The Rubin’s vase illusion is something most of us have been exposed to at some point in our lives. I love these types of images because they challenge our visual perception and memory … sometimes what you see isn’t as simple as what you first perceive. What did you see the first time you encountered it, vase or face? How long until you were able to perceive both? This is a simplistic 2D example, but have you ever looked at some of the more abstract 3D versions?
I know along the journey of my professional career, there have been many instances where this lesson has come into play. Perception isn’t always reality … there are two sides to the coin … etc. Such was the case this week as I was sitting at our Sales & Account Management kickoff meeting listening to one of our senior sales executives share a story about mountains and valleys.