WW #563 - Be Aware of the Optical Illusion
Be aware of the optical illusion of current progress. But, what is an optical illusion? An optical illusion or a visual illusion is an illusion caused by the visual system and characterized by a visual percept that arguably appears to differ from reality. To make it clearer, let us define what is an illusion. An illusion is a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses.
You may perceive your current progress as not progress and you want to do more. You have this feeling that you are not making any progress because you are blinded by what we call optical illusion.
You see, our brain filters a constant surge of stimuli and pieces the important parts together to recreate what we know as reality. They do all this in almost real-time. But all of this what we consider “reality” actually consists of our brains making guesstimates. Researchers have devised ways to consistently fool our brains into seeing things they’re not really seeing. And these little realities are known as optical illusions.
So, be aware of this trick our brain is doing. You may think that you are not making any progress and you want to do more. Recognize the progress that you have already made and give it time to stabilize. Rest if you must. Don’t be confused with the optical illusion of you not progressing as of the moment. Do not compare the years prior to the current moment.