The Discipline of Perception

Too often we react emotionally, get despondent, and lose our perspective. All that does is turn bad things into really bad things.

All of us come across obstacles in life - both fair and unfair. What matters is how we see and react to them. If we feel desperate, powerless, or despair - that is our choice. We cannot forget that it is only our perception, and we can discipline it. To do that we have to:

  • Be objective
  • Control our emotions
  • See the good in the situation
  • Steady our nerves
  • Belittle what disturbs and limits others
  • Put things in perspective
  • Be focused on the present
  • Concentrate on what can be controlled

Actions to take