What do you believe about your job? I use to believe all sorts of crazy things like:
And the list could go on, but a belief is a thought we keep thinking over time. Often times they feel like facts because we have so much evidence for them. I could get a lot of other people to agree with some of my beliefs about work and I know there’s some juicy HR files somewhere that would back me up.
But a belief is just a thought. They are easy to think and we find evidence for them constantly, but they are thoughts and thoughts are optional. So if a belief is optional, why do we choose to believe so many things that don’t service us?
I think the first hurdle is being aware of what our beliefs are and recognizing that they are in fact thoughts and not facts. Once we can really come to terms with that, we can chose to think whatever we want out our jobs. Some people say this is delusional, but it’s no more delusional than what you believe right now.
As human’s we have the ability to be conscious of our thoughts and this is a superpower if you use it. Start by writing down what you currently believe and then start practicing different thoughts you also believe, but that service you better. Practice is key because a belief is thought over time, so keep practicing.
Here are a few thoughts I’m practicing. Feel free to steal any of them and leave a comment with your suggestions.
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