Today with access to more information than at any point in our history to expand your mind. You might conclude that most people would have a clear and expansive vision for their business and their life.
But the reality is, it is often not the case. From an early age, we are taught that you cannot do this, or that is not possible. This limits what we believe is possible and results in narrowing down our vision of what we believe is possible for us. This pattern doesn’t stop there, but it continues at school, into the workforce, and elsewhere.
Some beliefs that we formed in our earlier years based on what we have observed, when examined as an adult, we see that they were misperceptions. New discoveries, understandings, and developments can also cause some of what we were taught or led to believe, to later be shown as misperceptions.
From this, we can unknowingly end up carrying limiting beliefs with us from misperceptions of actuality. This results in distorting or limiting our vision of what we want to create for ourselves.
Unless we are then challenged by someone such as a coach to expand our vision, we may never get the opportunity to bring to the surface and resolve our limiting beliefs that have limited or distorted our vision of what we want to create in our life.
If a plane was to take off from Sydney on a 12,073km flight to LA and the GPS was off less than 1° degree to the east, then the plane would miss LA and the US entirely. To avoid this occurring the plane’s navigation system is constantly checking and course correcting. Imagine over our lifetime how far off course we can get if we are also not constantly checking and correcting our beliefs and our vision.
When training with polymath and human behaviour expert Dr John F Demartini he regularly spoke about the importance of having a vision. John would say you don’t need to have a clear vision to start moving forward with your goal. Once you start taking action on your goal then you can constantly clarify and expand your vision as you go. Your vision though needs to be larger than the goal which you are working to achieve.
To paraphrase John.
Growing up, from a young age I was given very limited parameters of the things I was allowed to do. But due to my inquisitive rebellious nature, I would start racking my brain for ways that I could have or do the things I wanted. In my mind, I got very creative in running through different possibilities.
Over time my mindset became, that as soon as I was told I couldn’t do something, I’d be trying to work out how I could do it. This led me to become very inquisitive and curious as to how and why things work, amassing a pool of knowledge and resources that I could later call upon to help me.
Now looking back on my childhood, I can see it’s amazing how my childhood was preparing me for helping my coaching clients. It’s given me a plethora of limiting beliefs on which I have been able to test on myself, the many different techniques I’ve studied for uncovering and resolving limiting beliefs. My endless curiosity to find ways to achieve things has dramatically expanded my vision. As a result more and more I’m increasingly seeing and fascinated by how things are interrelated.
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