Many of us carry unexamined belief systems that prevent alternative behaviors. Not looking for villains here but many have been imposed by well intentioned others. We may carry the belief that “we are just average” or not “smart enough” or” it is too late to teach an old dog new tricks” A great deal of learning along the way is injested at an emotional level that is a wall that blocks opportunities. A belief can be deeply held and if that belief is reinforced by you and others then the chances of new goals are greatly minimized. If you can examine whether these belief systems are true in the here and now they will inflict less harm. Better ye,t see if the beliefs that you are carrying are yours or were they inherited through the eyes of others.
Work task: List three beliefs that you have carried about yourself and define whether they are true for you in the here and now.