There are Two Ways to be Wrong
By believing what is not true and not believing what is true! Avoid letting your belief system fall into two common traps.
Assumptive beliefs are untested and don’t have to be true. The more you tell yourself something or the more you hear something, the truer it becomes to you.
Fixed beliefs occur when you stop seeking, receiving, or processing new information. Fixed beliefs usually come from parents, newspapers, authority figures, bosses, culture, friends, family, and the general sense of rules in our society. Perhaps your skill level inhibited an action two years ago, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it today.
What you believe can be internal or external. Internal beliefs are about you, your career, personal ability, money, selling, etc. Learning to “hear” and “program” (or re-program) your internal radio station (self-talk) is critical. External beliefs relate to others, such as your company, products, market, and competitors, etc.
Some reports say that seventy to ninety percent of thought is negative and counter-productive. Can you imagine knowing the thought process of an airplane crew was wrong on the navigation system? What would you do? Most likely get off! Likewise, don’t let your own programming limit your journey.
“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.” – James Lane Allen