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Things to Think About - We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are

By Pepper de Callier

“We don't see things as they are.  We see things as we are."  Anais Nin

Understanding this simple quote can do wonders for raising the level of one’s self-awareness. Contemplating it cannot only shift a perspective, but it can reveal a self-limiting bias.  Our opinions send strong messages about who we really are to those with whom we interact and many times they are not the messages one intended, or wanted, to send. So, the next time you’re ready to voice an opinion about someone, or something, you might find reflecting on these words to be time well spent.

Till next time…

About the Author: Pepper de Callier is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at  

Things to Think About Series by Pepper de Callier:

Things to Think About (By Pepper de Callier)
Who you are speaks so loudly, I can’t hear a word you’re saying
The secret to success is to maintain enthusiasm between failures
When you are the anvil, hold you still.  But, when you are the hammer, strike your fill
Success is getting what you want.  Happiness is wanting what you get
I am not an Athenian, I am not a Greek, I am a citizen of the world
When I’m afraid of losing, I never win
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear
Our greatest freedom is the freedom to choose our attitude
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, ... 
How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.