“One of the hardest expressions of self-assertiveness is
challenging your limiting beliefs.”
– Nathaniel Branden
I was reading something recently that stated that apparently from untold millions of individual experiences in one’s life, for most people, usually only a few lesson are ever really learned.
Attaining wisdom, the gold within, is apparently slow and painful, and few seem willing to let go of their fixed views or beliefs – even if inaccurate. This is the real blocker of significant growth and development.
Resistance to real change is considerable and it’s hidden inside us. Without realising it, we are blocking ourselves.
Apparently most people are willing to die before altering their beliefs that keep them at a lower level of performance, leaderships and indeed living. Being right is seemingly more important than seeing what’s right, what’s true.
What might surprise you is that your success in a given field could also be the thing holding you back. I see it often with my private clients. Without realising it, they have stopped being open to new, fresh thinking because they ‘think’ they know what is true.
Perhaps this week, you can be extra vigilant in watching your automatic assumptions (i.e. beliefs) about yourself, your potential and the people around you.
As renowned psychologist, Nathaniel Branden, above says – this is hard.
But if you’re looking for wisdom, real transformative wisdom, this is hard inner work that is worth doing.
PS – If you can find someone around you who is open and ‘into’ this kind of thing, it gives you an extra edge in ‘finding the gold within’.
New Podcast Episode: In the latest Inner Edge episode, I explore the an incredible ability that is hard-wired into us all – yet most don’t use it. Listen on my website here or on all major podcasting platforms.