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Your perceptions are key to creating your reality

A NEW WAY OF THINKING: Alter the way you perceive your life to make changes

DO YOU KNOW you possess an unlimited source of power to create your own reality – a reality that can exceed your wildest dreams?

Before we go any further, it’s important to point out that your ‘reality' is not controlled by the Government, your boss, your parents or your friends – but solely by you! The key component that creates your own reality is your perception.

Life is all about perception. However, the problem that most people face is a refusal to ever challenge their perceptions about life. Your perception of any given situation may be totally different to that of someone else’s perception. But ultimately, it is this view you have of things that determines your life experiences and results.

It was the celebrated writer Penelope Fitzgerald who said: “No two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is – in other words, not a thing, but a think.”


We all have the freedom of choice of how we see and perceive things. How we perceive the people we meet, the places we visit, the situations we face and the conditions we experience are all under our sole control.

Unfortunately, that’s where the biggest problem lies. Appearances equal perception, which often shape one’s reality. In Wallace D Wattles's classic book ‘The Science of Getting Rich’, he talks about how the majority of people think and perceive things according to appearance. He states that ‘Every appearance in the visible world tends to produce a corresponding form in the mind which observes it...’

Currently, we live under the cloud of economic hardship and austerity. Businesses are going to the wall, people are losing their jobs, and houses are being repossessed every day. While the vast majority are paralysed by fear, struggle and scarcity, there are countless other businesses and entrepreneurs who are making more money than ever before.

In fact, history has shown us that times of hardship are actually the best time to create wealth and achieve financial freedom. World-famous businesses like Burger King, FedEx, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard were all born during serious economic slumps.

So, what perceptions do you think these kinds of people had when the world around them was teetering on the brink of ruin? Panic, resignation and despair? Definitely not! They viewed the economic conditions in a totally different way. Instead of problems, they saw challenges. Instead of despair, they saw hope. Instead of misfortune, they saw opportunity.

Other situations where people’s perceptions have created different realities are with siblings We have all heard about instances where two siblings, of roughly the same age, have grown up in an abusive and toxic environment, but then have gone on to lead totally contrasting lives. One unfortunately will have a life that’s full of struggle and problems, while the other’s life will be one that is content, happy and successful.

Why is this often the case? It’s simply because each sibling chose to perceive their conditions growing up in totally different ways, resulting in them creating completely different outcomes for themselves.


You can change your story and, as a result, change your life. We are all living out some sort of life story. Our life stories are created from our past experiences. It’s these very experiences that shape our thoughts, beliefs, habits and perceptions.

What story are you living out right now? Is it one that is determined by your parents, partner, friends or the media? Are your thoughts and perceptions dictating a life of never-ending struggle? If so, then I have some good news for you. You don’t have
to keep playing out the story.

In fact, you can start writing your very own story – a story that is more inspiring, and where you become the director as well as the actor. Making the conscious decision to change your perception will have dramatic effects on your whole life. Your power to create your own reality, one that is more exciting and rewarding than ever before will finally be in your possession.

To conclude, I would like to leave you with this quote by Dr Wayne Dyer: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

The human mind has incredible powers and capabilities. The thoughts that it creates ultimately determine the destiny of your life. Start taking control of your destiny by discovering the all powering secrets to create your own reality.

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