When Considering Means Seeing


When Considering Means Seeing

Why do people see the world differently?

Envision this for a short moment: a road accident took place one day that is clear. You were standing near a pedestrian crossing when the injury took place. Three other folks saw the injury, too. When the authorities came to investigate, what occurred, an officer asked you if you could give an eyewitness accounts.

You give your storyline and the policeman confirms several details by asking one to recount the events. He tallies your narrative in addition to an earlier eyewitness report he received a couple of minutes before.

Somehow, the details from other narratives are marginally different from your private details of the mishap.

Why do individuals’ stories of the exact same occasion constantly change?

If two or three folks saw the exact same event transpire at the same time, their stories would often be somewhat different.

The differences occur due to our mental filters.

Our mental filters are constantly in a state of evolution.

Nevertheless, they are mainly directed by belief system and our values system. So if you wanted to change your perspective of something, it’s not always easy to do this because you already have established values or beliefs at the subconscious level.

Mental filters can also be projected unto reality.

When we project a specific mental filter unto the world, we are inclined to see things in a particular way.

As an example, if a person thinks that his officemates desire him terminated or moved to a different section, or over may be misinterpreted by him -read every statement or gesture that he receives from his coworkers. Lash out when someone provides any type of comments on his work or he may start to isolate himself.

The person’s teammates on the other hand, may see his behavior as antisocial, aggressive or uncooperative, which could subsequently cause a change in their own behavior toward the individual. These reactions that are accidental can well transform the “dream” of the negative filter into an irrefutable reality.



What’re mental frames?

Mental frames are special filters that we use to concentrate on specific aspects of truth. When one is paying attention to something, he is said to be “giving _________ a frame”.

Here are some examples:

Activity: Seeing television.

Frame: Enjoyment frame – happy and really relaxed

Activity: Fixing a car’s radiator.

Frame: Problem frame focuses on other people’s contribution to the difficulty and – negative

Negative frames like the problem framework can hamper your ability to solve problems or obtain gratification from different tasks.

What is the “problem frame”?

The most common negative frame I see in common, everyday scenarios is the difficulty frame. The issue framework should increase the resolution of a problem because it helps in evaluating components of a situation that caused the drawback in the first place.



To prevent this position, you should make a conscious effort to step from the issue frame and into a positive, action-oriented mental frame. The following questions are the telltale signs that you will be stuck in the problem frame:

1. What’s really causing the problem?

2. How long has the issue been here?

3. Who is the person in charge of this? Who can I blame for this difficulty?

4. Why did this happen in the first place?

5. Why hasn’t anything been done to solve it?

6. Is the difficulty still here after all this time?

7. Is the man responsible helping solve this issue?

You happen to be focusing too much on the negative facets of your present situation when you end up thinking about these questions. You’re heading down the zone of no resolution. Your mind isn’t actively seeking out ways to solve the problem by focusing on who caused the difficulty.



About the Author James E. Wheelock

My name is James E. Wheelock. An engineer by trade, I created Manifestation Key to help people attract the things they want in life the best way possible.

Life has been extremely good to me!

I have a loving wife, three awesome children, a sister who has conquered the Seven Summits of the world, an entrepreneurial brother and a mother who taught us all that human beings have no limits.

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