More Than Meets The Eye

There are always two realities, the one outside of us and the one inside. And so, in order not to make too many invalid assumptions, you must constantly remember there is always far more to life than meets the eye.

Your personal view of the world will not only determine how you see the world but how you will deal and react to it. It will define your way of thinking and your attitude. It will set the boundaries of the possible and the impossible, it will affect most of your actions and reactions throughout life.

That being said, it becomes evident that your personal vision of the world plays a major role in the unfolding of your life and if it so, great care should be taken in deciding how you chose to see that world. Because the universe extends far beyond your limited perceptions, there will always be something you have not yet met.

Do you feel you know all there is to know about a particular subject?  How often do you divide the world into absolutes of right and wrong? Begin to open your mind to the possibility that you neither see nor know everything there is to see and know. Realize, that there is no such thing as reality, there is only our interpretation of reality. Accept that your perceptions are just perceptions, and leave room for other conclusions.

Know that there is more than meets the eye.

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

  1. Ron C. de Weijze

    03. Sep, 2009

    Leave room for other conclusions.. For updating your current intuition about reality when the latter does not sufficiently accept it and sends you back to your drawing board. Not just in the short cycle of now but also as a historical consequence of you feeling and not accepting reality as it was and as you had to accommodate it, like it or not, by force of favoritism, nepotism and cronyism.

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  2. Jen

    03. Sep, 2009

    It’s funny that we can get so caught up in thinking the external is real, but I often find when I am thinking like that a little reminder will come to help me remember that there is much more to life than meets the eye and I don’t always have the whole picture!
    Thanks Lolly

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  3. urbanminister

    03. Sep, 2009

    Great post.
    You are right. It’s important for people to understand that everyone’s reality is different. We often try to push our personal reality on others. A prime example of this is with the greiving process. It’s not unusual for some people to become angry because another person sees death differently than they do and doesn’t seem to be as upset as others think they should be. Not everyone is devastated or elated by the same things.

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  4. Don Riddell

    07. Sep, 2009

    Two people can experience exactly the same thing differently and they can both be right. Understanding that changes everything.

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