Seeing is believing

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Seeing is believing

I don’t know about you but if someone tells me something new, I mostly want to verify it for myself before I believe it?

This week I have a simple but practical test for you to see if you are prepared to believe me, or your own eyes!

I want to show you a simple graphic image and give you a fact to support it.  If you believe me, which you should, you will look at the image and say “if Harley says that it is so, then I believe him”

So here goes : My statement is: 

The two squares A and B, in the image you will see via the link below, are exactly the same colour and shade.
I suspect that you will either:

  • not click on the link because of the fear of what might happen to your computer
  • click and see the image and think that my statement is unbelievable
  • click and look at the image and simply except that if I say it is true, then it is true…

Click here to see the image

The moral of the story is that we are all too easily duped and therefore we do not like to be made fools of (something that goes back to our childhood no doubt).  The question you need to ask yourself is: is my level of doubting others ‘normal’ or is trust something I need to work on?

Have a good week,


(Many thanks to Ted Adelson 1995)

2016-11-17T08:25:11+00:003 Comments

About the Author:

Harley is a dynamic 'we can do this' kind of person with a successful track record of working for a wide variety of companies in all kinds of sectors. From very small family run businesses right through to giant multi-nationals. Over the last thirty five years Harley has built a reputation for inspiring those around him to rout out and tackle the core problems facing their organizations. Armed with a wide range of pragmatic tools that he has developed over the years, Harley is able to help his clients bring about long-term, sustainable solutions, while having fun at the same time. Harley is a motivational 'people person' who is nonetheless tough on efficiency and delivery. Apart from being well known for his highly entertaining and motivational speeches, Harley is also a blogger and author of four books; 'The Change Manager's Handbook', 'Transition', 'Inspirational Leadership’ and ‘Making a Difference’.

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