What Does Your Perception Say About Your 2017?


Your perception determines your life!

2017 with all its blessings, opportunities, inspiration and fortune is ready, are you? Be in the right frame of mind for YOUR top-shelf 2017.

Never underestimate the power of your perception. Your perception determines your life. Have you ever looked for something in a cupboard or a fridge? Someone else comes from right behind you and takes out that very thing you were looking for? Has this happened to you?

Allow me to explain why... Your conscious mind has a picture of exactly what you are looking for with the angle you think it might be as well as where it is supposed to be. Your unconscious mind takes that picture and looks for ONLY that, blocking out the object if it is not reflected in that specific way (as in your picture).

Amazing, right?

This demonstrates the power of your perception. Your unconscious mind takes all your perceptions and maintains them, meaning it makes your perceptions true to you.

For example; Jack’s perception is that rich people are rude and selfish. He wants to provide for his family easily and live comfortably. Because of Jack’s perception about rich people, the unconscious mind wants to protect Jack from money seeing that it will make him rude and selfish. In the end, the unconscious will make sure that opportunities do not quite work out the way he hoped or that he does not meet up with the right people that can lead him to prosperity.  

There are many more examples like these in all areas of life. 

The perception you have about people will influence the relationship you have with them. As said by Stephen R. Covey, in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; People will act the way you treat them.

What is the solution then?

Say for instance Jack DECIDES that he has the key to creating his life the way he wants it, he can then change his perception about rich people and ask his unconscious mind to show him how to create more money in his life. 

Your unconscious mind knows everything and is directly connected to Infinite intelligence / The Universe / God. Yes, I know… it sounds too good to be true, right?

There is a catch… Changing your perception is difficult and takes a lot of work. It starts with changing your thinking into the direction of what you want, not what you fear or do not want.  

See, we so often focus on what we fear or do not want and how many times does things happen exactly like that? One of your unconscious mind’s functions is to create whatever you focus on or think. Yes, you read correctly… WHATEVER you think or focus on.  

Let’s think about this logically… every manufactured item was once just a thought and now it’s created. According to Dr Caroline Leaf, a cognitive neuroscientist with a PhD in Communication Pathology specializing in Neuropsychology, the brain activity when you think about something and when you actually do it is exactly the same.

We have grown up to believe that what we physically see and hear is exactly what there is; leaving the thought behind that there is so much more. What you actually see and hear is ONLY what your unconscious mind allows you to see and hear based on your perception.

This is applicable to everything in your life. Make sure your perceptions are in line with what you WANT.

Therefore, trust and focus on 2017 being the best year of your life. 

Remember the RIGHT thinking creates the RIGHT emotions, creates the RIGHT reaction, creates the RIGHT behavior, and creates the RIGHT habits.

Elsa is a Master NLP Practitioner and Transformation Coach at Take a Leap Coaching. Let her help YOU find your wings!

This article was originally published at Take A Leap Coaching. Reprinted with permission from the author.