Sooner or later, human beings come to realize that some ideas that they hold in high regard do not work. The most common reaction in those cases is denial. Few individuals like the uncertainty of change; even fewer are willing to admit mistakes and take openly the blame.
Thinking without distortions
engage people and people move the world. Our convictions contribute to
our effectiveness more than our material resources. If we hold the right
ideas, we will progress; if we believe in falsehoods and
inconsistencies, we will fail. There is no escape from this principle.
Are your beliefs promoting
fear or prompting you to take effective action? Have you acquired a
clear view of the world? Can you see reality without the distortions of
wishful thinking? Can you face life without envy and discouragement? Are
your convictions hindering or supporting your motivation?
Discard unworkable concepts
define ideas that work as those that allow us to identify problems,
analyse their causes, and figure out workable solutions. Worthless
opinions are those that render us insensitive to danger, lead us to
react irrationally to difficulties, and contaminate our emotions with
anger or anxiety. Counter-productive views are those that sabotage our
initiatives and waste our potential.
The first step to improve
your life is to throw away all ideas that do not work; you have to let
go of unproven theories before you embrace feasible solutions; you
cannot become efficient until you discard all excuses for rigidity and
inertia. In order to move forward, we must stop pushing backwards; in
order to look at the horizon, we must lift our eyes from the ground.
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