Here's a question for you. Do you believe that you respond to most situations with rational thought or a pre-programmed reaction?
Is there an area or two that you have a “blind spot” and might not be using rationality and critical thought? Is there more than one area?
I mean an area that when your beliefs get challenged, you may react in a pre-programmed way without being aware of it. Specifically that you may have some deeply programmed beliefs in your subconscious mind that you aren’t really aware of. And if those beliefs are challenged, you react instinctively and emotionally, as if it is a personal attack – instead of giving a well thought out and reasoned response.
Working with people I find four areas of blind spots that cause them the most issues. These are their subconscious beliefs about:
So how do you stack up in these four areas? How much of what you do is conscious thought, versus how much in kneejerk reaction? Please share your thoughts, and we’ll explore it deeper in the next post.