While beliefs don’t always immediately alter circumstances, they do profoundly influence how you experience and respond to a situation.
It’s one thing to see a challenging project as dreadful, and another thing entirely to see it as an opportunity to learn and grow.
It’s one thing to see a debate as a battle that you must win, and another thing entirely to the debate as an opportunity to learn from another perspective and update your thinking if it makes sense.
Beliefs and attitudes matter a great deal, but they don’t always serve us in the way we hope.
When you’re faced with a challenging situation, it’s always good to ask yourself “is my current attitude and set of beliefs serving me? Do they prepare me to take on the challenge in front of me?”
This line of questioning can help you reaffirm your beliefs when they are serving you, and unhinge from your beliefs when they’re limiting you.