Everybody has a story.
The pack believes in people making an impact on each other, an influence that will lead the others to perform or feel better. That performance and feeling are related to two factors: perception and attitude.
Let’s dig into each factor alone:
This is your settled way of thinking or feeling about what is happening around you. Your attitude is greatly affected by where you come from, your beliefs, your education and your background. It can be permanent, your general attitude towards things, people or life in general; or temporary, depending on a specific event or emotion that you have recently experienced.
We are often driven by attitudes that we have inherited from previous generations, specific backgrounds or environment, or from past experiences. Living with those attitudes is accepting life as it is, and accepting the idea that nothing could ever change. In fact, having an unchangeable attitude is like having a camera with one zoomed in lens: You will never be able to see a wider or different angle.
Your attitude is the lens in which you will see the world. Change the lens, and your perception will change.Elias Soueidi
The second player at stake in performance is divided into two parts: the ability to see, hear and become aware of something or someone around you; and the way it is regarded and interpreted.
When was the last time you perceived something without interpretation? When was the last time you were able to become aware of something without applying your own personal understanding of it?
Perception with interpretation is inducing judgment and applying your beliefs onto your surroundings. Perception without interpretation is an act of awareness, of maturity and intelligence.
“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.”Jiddu Krishnamurti
Inducing our perceptions on people is looking through our fixed lens and expecting people to come and only use our camera. It is looking at a flower and deciding the colors of its petals without it blossoming.
It is almost very hard to look at someone or something without applying our personal understanding of the situation, but if you do, you would be allowing the person in front of you to reveal its truest colors, its genuine character. You would be allowing yourself to travel into their world!
Be a traveler of the mind.