"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
Why does the same event produce calmness, conviction and determination for one person and anxiety, tension and fear for another? The difference is in the perception. For one, the event was perceived as challenging, and for the other, threatening. The primary difference was what took place in the person’s head.
Perception refers to the way we interpret the world through our senses. Each of us acts according to what we believe to be true. We seldom question these beliefs because we assume that the way we 'see' things is the way they really are or ‘should’ be. Our attitudes and behaviour grow out of those assumptions.
Yet what we ‘see’ may not be as things really are. Look at the picture. Is it an old lady or a young girl? Is she ugly or beautiful? Maybe it is not either/or, but either/and.
The book will challenge you to look at the way you 'see' opposites like fear/confidence and failure/success.
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