We’ve been talking a little about the Book, called you2 by Price Pritchett. This tiny book contains 18 principles that can help you have a quantum leap your life.
Today I want to talk about his principle titled Think Beyond What Common Sense Would Allow.
Of course we’re not going to throw all our common sense out! That is one important bandwidth of information. But what is common sense? It’s a common thinking that’s been handed to you. If you consider some of the common thinking that’s been handed to you, often it has to do with:
If you want to be successful, you’d better have the right degree…
You have to have a number of years of experience…
You have to have a certain amount of money if you want to start your own business…
If you want to do any coaching, or any kind of personal effectiveness training, you’d better have your life in perfect order first…
All these and more may be in the common thinking that governs how much success we allow ourselves.
When Thoreau spent his time at Walden Pond learning how to live what he called “sucking the marrow out of aliveness,” he wanted a quantum leap in the experience of the transcendent self. Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorne and others had been having conversations that would lead one to a direct experience of that in us that is transcended to every circumstance we are facing.
That already exists in you. It exists in me. We need to do nothing to have this transcendent self right where we are. We have the ability to quantum leap.
But what changes isn’t the transcendent self. What changes is our awareness of really who we are, and the access we have to the mind of the infinite from which we can think beyond what common sense would allow.
So, when you hear yourself saying, “Well, if I had that”, particularly when you get into limited thinking or scarcity thinking about what you need that you don’t have to create the result that you want to create, challenge that thinking.
A really great way to practice thinking beyond what common sense would allow is this… “What if I didn’t need that?” “What if I could do my quantum leap without that?” “What if it’s not true that I really have to have that in place?” Just, “What if?” Give yourself permission to explore and ask yourself, “If I were to step forward, what step would I take?”
So-called common sense can be a curse that puts a ceiling on how far you reach or how high you fly.
So practice thinking beyond what common sense would allow and then listen for what you can do with what you have. Because what you already have is way more than meets the eye!
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By Lynn Huber
p.s. give yourself permission to dream, to risk. You must set yourself free!
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