One of the challenges you see is this one: If you could go back to your 18-year-old self, what would you say?

Some respond,

  • “Buy oil stocks!”
  • Appreciate your siblings/parents/grandparents…
  • Study business in school
  • Watch less TV
  • Take more pictures
  • Don’t be so weird
  • Don’t be so normal

Remember that scene in Back to the Future II where Old Biff goes back and gives the sports records book to his younger self? It changed his perception of himself. He didn’t earn that perception, it was given.

Think of all the bad times, the good times, the times of nothing and the times of plenty. What did those experiences teach you? Appreciation? Foresight? Did it improve your value system? Did it cause you to reflect on your character? Did you dare to do something you might not have had you not had those experiences?

Would these experiences prompt more deep-level thinking, more significant questions? What if, because of what your future self said to you, you didn’t ask a very defining question?

When you go into a club situation as a coach, do you give them the new perception based on your experience in other clubs and all the training you’ve had? What if, by giving them the new perception, you deny them the ability to become more conscious themselves? They are already present in the moment. If you just ask the right questions, they will change their own perceptions and those will stick with them longer because they will have earned them.

Published by Rebecca Fegan

To be a better anything, I have to be a better person. My results come from the quality of my thinking and it is something I always work on.

2 thoughts on “Perception

  1. Very right. Unless we know what they need by asking question, giving information will not help. Sucessful sale person, always ask questions and find out from his customers what they need. When we were kids we ask questions than why not now. Ask questions and take action needed. That’s from my side.


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