“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs” – James Allen
What must I believe about myself to perpetuate my current conditions?
What must I believe about myself to create the conditions I desire?
What is the disconnect between the conditions I say I want, and the conditions I create?
I create according to my beliefs about what is safe and functional.
If what I am experiencing and what I say I want are different, there must be a disconnect between my stated desires and my deeply held beliefs.
What do I want more than what I say I want?
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The above is an e-mail I sent myself the other day.
I had the idea that maybe I wasn’t the only who sometimes has trouble achieving goals so I though I’d share.
I invite you to look carefully at the language above.*
It all started with a quote from James Allen, but it grew into (for me) a powerful set of questions that have 1) put me on notice that I have some things to figure out and 2) that I have some work to do.
What about you?
What do you take away?
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* Especially the last bolded sentence. In future posts I will be exploring Kegan and Lahey’s work on Immunity to Change (which for me is very powerful/attractive explanation for why we don’t do what we say we need to do).