a task to do on your day off. It’s a bit of a dull task but it needs doing. You might ordinarily decide to leave it and do it another day and we all know what will happen there – the next day becomes another day which becomes another day and so on and the task remains to be done. Now consider that you put it in your mind that your boss is going to give you a 20% rise if you get that task completed today. Just think that. You’ll possibly find that actually motivated you to consider doing the task. Really imagine it’s true, imagine you just got off the phone with your boss, they were really pumped up and excited about giving you that raise for completing that task. Pretty soon you will feel a whole lot more motivated to do it.
Note: Keep the perception positive rather than negative, ie: imagine the boss is going to give you a raise for doing it rather than imagining he’ll fire you for not doing it. Positive outcomes are much more compelling and motivational than negative ones.
Try it and see – it’s just a theory!
The difference between seeing a storm as a disaster or a thing of beauty – is your perspective.
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