You may have read that our perceptions influence our response to situations creating stress. Changing perceptions can have a significant benefit by reducing stress on our body and mind.
We bring about what we expect to have happen.
You can use this to your advantage.
If you see yourself as having a personality that is ‘me’ And believe that you cannot change ‘me’, then you will not improve your emotional and mental outlook.
Give yourself a break and choose to believe that humans can live, learn, and adapt – and you will find that you can and will. Research on neuroplasticity shows that the brain can even physically reshape itself, given repeated different choices.
The poet Walter D. Wintle expressed it as follows:
“If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t;
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t;
Its’ almost certain you won’t;
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster *man,
But sooner or later the *man who wins * or woman
Is the *man who thinks *he can.”