Perceive

We don’t see reality. We perceive it. The difference in seeing and perceiving is that latter is subjective.

Perceiving means filtering whatever you saw and molding it into a model that you want to see.

We can’t control our objective reality, but having a balanced mindset can help us perceive the world in a way that’s good for us.

Science and Religion

Science or religion? Which is better? I guess there’s nothing right or wrong with both of them.

Science is a way to know about our world objectively and religion is a way to know about our world subjectively.

When we use objective measures we can’t build a world of our own liking.We have a set rules to follow in which we have got to build our world.But for the best,it is the world of reality (hoping we don’t already live in a simulation).

As for religion,it is a subjective view of reality.If it were objective we would not have so many religions but only one.But for the best,in religion, we create whatever we would like our world to be like.Keeping up our faith in god and ritual to find the best way to live.

Sure living in science is the real way to survive but the hope and faith religion gives us also helps us live.There’s nothing wrong with them as long they don’t interfere with the workings of each other.Because in the end we have the right to choose which world we would like to be part of and if both then how much of both.

Drive

Motivation can be a consequence of good planning rather than intense emotion.It is the difference between ‘work smart’ and ‘work hard’ respectively.

When your motivation is dependent on your emotion,and as we know our emotions are never constant,sometimes we get either a fleeting moment or short-term motivation boost,or else a severe blow due to negative or overwhelming emotion.

When you plan out your agenda,you have with you a long-term,step-by-step procedure to follow.With every step you take,you reinforce a positive feedback loop of motivation – you undertake a simple task,you attain some success and that motivates you to move onto the next step.

Emotions and feelings are exhaustible resource.Even the right feeling is hard to come by when you are about to start working on a new goal.They are good enough to help you out in short-run,but in the long-run,planning plays a better role.

Planning is a mix of various objective tasks.It allows you to experience a mental reward every-time you complete a step.It is like leveling-up in a game when you complete a certain number of quests.

Being completely objective can result in lack of commitment,and being completely subjective can result in lack of consistency.You need both in moderation together to overcome the odds and obstacles hindering your progress.