If you listened to Dan Milller’s latest podcast, Are circumstances holding you back?, you probably shared my compassion for one of the listeners Dan referenced on the show.
This particular listener is an unemployed man in his 50′s. And, (not picking on his character, but pointing to his mindset), he had accepted certain things in life, not as opportunities or challenges, but as stone-wall circumstances.
So many times, circumstances are nothing more than limiting belief systems, in disguise. With the best of intentions, people can easily paint themselves into a dangerous emotional corner, by what they hold as true, in their minds and heart, like: “I’m too old”, “I don’t live in the right area of the country” or “I don’t have the right schooling”, etc.
One of the best books I’ve read about overcoming limiting beliefs (and establishing new ones), is by my buddy Ron McIntosh: “The Greatest Secret”. It’s a great read for someone who feels boxed in by what they currently believe is “reality”.
Today’s reflection - I’m curious, are there some people you know at work, in your family, or elsewhere, laboring under some of these false assumptions?