Think about a kid who is told throughout his childhood he is “bad at sports” by a demanding father. To everyone who knows the kid, he is amazingly talented! But in the eyes of his father, nothing is ever enough for him to say his son was “good”. 😔
The child, constantly reminded by his father’s opinion, comes to embrace the idea he is in fact “bad at sports”, despite it not being true. And with every positive comment he gets from others, he dismisses it in his mind: “They’re just being nice. I’m actually bad at sports.” 🗣️
His father’s belief had become his very own…😓
When a person is given an idea about who they might be as a person, whether from a parent or a life experience, and that person embraces it as the truth, it becomes a part of their beliefs. 👍
🌟 An idea becomes part of a belief. A belief becomes part of one’s sense of self. One’s sense of self becomes part of one’s overall identity. 🌟
It’s no wonder why if this kid as an adult wanted to change his belief about being “bad at sports”, it would take a ton of time and energy! He’s been rehearsing this belief in his mind for decades! It would require him to dig deep into the core of his lifelong identity!⏳
How many people in the world are actually willing to do that, to go back to Square 1 on their beliefs and be open to changing them? Not many! 🤔
As with all my posts, it’s about seeking a greater understanding of our lives and others. I appreciate you all for taking the time to dive and understand these ideas on a deeper level. 😊
👍 We have the ability to transform our old beliefs into better ones!
👍 It’s not to say it’s easy changing our beliefs, but will help us expand and grow in ways we can’t even imagine!
👍 Les Brown said it best: “Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”
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