Our beliefs are assumptions that we make – with conviction – about how things are and how they should be.
We develop our beliefs from what we experience, see, read, feel and think about, and they are formed both by the objective facts and subjective stories we create to make sense of what we observe.
This applies not only how we see ourselves but also how we see other people.
So what do you believe about…
- What it takes to get the next promotion?
- What really impresses your boss?
- What the people you manage most value from you?
- Why your clients are ‘so demanding’?
- Managing your emails versus investing time in more high value, strategic initiatives?
We tend not to question our beliefs because we are so certain about them and many of them stem from years of real-world experience. But sometimes we cling to an old belief that no longer serves us, that prevents us from taking the necessary action to resolve a situation or to fully capitalise on a new opportunity.Continue reading