By Dr. Jesse Ritter
Do you believe you can control how you perceive an obstacle in your life?
2023 may be a challenging year. The immense sovereign debt bubble combined with social/political, technological and monetary cycles all overlapping simultaneously will likely lead to volatile times in the coming years.
How will you perceive this volatility?
vol·a·til·i·ty - "liability to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse."
Will you choose to perceive yourself as a victim of macro factors and throw up your hands in helplessness? Or, will you educate yourself, seek opportunities and act decisively?
James Clear in his book The Obstacle Is The Way says it best:
"Where one person sees a crisis, another can see opportunity. Where one loses control of emotions, another can remain calm. Desperation, despair, fear, powerlessness - these reactions are functions of our perceptions. You must realize: Nothing makes us feel this way; we choose to give in to such feelings."
Wait for it...here comes the segway into dental... :)
Are you someone who looks at challenges you're having with your teeth and feels desperation, despair, fear and powerlessness?
Do you have perceptions such as:
Those perceptions are a choice.
What if you took these perceived obstacles and intentionally flipped them on their head?
Here are a few truths as it relates to these perceptions:
A lot of times it's not the new smile that changes a person. It's the massive up-level in self-esteem from having the courage do what is necessary to have the life that they want.
When you combine that with the realization that, with intention, their perception of "challenges" or "objections" they had to doing what was necessary can be changed, their entire world changes. No longer do they move forward with regret or fear. They are transformed into their best version of themselves and never look back.
Cheers to your intentional perception driving the next opportunity for you in your life.
Let's go 2023!