Perplex-E-Glass

limiting beliefs Mar 11, 2021
I am perplexed by glass.
 
I can't explain it, I mean, how glass works that you can see through it.
 
I know you can see through it. I know if you shape it properly, glass corrects our sight. I even understand electricity doesn't conduct and heat has a hard time transferring through glass.
 
I can't explain WHY glass works.
 
Why can we see through glass? It is solid, made up of atoms, put between my eyes and the sky, and yet it acts as though it isn't there!
 
Wood, bricks, concrete make sense. When it is in front of you, you see them. But not glass. Water is a little questionable too... 
 
Most of the time, I need to accept that I don't understand, put on my glasses and live my day with corrected sight. The glasses disappear as I look through them, and then the question becomes out of sight, out of mind.
 
But today, it happened again. I looked at the glasses, and I couldn't grasp why some matter is transparent while others are not.
 
And the answer, "this is the way," didn't help me today.
 
It reminds me of beliefs I also hold. Beliefs I no longer question but accept without thought. I stare through those beliefs, and it changes the way I see the world around me, and I don't realize they are there.
 
And unlike the glasses I wear from the moment I wake, these beliefs may not be bringing a correction to my sight. They are warping reality.
 
We call them limiting beliefs or biases. The thought that there is a barrier between you and objective reality.
 
It is why some conversations go terribly wrong. My view on what has happened doesn’t align with your view of what has happened. And the sooner your view could align with mine, the happier we will both be (in my view).
 
As a coach, I help people get unstuck to make clear decisions and to cut through the directionless fog.
 
Having someone who will listen to your description of the world without judgment and seek to understand that perspective is helpful. When they help refine the lens, the world becomes clearer. Decisions become certain and direction visible and detailed.
 
For two years, my eyes started to change, and I hadn’t notice. It happened slowly. I thought I was fatigued because of office pressure and therefore couldn’t read at night.
 
I thought my Apple Watch couldn't handle all the updates, and the resolution had degraded.
 
My eyes were dry - it must be allergies.
 
When I finally went for an eye exam, I needed progressive lenses! My left eye needed both near and distance correction. The young lady fitting my glasses felt so bad that I had struggled for at least two years like this.
 
But the thing is - I didn’t know I was struggling. I had convinced myself that all these micro signals were not related to my sight. I was doing great.
 
It wasn’t until I put on the glasses and looked at my watch that I realized how absolutely mistaken my own perceptions were.
 
Getting perspective matters. A helpful adjustment to your sight can make all the difference.
 
If you are ready for a perspective checkup, click here to book a call.
 
If you can explain why we see through glass, please email me; I am serious. It doesn't make sense.
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