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Consciously or unconsciously we all strive to make the kind of a world we like.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
 

 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Limiting assumptions

You are living your life based on a whole lot of assumptions you’ve made about yourself. Many of those assumptions may be holding you back.

If you think you can’t get any work done after two in the afternoon, that’s precisely how each day will unfold. But there’s nothing preventing you from getting work done after two, other than your assumption.

If you assume you’re no good at math, or public speaking, or being on time, you’re absolutely right. Your assumptions about yourself are self-fulfilling.

Fortunately, you can change those assumptions. You can think differently about what you can and cannot do.

Your assumptions about yourself are choices you have made. If any of those choices are hindering you in any way, you can make new ones.

Your assumptions drive your thoughts and actions at the deepest level, without you even realizing. So step back, take an objective look, change the assumptions that are limiting you, and you can literally change your life.

— Ralph Marston

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