“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether 20 or 80.”
It’s what we don’t know that we don’t know that gets us.
It’s called a blind spot.
But it only gets us until we know that we don’t know it.
An executive coaching client said to me this week “I don’t have any confidence in how I react to people.”
I told him this was huge progress, because he used to have confidence…and the effect on others was damaging.
Often our blind spots are born from unquestioned belief systems arising from culture, family, and early incidences in life.
An examination of our personal dogma, though a road less traveled, is generally life altering.
Who says you can’t teach an old dogma new tricks?
Got new dogma?
“But once you have a belief system everything that comes in either gets ignored if it doesn’t fit the belief system or get distorted enough so that it can fit into the belief system. You gotta be continually revising your map of the world.”
–Robert Anton Wilson
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