We make a lot of assumptions in life. We believe things are going to be a certain way, and we believe we know certain facts to be true. We build our lives and our businesses around what we believe to be true. What if something you thought was true was actually false? I’ve done it. I’ve certainly been guilty many times of thinking something was different than what the actual facts were. I didn’t fully understand what was going on.
For instance, writing a book. I was always told that writing a book was difficult and time-consuming. I knew many people who spent countless hours pouring over books, losing sometimes one or two years of core productivity to build a book. Wow! This must be difficult. Then I met other people who were able to write books in weeks and months and much quicker periods of time. It was like it was a completely different model. They were able to produce good books with valuable content in short periods of time because they knew the information, they weren’t writing from scratch, and they didn’t have to do tons of research.
My mind was blown, and suddenly, a door was open. I was able to write my first book and then co-author another book and then enter into an agreement to co-author yet another book and work on more books. Suddenly, book writing became not difficult. My first book was somewhat challenging, but each one became easier. I had missed a fundamental assumption. I had believed that book writing was difficult, so I never did so. Once people peeled away the onion for me and showed me how to get my important content into a usable form easily, everything changed.
What about other assumptions in your life? What things are you believing to be true which just may not be so? How will that change your ability? This is an invitation to go back and to revisit all of your important assumptions. What if you’re thinking something and believing it to be true, but it’s just not the case? You may be building a completely incorrect model from there.
What’s been your experience with this? Have you ever believed something to be true that was false? How did it change your ideas and assumptions and beliefs? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your thoughts and experiences.
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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.