Phyllis Reardon M.Ed.
Isn’t perception an interesting thing?
Have you ever been with a friend and you see something in the distance and you are convinced that it is one object but your friend is 100% sure it is something completely different. Now you are both operating with 20/20 vision But your Perception has been formed by differing experiences and this greatly impacts your view of the world.
When you meet someone new or are working with a new client it is very important to understand three things about Perception.
1. Your perception of Life and the world may be different from your client’s.
2. Your client’s Perception may not match what you expect.
3. Everyone’s Perception can be Changed.
Perception or should I say a broadened Perception is necessary for bringing about Change in life.
I have the following quote by Marcel Proust framed and hanging above my desk so I am reminded daily of the need for new outlook both for me and my clients.
“The real act of discovery is not in finding new lands but in seeing with a new set of eyes.” Proust
How you perceive yourself and how you perceive others influences every aspect of your life from work to parenting to relationships. It is an important part of life success.
Life Coaching Questions for Perception Change
Write out the answers to each of these questions. This exercise will help you self reflect and become more aware.
1. What change do you need to make in the way you see the world?
2. Are you open to change?
3. How do you see other people?
4. What one thing can you do differently tomorrow?
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Have a great day and remember to check your Perception.