So many times it must have happened with you that when you present something, be it an idea or a presentation or a concept, along with your thoughts about it and there are people, either your colleagues or your seniors or at times even your juniors, who provide you with a different take on it. What is this? Have you ever pondered over this? This is nothing but ‘perception’. This blog will help in providing a deep insight on the importance of perception and the crucial role it has to play in the case of decision making.
Understanding the meaning of ‘perception’
Perception is the ability of interpreting, understanding and/or regarding a particular thing in a particular way and manner. Since every human being is unique in his or her own way, the perceptive abilities of one person also vary greatly in comparison with similar abilities of the other person. So, the ability to perceive is highly subjective in nature.
One common example which can explain this difference in perception is that of the glass containing water, although not completely. While some people may choose to call the glass to be half full, others may call glass half empty. This difference is nothing but the difference in perception.
Know where the difference lies
Many times it so happens that when you are entrusted with an important decision to make it leaves you feeling confused. What is this feeling? This inner confused state of mind arises when our important cognitive organs, namely the brain or the mind and the heart give two conflicting opinions. Just as the perceptive abilities of two people are or can be different, even the mind and heart, both of which are located inside the same person’s body can be subject to two conflicting perceptions.
Pick the correct option
Stuck in a dilemma? Don’t know what to do? Want to think straight from the mind, but heart doesn’t seem to concur? The solution to this can be quite complex to understand and comprehend. All you have to do is understand and take into account the ultimate aim which you are or may be trying to achieve. Once you know and become aware of your ultimate goal or aim, it will become comparatively easy for you to take the right call.
Usually, it is always advised that when it comes to taking important decisions for your business or organization, it should be your brain or mind which should take a call, while for decisions which involve some emotional quotient, your heart must be involved in the decision making.
Know the results
As you may have rightly heard that every question brings with itself only one answer. In the same way, even when you are faced with two different or conflicting opinions understand this philosophy and take one decision and stick to it firmly. In other words, the glass can either be half full or half empty but not both at the same time.
So whatever your stand is, just come to one final conclusion so that the road ahead becomes clear as well as the ultimate aim or goal seems nearer.