Accurate Perception Makes For A Better You!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Kolsky Realty & Management 01311273

 

Accurate Perception Makes For A Better You!

 

 

I want to talk about the importance of having accurate and distinct perception. First and foremost, keep in mind our perception is our driver, and it is our reality.

 

Think about your perception in this vein. Have you ever driven a car that has a dirty windshield? Chances are you have and if so you know that everything you see is distorted and tainted. And since reality is based on perception, driving with a dirty windshield offers an unwanted distorted view of the road.

 

So why is our perception so significant in life? Our perception is directly linked to our attitude not to mention the way we view things reinforces our beliefs. Have you ever tried to accomplish something you believe to be impossible? Good luck! It is virtually impossible to conquer things we believe to be impossible.

 

How can we improve our perception? Too often negative beliefs and biases affect our view and the decisions we make. Unfortunately, biases and prejudices are formed at an early age and continue based on our parents, teachers, friends, media outlets (and so on,) which may cloud your outlook. Fortunately, you have the power to clean your “personal” windshield (as needed) to procure the best view and to provide the best reality. To have the best and most transparent view, don’t judge individuals/clients as a member of a group or predefined collective. Instead, I suggest you forget about any preconceived notions and merely judge each person/client as an individual.

 

Look, just like windshield we see through in our car becomes gradually dirty over time, the same can be said about our perception. Thankfully, just as we’re able to clean our car windshield, we are also able to wash our “personal” windshield, too. And the best way to accomplish cleaning our “personal” windshield is to analyze current events, situations, circumstances objectively and always to go directly to the source.

 

Do you want to be the best you can be? Here’s what I suggest. Those that have the best perception instill a positive, can-do outlook. And besides being positive don’t forget that folks that have superlative perception are solution oriented versus problem obsessed.

 

Keep in mind – the RE industry is a consumer-oriented business. Our success stems from providing excellent customer service “as well as” our success stems from us having correct perception. In essence, a better perception – makes a better you…

 

 

Dave Matthews Band - Mercy

 

 

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Jon Kolsky
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Myrl Jeffcoat ~ Ruben is a very handsome looking cat and a very lucky cat, too... & TYSM for the feature in OFC, I always appreciate your amazing support

Feb 02, 2018 08:56 AM #24
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Jon Kolsky
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Dorie Dillard ~ TYSM.... And I agree - the better our perception is the more success we achieve

Feb 02, 2018 08:59 AM #25
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Jon Kolsky
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Susan Haughton ~ TYSM.... I'm glad you had a moment to read, enjoy, and comment

Feb 02, 2018 09:01 AM #26
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Jon Kolsky
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John Meussner ~ I agree.... The best results we need to have clear and accurate perception

Feb 02, 2018 09:04 AM #27
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Jon Kolsky
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Brian L. Sirota, Esq. ~ wow.... Great comment!  I do believe that there's some truth to Charles Cooley statement; it does make sense... And as far as this place triggering and releasing good-feelings to the brain "YES" "YES" & "YES" and it is legal to boot

Feb 02, 2018 09:10 AM #28
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Jon Kolsky
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Tammy Lankford, ~ it is always good to double check and continue to check our windshield, our livelihood depends on it... And heck yes! Stay away from all negative people, no need for that! 

Feb 02, 2018 09:16 AM #29
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Carla Freund ~ TYSM.... Awareness alone makes a big difference, and we should be more aware as we age

Feb 02, 2018 09:18 AM #30
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Jon Kolsky
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Richie Alan Naggar ~ what we know to be true in our hearts is powerful stuff and hard to overturn

Feb 02, 2018 09:21 AM #31
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John Wiley
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Jon, thanks for the positive attitude encouragement.

Yes, we are in control of our perception.

Clean, Clean that windshield and get a good look at reality.

Thanks

Feb 02, 2018 05:22 PM #32
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Grant Schneider
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Good evening Jon - you are absolutely spot on.  Our attitudes are habits of thought and they create perceptions which create our actions.

Feb 02, 2018 06:22 PM #33
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Marney Kirk
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Jon, GREAT post! I love the analogy of the dirty windshield to perception. Perfect visual!

Feb 03, 2018 06:49 AM #34
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Laura Filip
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Thank you for sharing. Being positive taking a moment to clean the windshield of life. 

Feb 03, 2018 10:13 AM #35
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Hi Jon

Congrats on the feature - it's certainly well deserved. Perception can be so powerful and influential, in both negative and positive ways, and we need to keep this in mind, both about what we perceive, as well as how others may perceive. I love the analogy of the windshield!

Jeff

Feb 04, 2018 08:32 PM #36
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Jon Kolsky
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John Wiley ~ I agree...  A clean windshield offers the best outlook and results

Feb 05, 2018 11:15 AM #37
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Jon Kolsky
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Grant Schneider ~ I agree 110%

Feb 05, 2018 11:16 AM #38
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Jon Kolsky
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Marney Kirk ~ thank you... The windshield analogy is very fitting as I believe there's a connection

Feb 05, 2018 11:19 AM #39
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Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | 903-271-4978 ~ positivity is a crucial and a vital extension that leads to desired results 

Feb 05, 2018 11:21 AM #40
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Jon Kolsky
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Jeff Dowler ~ as much as we would like to be in control of others and their thoughts, we are only in control of ours... With that said, you make a lot of sense and we need to be mindful of others, too

Feb 05, 2018 11:25 AM #41
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Corey Martin
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I like your analogy. We have to clear our personal windshield of perception in order to get the best view of life. Great post. Thank you for sharing. 

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Jon this is a great message, it is too often that because our perceived perception of clients we end up pre-judging groups of them based on individual experiences.  This also ends up affecting the perception of ourselves and we sometimes cloud the way we look at ourselves and stop seeing the success and positives. 

Feb 14, 2018 10:13 AM #43
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