“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Here’s the opening blurb of the press release …
“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” — Author Unknown
I was listening to a Tony Robbins talk a while back and he hit on a very important distinction … faith vs. belief. His point was that while belief is based on evidence, faith is not. Faith you believe without evidence. Right or wrong, it’s what you truly believe in your inner core.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson
When you have to think your way through things, you wear yourself out. This is why routines and going into automatic pilot serve you. You don’t have to think your way through the basics and you can focus your thinking on higher level things up the stack.
Every now and then I come across a metaphor that really sticks and helps me think differently about something I see every day. The metaphor helps me look at these situations with a new lens, and, as a result, think, feel, and act more effectively.
I’ve heard of several ways to think about our thinking. I’ve heard of the left-brain and right-brain. I’ve heard of the emotional side and the rational side. This time, the metaphor is the Elephant and the Rider.