I think beliefs are powerful tools of transformation. And I don´t mean "tool"?? like an agent of manipulation and deceit, I mean "tool"?? like something that is helpful.
Beliefs are the building blocks of our definition of success and our mindsets. Our actions come from beliefs.
Some people think that beliefs are like genes – hard wired into our minds.
I think that beliefs are like underwear – we need to switch them out every now and then.
I am not saying you are wrong if you see beliefs like genes, but you may be holding your progress back.
A belief should serve our goals, because then our actions will.
You don´t have to BELIEVE to take on a belief. For example, I don´t know at the core of my fiber whether most things are true or false, but all I need to decide is whether taking on the belief is helpful or unhelpful.
What´s your goal?
What beliefs could you take on that would serve your goals?
If you think beliefs are difficult to change, then you are right. If you think beliefs can be easily changed, you are right.
If we examine – really examine – our beliefs, we will find some that are holding us back. The problem is that we may not recognize the beliefs behind our actions. It´s helpful to get rid of counterproductive beliefs, but you can also get closer to your goals by flooding your mind with positive beliefs aligned with your hopes and dreams.
Do you believe reality is socially constructed?
I do. I choose to believe this because it´s helpful. Do I KNOW reality is socially constructed? No, but I don´t need to know.
Do you see why believing reality is socially constricted might be helpful?
As a leader, I believe that I am responsible for the performance of my team and team members. Am I ACTUALLY responsible for everything they do? It does not matter and the conversation is not useful. If I take on the belief that I am responsible, I will be more proactive and this will serve my goals and results.
My buddy Ralph Stayer (Johnsonville Sausage CEO) has said: “If it is to be, it is up to me. If it is up to me , it shall be.” He was not talking about micromanaging, he was talking about assuming responsibility. And it works for him.
Red is the color of courage
It´s what people wear when they want to be their boldest
Red power ties
Try red underwear.