Never accept the limits of perception

Fotolia_40198707_XS_3The person others perceive us to be can be hard to escape. Perception is everything. Our progress in life, as well as in our careers, can be constrained by the perception others have of us. We have many sides to our personality and the capacity and talent to do many things. And yet few people see the full extent of what we have to offer. So they put us in imaginary pigeon holes of where they believe our place in life should be. They struggle to see beyond the limits of what they perceive us to be. All too often our own actions only serve to reinforce this limited view.

That’s why it’s important to know what you want. To move around regularly, trying anything and everything and showcasing your ability and your talents. Make sure you have balance in your life. That means have a purpose, a pastime and someone special in your life. And take every opportunity to show other people what you can do. You must make sure that people have full visibility of everything you have to offer. Never hide your light under a bushel. There’s nothing wrong with self-promotion. If you don’t look after your own interests, no one else will. Life is what you make it. So don’t be afraid to dream big and ignore anyone who suggests you cannot achieve your ambition.

© Roy Sutton and Mann Island Media Limited 2013. All Rights Reserved.

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