Last week during a sales workshop on influencing motivation, the importance of beliefs came up. As it usually does. Because beliefs play a major role in how we perceive and make mental maps of our experience.
The cliché ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’ should actually be reversed! ‘You’ll see it when you believe it!’
Synchronicity being what it is, Fast Company (a favorite business magazine) sent out a fast fact link on the same subject, same day. I shared it with the workshop participants and thought you might enjoy it too.
The Seeing/Believing Gap | by Marcia L. Conner
What you see may be only a fraction of what’s there. To
learn more, look beyond what you expect.
On a similar note, here’s a quote attributed to Buddha on the subject of judgmental thinking: “There is nothing to judge because perception can only see illusion. Perception is always partial and limited to arbitrary context.”