You are the only person in the world who sees the world like you.
What we tend to do is lock on to our own version of the truth and leave out other versions because well, our version is, of course, true.
When we lock on to what is true for us we have a habit of going along with our conditioned ways of thinking which shut out other possibilities. We do like to know we are correct in what we know and what we feel. We have the tendency to argue for our version of the ‘truth’ and point out others are wrong.
By locking on to our version of the truth we can shut out other options, ideas, and possibilities to see things differently.
Possibility thinking is having the courage to stop going with your conditioned way of thinking. It’s when you stop quit putting your focus on what you don’t want: problems doubts, obstacles, barriers, difficulties and give yourself other options of possibilities by focussing on the solutions, options, and new behaviours to help you create what you do want.
Okay, here you go:
The current version of the ‘truth’: Putting up a website costs a fortune, I won’t be able to do it for a while.
Possibility thinking: Who can I speak to/contact this morning who can talk to me about other options? What were others first steps? What am I not seeing? A fortune, according to who?
The current version of the ‘truth’: Losing weight is really hard for me, I’ve tried so many times before and failed.
Possibility thinking: Why do I have to go on a ‘diet’ to lose weight? What other ways can I explore to becoming a healthier me? If it’s been hard, why not make it easy, how?
The current version of the ‘truth’: There is no way I will ever be able to do that for a career.
Possibility thinking: How do I know I can’t do it? What would be my first discovery point? Who do I need to talk to? Who told me that ‘never’ is true for me? Is it true?
Look, we all have weaknesses, we all have ‘limits’ of what we think we can and cannot do in life. But sometimes they aren’t actually true, they are simply so-called truths we have been conditioned to believe.
For every problem you have, you have a solution.
For every limit, you have a possibility.
For every truth you own, there may be another, more truthful, version (really).
Think today of what you are creating, and look at where you are perhaps ‘locked on’ to a truth that might not be true. Is there a solution in all the other possibilities?
You might need to think about all the other possibilities while not wearing your conditioned thinking.
And how do you do that?
My answer is this: surround yourself with other brains (hint: like a Moxie Campfire). Tell them what the goal is, and give them where you’re stuck. You won’t be short of ideas. Dismiss nothing, not at first. Just consider the possibilities.