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The Power of Perception: Creating The Life You Want

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Do you ever feel like life is happening to you, rather than being able to create the life that you want? Are you searching for ways to tap into the power within yourself to live your life for the better? If so, you're in the right place. In this article, I'll be sharing some insights on the power of perception and how  you can use it to create the life you want.

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The African Farmer

Have you heard the story of the African farmer who was seeking treasures? He’d heard about people finding diamonds and decided to sell his farm to spend his life looking for them.

He left everything behind to go on this new hunt for treasure.

The problem was, he never found the diamonds.

Eventually, the person who bought the farm from the farmer came to realize that the property was sat on acres of diamonds. The new owner was richly rewarded.

The farmer had been searching his whole life for the thing he wanted, but he wasn't even aware that it was right in front of him.

This story highlights several things, including the importance of our perception. We could be sitting on acres of diamonds and not even realize it if we’re unaware.

Our experiences, limiting beliefs, and past traumas can influence how we see the world. Most people look at life through the window (into the physical world), with their senses, and this is understandable. However, very few people take the time to look through the perspective of looking into the mirror. In other words, looking within themselves.

Looking Within

Oftentimes, people go through life looking outside themselves, pointing fingers at others, blaming their circumstances, or complaining about why they're not where they want to be. But more often than not, they're looking in the wrong places.

Generally, people don't want to look in the mirror, to sit with their feelings and thoughts, because they're scared of them. Sometimes, it hurts to face reality and see the truth. 

Humans naturally believe what they can see, literally.

But if you're looking to change some aspect of your life, you need to be able to see it in your mind's eye and believe it to make it happen before it ever happens.

One side is – “I’ll believe it when I see it.”

The other side is – “I believe it and will soon get to see it.”

We can change our circumstances when we’re able to tap into the future self and shift our identity to the person we want to become.

Disconnecting and Reflecting

It's essential to disconnect, reflect, and go inward. Meditation and other mindfulness practices are powerful because they create space in our minds, allowing new ideas and opportunities to come in. In a world where we're constantly bombarded with shiny objects and ideas, we need to create mental clarity and find the aligned path that's right for us.

A great way to begin to gain clarity here is to find out your core values.

Finding the Acres of Diamonds

Sometimes, we tell ourselves that we need one more book, one more course, or that we're waiting for the next best thing to come along. We convince ourselves that we're not ready yet.

However, the perfect time is right now.

We have everything we need within ourselves. Intentional change is about disconnecting from our limiting beliefs and current environment to see beyond that. By having mental clarity, we can find the aligned path that is right for us and see the acres of diamonds that are right in front of us.

We often don’t always see every aspect of things because of our perception. This is where a life coach can help reflect the mirror and help you to break through your barriers.


Perception truly matters. It shapes our whole reality and the experience we have in this lifetime. It's easy to get caught up in the chaos of the outside world, but the most significant change happens when we look within ourselves. We need to disconnect, reflect, and create space in our minds to allow new ideas and opportunities to come in. Remember, you have everything you need within yourself, and the perfect time to create the life you want is right now.

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About the author

Paul Wadsworth

Paul Wadsworth is a transformational mind, body, and lifestyle coach in Vancouver BC. He helps people worldwide to reinvent themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally, so they can live with more energy, confidence, and clarity.

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