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 know I’m bad at sports.” 🗣️
His father’s belief has become his very own…😓
When a person is given an idea about who they might be as a person, whether it’s from a friend, a parent, or a life experience, and that person embraces it as 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 lot of time and energy. He’s been rehearsing this belief in his mind for decades! Doing so would require him to dig deep into the core of an identity he’s been holding onto for so long. ⏳
And many people in the world are actually willing to do that, to go back to Square 1 on their beliefs and start over? Not many! 🤔
As with all my posts, they are about seeking a greater understanding of our lives and others. I appreciate you 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 it 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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