“Embrace reality even if it burns you.” – Pierre Berge’
There’s this place called a Private Idaho...
that many of us can find ourselves living in.
For the sake of believing what we want to believe, operating in a way that suits us, and staying in our warm and comfy zones, there’s no better place to be.
However, if you care about anything outside of your silo, your own Private Idaho is the bad part of town…because there’s no information getting through. All means of communication with the outside world are locked down by egoic, totalitarian rule.
That may all sound so broad and poetic, but let’s just look at our jobs, our businesses, and our relationships. Do we really know how we are being perceived by the boss, the spouse/significant other, the employees, or the customers? Not if we don’t ask.
The rub with asking is that we may hear something we don’t like. That’s the egoic, totalitarian rule: fear. We all like good feedback vs bad. Yet, is not knowing worth the pain that comes from only finding out later that we coulda/woulda/shoulda benefited from input way earlier on?
Here’s the short and sweet message today, just like the mini-survey below: take an area of your life which you consider most crucial and solicit some feedback.
“Just wanted to check in: is there anything I should know or anything you’ve been thinking to communicate with me that you haven’t?”
The trick is, ask…and then shut up and listen. Don’t argue, don’t debate, don’t fix, and don’t even respond with anything but “Thank you. I appreciate your honest input.”
Brave enough to play? Wise enough to play? Let’s see what surprises and unexpected opportunities lie in store for you today!
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“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” – Warren Buffett
There’s always talk about self-limiting beliefs…
but what about self-limiting habits?
We could say that beliefs and habits are intertwined in that one’s beliefs may reflect in their habits.
The problem with rising from either is that you mostly never realize when your self-limiting beliefs are dictating life, nor do you notice when you’re in the process of acting out your self-limiting habits.
It’s those beliefs and habits taking place unconsciously that can never be healed.
So, what do you do if you want to grow to be a bigger person today than you were yesterday?
Wake up to what’s unconscious! Begin to notice when beliefs and habits are playing out…and stop there!
The “stop there” part is critical because, otherwise, you use your adroitly gained insight as a hammer to slam down the tiny opening to freedom you just gained.
The worst thing you can do when you notice an old belief or pattern that no longer serves you is to judge and bash yourself for still having that damn belief or pattern.
The very reason you still have it is because every time it’s shown up to reveal more about itself — so you can understand, appreciate and embrace it — you made it feel like public enemy #1.
(Believe it or not, it was actually birthed inside of an effort to protect you and keep you safe.)
To actually ever heal a persistent belief or habit, it first takes consistent, non-judgmental awareness when as it shows up over and over and over again.
It helps to simply consider visits from age-old, limiting patterns and beliefs to be a sign that you’re becoming more awake and free. With that greater awareness, those once frequent visitors may actually realize — without any forcefulness from you — that they’ve worn out their stay.
What you resist persists. What rusty old habit can you observe and embrace today?
Woken habits is the first stage to moving beyond them. So, be grateful when you catch yourself doing it yet again!
If an age-old habit is waiting until things have gone awry in career or business to get help, notice it…and then schedule a private session here.
Got woke habits?
“I learned to be with myself rather than avoiding myself with limiting habits; I started to be aware of my feelings more. rather than numb them.” – Judith Wright