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The Impact of Perception... can be funny

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"Perception is Everything."
If you don't realize this yet, you should, beginning now.
There's aplethora of examples I could give to support this statement, however typing them out will seem redundant since this is already one of my core beliefs/perceptions.
But here are a few anyhow...
Karen Carpenter, a talented singer and drummer, died at the age of 32 in the 80's due to complications from anorexia. She perceived herself as fat. It didn't matter that she was very thin (google her pic), in her mind's eye she perceived herself as fat, therefore deprived herself of food and nutrition to the point it cost her her own life.
Jim Carrey, a talented actor and comedian, was an unknown, struggling artist living in a trailer park with a 'bunch of siblings' in the 80's. He wrote himself a check for $10 million in 1987, dating it November 1995. In 94' he made the first "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" movie and did go on to make $10 million dol…

New Year's Resolutions: Why they work, why they don't

Happy New Year!
Whether you're a fan of the holiday or not, you can't escape it, no matter where you are.
And whether you choose to partake in making resolutions or not, you likely partake to some degree and just don't realize it.
Example: I wasn't trying to make new year's resolutions. It wasn't on my radar at all. However in my year-end-work-progress report that was due right after Thanksgiving I inevitably talked about "goals and ideas for the coming year."
I also found myself jotting down a few things I want to do, professionally, in 2013. I did this on an off day a couple of weeks ago, and again, I didn't say to myself, "What are my new year's resolutions?"
I just did it instinctively.
By the time Dec. 30th rolled around and I was sitting in the SDF airport waiting for the flight back to MIA I gave in. I opened my purse-size notebook and wrote "2013:" underlined, in quotations, semi-colon and all! I had succumbed to th…