Snake or Rope?

My awesome mindset coach, Emily Chadbourne, recounted a famous analogy during a group session this morning…

Imagine you glimpsed a snake in the corner of your vision. You’d likely spin around super quick, with a pumping heart, muscles tensed, and possibly a little bit of wee trickling down your thigh.

But what happens when you realise the snake was only a coiled piece of rope? Does that knwoledge negate the experience you’ve just had? In that moment you thought the snake was real, and so it might as well have been. You reacted as if it was.

Reality is only ever your individual perception of it. So be careful when blindly believing your own version of events before checking for proof… there’s a lot of snakes out there.

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