We all see the world through certain lenses.
We didn’t necessarily choose our lenses, because it has a lot to do with encounters in early childhood and what we made those events mean.
In layman’s terms, our lenses can be summed up as confirmation bias.
Everywhere we go, everything we do, we’re always out to prove that our lenses are right – even when there’s no inherent value, advantage, or benefit.
My lens? That I don’t matter.
I came face to face with this lens today, while in conversation with my coach. And I can see its presence everywhere. What I didn’t notice before, I now see clearly, and I can’t un-see it.
I can see that I’ve gone through life with this lens and have only found more and more reasons to confirm it with every new task, program, project, business, community, or relationship I take on. I’ve collected a mountain of evidence for my lens.
In the coming weeks, I will be disappearing this lens with my coach.
What lens is running your life? What have you collected a mountain of evidence for?
Once you see it, you won’t be able to un-see it.
But to be free of it, first we need to see it.