Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Look again. Look Hard

What do you see ?  

At the first glance , you see something – correct?  

Look again. Look hard.  

Read between the images and think....  Do you see something else too ?  If  still you cannot see, try to rotate the image. Now, is that better? 

Well, first you must have seen a bespectacled person and then when you looked the second time or the third time, you saw “Liar” written. 

"Things are not always what they seem, the first appearance deceives many, the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden"

The point which I want to make is when you see something or hear something , do not form an opinion about it immediately. As in this illusion, most of the times, what meets our eyes at the first glance might construe a completely different meaning when we look at the situation the second time. 

This is true in most of the situations both at the workplace and in our personal lives. 

Sometimes we have a preconceived notion about a certain person or thing or most importantly about ourselves. Think about your last appraisal discussion when some scope of improvement about you was discussed. It is very hard for most of the people to take the feedback positively because we have an image of ourselves in our mind, and this obstructs us from improving ourselves. 

We see what we want to see , not what it actually is.

I have seen several managers write-off a team member merely because they could not meet their expectation the first time or the person acted or spoke in a particular way. I have also seen incidents of strife between people when they have assumed something just by a simple act or conversation. 

Look twice, think at least twice to check out the different angles and you will be amazed just like I was when I looked at this picture.

If we can do this, then we can ACT on and not REACT to a situation. 

So, open your eyes and look again and be ready for surprises !

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