How Your Perception Affects Your Success
Let us start by asking: What is human perception and what does it say about a person's success?
First, let's clarify the word "success". Each of us has our own criteria for success. Some associate success with material wealth, others with creating and maintaining a strong family, and for others still, success is about their intellectual or spiritual development.
Success is always the result of planned and implemented changes for personal benefit.
When we work on implementing our plans, nature itself helps us by releasing the hormone dopamine into the body. This is an internal reward system that causes a strong feeling of anticipation, or even unwillingness, before receiving a result, similar to what people experience before orgasm, for example.

Achieving one's own goals allows a person to experience the energy of life — vitality. On the other hand, failures, defeats, and unpleasant events that occur throughout each person's life take away vitality. Consider these common expressions that we have all used after a stressful or unpleasant event: "I am so exhausted/overwhelmed" or "I feel like I have no strength left". How can you expect to achieve your goals if someone or something has sent your vitality into the gutter, depriving you of your energy?
Sociability of a person's reaction to victories or defeats can be categorized using separate parameters. In April, we identified 10 such "parameters": Constancy, Pleasant, Composure, Confidence, Agility, Persistence, Causable, Impartiality, and Keenness.
For methodological purposes, we assigned each parameter a perception scale from zero (meaning the total inability to experience this parameter in any form) to 100 (maximum sensation).

Ideally, a completely happy person, that is, a person who constantly gets what they want in the graph of perceptions, would look like this:
However, life brings us various, even unpleasant, traumatic events. They warp our perceptions, sucking the vitality out of certain parameters. And that's only half the problem, because lowering one parameter weakens the others. The good news is that by increasing one parameter, we also strengthen the rest. For example, consider a person who has had a negative personal event, such as a major fight with a loved one. Such an event would certainly affect that person's current emotional state, with a sharp decrease in Cheerfulness. And then the domino effect happens: self-control goes down, the person becomes irritable and emotionally unstable (might this have an effect on work?). Self-esteem decreases. Then persistence is broken, which in turn pulls down their sociability and sensitivity. That person loses their vitality, becomes distracted and loses their attractiveness:
Now imagine that that wasn't the end of it. Something else happens to the poor fellow. His boss is displeased with him for some reason... it doesn't matter why. After all, we know that when things fall apart at home, quality of work begins to suffer. And so, the boss tells our unfortunate soul that Mr. X is doing their job much better than he is. Our hero gets a double blow to the parameters of "self-confidence" and "persistence", because when problems begin at work, there is always uncertainty about the future. The life perception graph starts to look like this:
If nothing is done, then the decrease in vitality will eventually mean that more and more of their own plans for personal development and positive changes toward success will be replaced with unplanned negative changes in a downward spiral.
Deformation of perception parameters affects the formation of "keys". This is what we call trigger events and situations - words, pictures, images, sounds, tactile sensations and even psychosomatic phenomena which initiate a cyclical experience of negative emotions in the mind. They repeat over and over again, damaging and worsening the parameters of perception.
But back to the good news. You can almost always "release the keys" and reset the perception parameters back to normal. All that is required is an understanding of the mechanisms of perception deformation, restoration, and to practice processing.