what do you misbelieve?

Posted on Wednesday.3.24.2010


My wife wrote a post today about ostriches and how tons of people continue believe the myth that ostriches bury their head in the sand. I’m sure at some point you’ve heard of this myth, saw it in a cartoon, or taunted the awkward “bird” at the zoo to take a sand dive.

It got me thinking about the things we misbelieve about ourselves. Whether it was a horrible teacher in elementary school, a bad coworker or boss, former “friends,” or even from your own parents, we tend to put excess weight to the cutting, negative words of the people around us.

Instead of misbelieving someone else’s projections of insecurity, believe in your ability to attain any of the dreams you’ve ever had. Listen to yourself, your heart and your work to take the first steps toward achieving those dreams. The misbelief of people telling you that you’re not this and you can’t do that are simply myths, like ostriches burying their head in the sand. Don’t listen, because misbeliefs do just that, they bury you.

Action Steps (you can do any one or all):

  • Start a mistake journal. It will help you feel like you’re not a product of your mistakes. They’re just mistakes.
  • Write a misbelief you’ve held on a piece of paper. Give it to a close friend or partner and ask them to get rid of it.
  • Write a letter to a person whose misbelief you’ve held on to. You may decide you want to send it, I’ll leave that part up to you.
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