The experiences, expectations and biases we gain over a lifetime lead us to some rather interesting beliefs.
We end up thinking, feeling that things should always go a certain way and when there is a slight difference we end up potentially rejecting this new happening/process.
Now, this is not to say that what happens is wrong or bad, it’s just different.
Different doesn’t mean pain-free or without discomfort.
After all, learning or accepting how to learn that there are more than a select few ways of getting a result is not always easy, yet it’s often worth it.
The above thought came from a small epiphany I had.
If you’ve followed these ramblings over the years you’ll have noticed the programming element has undergone some drastic growth and a couple of days ago a large piece of the puzzle finally got put in the correct place.
Upon writing down various numbers, in-fact letting it all flow out and just ‘happen’ is the best way to describe it.
What was in front of me made sense, and so did all of the other documents, books and programs I’d read over the years. At last, I didn’t just see the pattern, I understood it.
I will tell you something funny though.
Even in knowing what was now on the paper right in front of me and the reasons why it would work, in the back of my mind this thought cropped up: “It looks too easy.”.
Coming from a background that held the attitude and belief that ‘hard work trumps all’ and ‘do more, do better’, it was apparent this still held some sway, even knowing better.
These days I personally try to follow the tome of “Do less better than more worse.”.
Still, that thought of something looking too easy still cropped up.
Letting go of outdated beliefs is one of the hardest things we can do, and it will take time yet be 100% worth it in the end.
What old notions (if any) do you find pop up, even if you know better?
Leave your thoughts below.