This week on The I Simply Am Podcast I talk about everyday normal opportunities in which we can gain some greater self awareness. Specifically, the starting place for which we see the world is programmed into us from an early age. Many of the “stories” we have in our minds about how the world works are so conditioned into our normal lives that we don’t even know we have a choice to change them.
The good news is we can change the way we see things and in turn those things soon will actually begin to change. I go through 7 common situations in which we have opportunities to choose a different story. It all goes back to what our starting place is and being aware that it doesn’t have to stay that way. Below are the show notes but for the full show with much more please check it out in <a href=”http://www.iamjoshbecker.com/iTunes” target=”_blank”>iTunes</a> or <a href=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/joshbecker/ISA07.mp3″ target=”_blank”>click here</a>!
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<b>7 Everyday Opportunities to Change How We See The World</b>
1. When others wrong us
2. When others ask us questions
3. When it’s Monday morning
4. When it’s raining outside
5. A Boss or authority figure calls you
6. See someone walking down the street
7. We make a mistake
It’s really hard to see the goodness in ourselves when we can’t see it in others. It’s also really hard to see the goodness in others when we can’t see it in ourselves.
Start to notice the truth in others this week. Practice changing your starting place by becoming aware of your stories. As you see the goodness in others, the creativity in others, and the value in others, you’ll begin to notice those things in yourself as well.
<b>Weekly Challenge: Changing Your Starting Place</b>
The First step to any change is awareness. So this week is gong to be very simple. Notice the goodness in others everywhere you go. When (not if) you slip up, bring yourself back to your intention of seeing others for who they are and not for what they do.
Again, this week is only about becoming aware of your starting place and how you see others. Remember, that it’s going to take practice and lots of it. You didn’t create the stories about who others are overnight and you won’t create new ones overnight either. Go easy on yourself and if you notice it’s hard to see the goodness in others don’t beat yourself up. Having the awareness is key here and it’s going to take time. Remember, this is about progress and not perfection.