Feeling stuck or without options can rob your energy and drain your confidence. Lots of people think there is nothing they can do but just wait and see. However, by learning to look for these blocks you can gain a new perspective of your situation and break through what is holding you back (It’s much easier and much quicker to create movement by working with a coach who is trained to work with these blocks, but you’d be surprised what you can do on your own when you know what to look for). The 4 main blocks are assumptions, interpretations, limiting beliefs and the critical inner voice which resulted from your past experiences. I’ve already written about assumptions, so today I’ll discuss interpretations.
We see and make sense of our world as we are. It is our paradigm and is based on all we’ve ever read, experienced, places we’ve been, people we know. All of this past information acts as a filter for how you make sense of the world. The person sitting right next to you has their own ideas based on everything they’ve read, experienced, places they’ve been…….etc. Even though you are looking at the exact same thing at the exact same moment both of your interpretations will be different, right?
Let’s pretend a situation..let’s say you received a grade of D on a paper you’ve worked hard on and your thoughts reflect an old “program” which says you’re a failure; D is not acceptable. You might feel down and out and internalize the failure. But you can choose a different interpretation. What if that D tells you that this subject isn’t really your passion and helps you make the final decision to seek another direction. What a weight off your shoulders!
You can choose or re choose an interpretation. They affect your feelings and emotions which then effect your actions, your health and those around you. Choosing is one of the benefits of being a human. Now…..is the glass half empty or the glass half full?