My Beliefs Blinded Me, Where Do Yours Blind You? – The Managers Helpful Hub

My Beliefs Blinded Me, Where Do Yours Blind You?

I want to point out something not obvious to many people.

What you believe creates (by influence) the world you live in.

This has been brought home to me twice in the last week:

1.  Broken Air Con

Driving  down to North Yorkshire to meet a friend for lunch, on one of those few blistering hot days.  I turn on the air con to have all sorts of vapours pouring out.  I quickly turned it off fearing I was going to go up in flames quite away from home.  My belief was created, I had a problem with the air conditioner.

Roll on a few days and I started to smell something funny in the car.  I had a good look in the car for anything that it could be causing this and found nothing.  So I confirmed to myself the belief that there was a problem with the air conditioner, the smell must be coming from there.

I bought an air freshening as the smell wasn’t going away.  That would help until I could get the broken air conditioner fixed.

Another couple of days and I opened the car door to the most horrid smell.

I looked behind my seat, to find a bright orange sainsbury’s bag with a rotten cauliflower in!  It had been there since my Dad gave it to me from his friends allotment about a week earlier.

Not only had I completely forgot about that fact.  I did not see the bright orange bag when I turned the car upside down hunting out the cause of the smell.  I couldn’t see the bag as I was convinced the smell was linked to the broken air conditioner (of course its not broken and the vapours coming from it while driving down the A19 was the hot and cold air of the day mixing).

I believed the problem was the air con, so I didn’t see the “real” issue, the rotting vegetable!

Then, just a few days later....

 2.  A pain in the neck.

I have maintenance physio appointments to help my body stay well.  This time I complained about a pain in my neck.  I told Tracy from The Therapy Rooms in Newcastle (highly recommended) that I know the pain is because I have been spending a lot of time on the computer, working.  It was obvious to me the two were linked.

Only they were not linked.

Tracy asked me what I felt like when I woke up in the morning?  I thought for a moment and said “the same”.

She asked me to change my pillow, pointing out that even if I had been working at the computer a lot, there should be relief overnight while I slept.

There I went again, I believed the problem was one thing (the computer work) which closed down any open mindedness for other solutions.

I’ve woken for 6 days in a row now with no neck pain even when I’ve been doing the same amount of computer work.

Honestly, justow often do we all do this in day to day life.  Shut down all sorts of solutions, limit ourselves in so many ways because of what we believe.

Luckily (not quite sure it is for the better sometimes) I am aware that these things go on, and just how much our belief system creates our reality.

Within the membership, I asked them  what springs to mind for you when you read this (and I am not looking for “Irene you are a silly sausage” type replies.

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Kind regards, Irene 

Irene Conlin

I founded The Managers Helpful Hub to help people thrive at work and have a great life while making a positive impact on businesses. I love the coast and spend time cruising around the world on nice ships enjoying wonderful food, drinks and conversations.

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