Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Tip#236: Everyone Sees A Different Reality - My Kid Could Paint That
People can look at the exact same thing and see something different. It's like looking at an abstract painting. Each person can see something completely different from the other.
It's the same with viewing the current economic climate around the world. One person may see crisis while another sees opportunity. Whatever you choose just know that you are creating the reality you want.
I remember the peak of my illustration career was in the late 80's. By 1991 business was still booming, my company was featured in the media and life was just great. I was shocked to look back years later and read that there was a major recession going on. I didn't even remember the recession. It wasn't part of my reality.
And that was the same time Donald Trump was going through his famous bankruptcy. My focus was simply on something completely different. I experienced a totally different reality than that of an economic downturn.
My Kid Could Paint That
I'm reminded of a documentary called My Kid Could Paint That. The movie demonstrates how different perceptions can be. It features a 4 year old artist named Marla who created stunning abstract art. Even art experts were amazed by the quality of the artworks. And I personally loved some of the pieces I saw in the movie.
Surprisingly what unfolds in the story is the validity and truth of who really created the art. People and the media choose sides of either: believing she created the artwork; or she was a fraud; or that she had help.
The documentary let's you make your own decision based on the evidence captured on film. You are the one who gets to choose to believe what is real.
You Get To Choose
So what reality are you choosing when it comes to the current economy or other challenges in your life or career? Are your seeing crisis OR opportunity? Remember whatever you choose creates the reality you will experience.
Even if there are those around you trying to convince you of what is true or false do your best to listen to your gut and heart. What you believe in is what makes your character shine.
Life is like an abstract painting full of colour, shapes and textures to experience. Feel good about how you choose to see the world around you.
See my own abstract art in my "2012" music video:
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009