"There is no such thing as actual reality, there is only perception." ..
If you heard it like I did the first time, you might take it as an attack on some of your belief systems. ..
But the statement isn’t meant to be a broad stroke that covers every facet of the universe. It is meant to be a personal statement. A statement that is true for individuals. ..
The man speaking went on to say, "Your perception is your reality." ..
He explained his statement by saying, "If your perception is that you are a victim, then that is what you will remain." ..
"If your perception is that you are victorious, then victory is what you will have." ..
A group of people can go into a room, hear a person speak, and hear something completely different than what the speaker intended for them to hear, because their perceptions of what the speaker was saying or of his motivation for saying it were all different. ..
The truth is that pain doesn't discriminate. It forces it's way into the lives of all people. ..
Every person has a different way of dealing with pain. And pain always comes with it's temptation to stay knocked down, blame the situation, and get bitter. ..
But bitterness warps perception, and incapacitates so many people. ..
One bad experience, or even a hundred, can't hold you back and keep you from being the best version of you. Only you can do that. ..
Painful and difficult circumstances don't have the final say for your life. YOU DO. ..
You have the power to get back up. You have the strength to create a better life for yourself. You have the ability, creativity, and persistence necessary to get to the next level. ..
You can endure set backs. ..
Believe that better things are coming and then pursue them. YOU CAN BE UNSTOPPABLE.
If negativity has set in. Dismiss it.
If a victim mindset has set in. Get back up.
If bitterness has set in. Forgive. And then forgive again as many times as you need to.
You were made for success. Do you believe it?
You were made to experience happiness to it's fullest. Do you believe it?
You were made to be powerful. Do you believe it?
You were made to be impactful. Do you believe it?
You have purpose. Do you believe it?