Is Success a Matter of Perception or Something Real and Tangible?

Would you rather everyone believe that you are immensely successful and rich while you are actually borderline destitute, OR would you rather be actually rich and have everyone think that you’re a poor loser?

Answer honestly.

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I feel that for many people becoming actually successful isn’t even the goal it’s to be perceived as successful. We’re all trying to prove ourselves to each other.

It’s all comes down to perception. Even in terms of psychology, perception is all that really matters. For example - abandonment issues. You don’t need to be actually “abandoned” in order to have abandonment issues. It’s the perception of being abandoned that creates the trauma in the brain.

You could apply this to various other psychology situations as well. Such as the placebo effect. As long as you perceive that the medicine will help you, it does. Even if it’s just a sugar pill.

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It goes the same way in personal perspective. You don’t need to be “actually successful” (open to interpretation) in order to perceive yourself as successful and to be happy with yourself.

It takes time to learn, but through tools such as affirmations, journaling, and meditation. You can choose to perceive yourself as worthy and successful. Then just sit back and watch everything align for you.

The thing is, in life we’re not really looking for certain things and accomplishments themselves. What we really want is the feeling that is attached to obtaining these things.

You can choose to feel anyway you want to. You can have those feelings now.

Our perception of ourselves is really all that matters. Do it for her. (Her being you).

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Kathryn McCarville

Kathryn McCarville

I’m really just at the mercy of my own perspective. Instagram — @katie_mccarv