Perception. It’s the darnedest thing. You and I could both be witnessing the very same event but walk away from it with completely different experiences. Emily Balcetis’s Ted talk “Why some people find exercise harder than others” is a pretty insightful look into human behaviour.
The point is that we view EVERYTHING through our eyes with emotion and meaning attached and this means that at times we may not be getting the best reading of a situation.
Emily uses the bulk of her Ted talk to explain from a human behavior standpoint while some people are just better at sticking to exercise goals than others. It’s a pretty fascinating insight into human psychology and will explain why some people New Years resolution flop by Valentine’s Day.
If you haven’t watched Emily’s Ted talk yet hit play above and let me know what you think. Have you ever been in a situation where you and a friend witnessed the same event but had completely different experiences? Please share your story in the comment box below.