Hello and welcome to a piece of peace, your weekly dose of motivation and inspiration. This week I would like to share with you on the topic of “False Perceptions”.
The root of success is planted in one’s perception of the world. A friend of mine once shared with me the lengths he had to go to in order to close a deal which he had been chasing for a while.
As he explained, “Its all about perception peace. I hired a luxury S-Class Mercedes Benz to take me to the office and bought a new Hugo boss suit and ted baker shoes. I even called one of my boys to borrow his Rolex watch and once everything looked on point, I strolled into the office like a boss”. He later returned the aforementioned items back to its rightful owners.
Interestingly enough, he did secure that deal, although I personally think his success was based on the quality of his proposal rather than his ostentatious physical appearance.
However, over the years, I realised my old friends point of view of faking it to make it, was something that a lot of people subscribe to. I have seen people refuse to fly anything but first class for a 45-minute flight in the name of the right perception. I know people who say the business class lounge is too overcrowded and they prefer to use the presidential suite for the right perception.
I have seen people come out of cars, 200 meters from the entrance of a building in the name of the right perception and I have seen people sit in expensive restaurants with no money and order a glass of water in the name of the right perception. Two weeks ago, a friend of mine gave me a lift to an event. He pulled up in an expensive car I had never seen him drive before. When I asked why and how he was driving the car, he explained that we needed to roll up in the right way so he rented it for an obscene amount.
It actually got me thinking. How many people are living false lives every day, in the name of the right perception? I personally believe, A false perception of reality leads to false premises.
Which in turn, leads to false assumptions. Which in turn leads to false conclusions. Which, ultimately, leads to negative results. I have learned from experience, how something as seemingly harmless as going along with a false perception impacts you.
The impact is unconscious and can have lasting results because when you go along with a false perception a part of you is hiding- typically hiding from your own shame and judgment. Instead of investing a lot of time and energy in creating a false perception, It is better to invest in finding out your passion and your purpose.
God has given you everything you need to be successful. Believe it. As you go out today, know the truth. You are on your journey to greatness and so long as you keep persistently pushing forward, every resistance will have to make way for your dream. Remember always, be yourself, because everyone else is taken.