Why We Hold Beliefs TIGHT!

“𝒀𝑶𝑼’𝑹𝑬 𝑾𝑹𝑶𝑵𝑮 𝑨𝑵𝑫 𝑰’𝑴 𝑹𝑰𝑮𝑯𝑻! 𝑷𝑬𝑹𝑰𝑶𝑫!” 🤬

One thing 2 people can easily get caught up in is an argument. I don’t mean one where both sides share their perspectives in a respectful and open manner.

(This is the Internet after all! 😉)

I mean one where it becomes less about exchanging ideas and more about wanting to be “right”. It becomes a game of egoic dominance over the other person.

Why do we do this? I’ll give you one reason.

🌟 𝗪𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘀 𝘄𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘆. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗱, 𝗶𝘁 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗱. 🌟

Being “wrong” can feel very uncomfortable because when you’re so attached to your beliefs it feels like a personal attack on you, rather than a simple disagreement on your beliefs. 😨

Say you are an advocate for the environment, and you wholeheartedly believe that what you’re doing is helping it. 🌱

But then say someone comes along who disagrees with what you’re doing. They present to you a different viewpoint you hadn’t thought of before, arguing what you’re doing is actually hurting the environment more than it is helping it. 😲

Instead of hearing their points, you jump on the defense! You filter out the things they are saying. “𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒐𝒖𝒔! 𝑰’𝒗𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔! 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚’𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕!” 🗣️

Whether they had a valid point or not didn’t matter. You shut yourself off from hearing what they had to say. Because it was more comfortable sticking to what you already knew. ❌

Ignorance can indeed be bliss. 🙌

🌟 𝗕𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 “𝘄𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴” 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝘆 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗲𝘄. 🌟

Why You Should CHOOSE Your Beliefs!

 

What does life mean to you? What is life about for you? 🤔

Whatever answers you have to these questions will tell me a lot about you. No, really! 😲

How? Because we ALL carry beliefs in our lives. And whatever beliefs we carry will reflect out into our daily lives.

📍 The person who believes in the goodness of people will find it.
📍 The person who believes everyone is only out for themselves will find it.
📍 The person who believes the world is a threatening, dangerous place will find it.
📍 The person who believes the world is a fun playground to explore will find it.

🌟 Whatever you seek, you will find. 🌟

🗣️”But I don’t just believe it! It’s a fact!” 🗣️

It’s important we distinguish the difference between a fact and a belief.

📖 A fact is verifiable through research and evidence. It can includes numbers, dates, etc. “He rang the doorbell at 2:45pm.”

📖 A belief is a personal conviction based upon your values, an example being faith. It does not require proof or evidence: “I believe it, therefore it is true.”

It’s not to say beliefs are bad. It’s to say they are different from facts, and we should be careful not to mix the two. Beliefs are part of what help guide us through our lives. They can help serve our personal growth. But they also can impede on it too. 😲

🌟 “If you think you CAN or you think you CAN’T you’re right.” 🌟

Your beliefs not only affect you but also the people around you. They affect what peer groups you’re going to be around. They’ll affect the people who want to spent time with you. They’ll affect the very course your life takes!

🌟 It’s important we possess our beliefs, not let our beliefs possess us. 🌟

It’s why I purposefully have chosen to believe the best in people; I didn’t carry this belief from Day 1! But I carry it now because it has served me in my life. I’ve personally found it has made my life so much more rewarding! 😄

What beliefs will you choose for your life? Whatever you choose will set your future course! ❤️ #TranscendLabels

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