Perception is Reality

Perception is RealityPerception is reality: you see what you expect to see based on the perspective and focus you choose to bring to each moment.

Or in the words of Shakespeare: “Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

It’s tempting to think that something is “good” or “bad.” Those qualities are just decisions based on where we choose to focus our energy. Losing a job could be “bad” or it could be the best thing that ever happened to you because you finally get to start your own business. A divorce could be “bad” or it could be the best way for both parties to get a fresh start.

Whether conscious or not, how and where we focus our attention is how and where we focus our energy. If you spend your time thinking about how hard or bad something is, guess what? It will be. On the other hand, if you focus on the belief that what feels uncomfortable is actually a great opportunity, you’ll begin to see opportunity everywhere.

Is your focus helping you move forward into the life you dream of or keeping you stuck in a no-win situation? What possibilities might open up if you could shift your focus to potential opportunities? 

Where you focus determines your outcome. Thankfully, that is entirely up to you. Choose your focus, shift your energy, change your life!

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About djwlifecoach

As a retired board-certified coach, author and Reiki master teacher, I continue to share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything! My book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" (Hay House/Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose sharing hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog and radio episodes help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. Learn more and access FREE resources at For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting, golfing and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee and Maisy Jane.
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