Have you ever lost everything you have and felt like it was the end of the world? Your substantive perception was off. Perception means the views and beliefs you’ve set about something or yourself following particular circumstances. After you have failed an interview or test, your opinion of yourself is different from reality — you see as the world has denied you, and maybe it’s a fresh start to something new.

In this blog, I will share how you can break this series of limiting beliefs by improving your perception.

The benefits of expanding your perception

As one goes through the various stages of life from birth to adulthood, you have to affirm and adapt to the environment you find yourself. Where you were born, nobody had the control or power to decide.

Some things are beyond our control and desire. But once we learn, we can shape our future or make excuses to stay the same.

Perception promotes creativity. In the ‘how to develop a creative mindset’ blog post, I mentioned how knowledge plays a vital role in shaping our minds. The journey to creativity starts within the stage of how you take in the world through your senses.

Perception enables you to take charge of your life. Your stability depends on your attitude— despite your circumstances. It’s easy to apologize for how hard things are and how you can’t act in accomplishing something as a result. When you have a substantive perception, you can do anything, regardless of your circumstances.

Your establishment depends on your attitude— despite your circumstances.

               ~Peter Wamae

Substantive perception promotes good judgment and problem-solving. Using one’s senses to consider or reason about something is necessary, and therefore, having a proper understanding helps you start-up and encourage this process. Perception allows you to understand something in a practical, sensible way and come up with answers to your problems.

Your perception empowers you to contrast between what is right from wrong. By barely using your eyes, your ears, and every one of your senses, you can distinguish whether something is suitable for a change.

Here are some of the helpful ways I have learned you can enhance your perception:

Along the journey in my life, I used to think that my ideas and plans were perfect until I decided to pay attention to the reviews of others, especially from people who have been close to me.

I have a sister; most of the time, I didn’t have some answers to my problems. She has been there and willing to suggest solving some of my issues. It’s attentiveness that has served me to see what I want to do for a difference.


In every generation, each society’s belief is different. Perception is hereditary and acquired by people from time to time in practices, characters, backgrounds, and circumstances they grew up in. It’s this sense that formulates diverse cultures, traditions, and belief systems.

The people around you, your setting, and circumstances draw what you perceive. And what is visible, in turn, can dictate the pattern you follow in life.

When we feed on these patterns of beliefs, it becomes hard to break them unless one decides to take a moment and examine the truth about perception.

To extend your substantive perception, never forget to develop your attentiveness, avoid being self-absorbed, be ready to receive valuable ideas from others. Keep away from egotism.

Accept the truth of the matter and always be willing to welcome fair and honest criticism.