What big ol’ stack of beliefs do you have stored away about what it will take to have your work be what you want it to be?
How many hours are not enough? How many are too much? How long should it take you to reply to an e-mail? a phone call? What are your standards for the work that you do? Is good enough, enough, just get it done and get the cheque? Or is perfection the expectation- vigilance the method? How do you see people and their role? They serve you? You serve them? You’re all one collective supporting each other?
What we believe will drive our actions and our actions will give us a particular result and experience. We have beliefs that empower what we’re up to and move us along and we have beliefs that limit what’s possible. Being aware of these beliefs is imperative and a challenge, since the nature of belief structures is that they are subjective and thus blind from our view. That is, we believe that what we believe is the way that things are. Usually.
But when we begin to look into these beliefs, to deconstruct them, something else becomes possible. We begin to have insights that allow us to try out new moves which give rise to new experiences and new results.
How to start is to ask yourself, how it is? That is, your experience, what do you know to be true about it? Then begin asking, how else could it possibly be? Then trot on down the rabbit hole. Asking others to challenge your views and beliefs is also a great practice as others can illuminate aspects of yourself that you can’t see. This allows you to expand your view.
Oh, and everything you just read is also just a view, spun through my own series of perspectives sourced from my belief structures. So there you have it. It has its validity and its limits. Keep searching, uncovering, illuminating and you and your work will continue to evolve and deepen.