How To Address Your Blindspots
If your life was a movie, what would you see?
What would be the highs, lows, and what would be the common struggle or theme that keeps popping up?
In most movies, the protagonist (aka the hero character) experiences many challenges and dramatic events, but it’s not the events themselves that change the hero, it’s the lesson and wisdom learned that creates new perspective and allows the character to find the answers they’d been looking for.
Often times, these lessons are in front of the hero (or us) the entire time, but either they couldn’t or refused to see them until it was almost too late. In other words, these lapses in vision and perspective represent our ‘blindspots.’
Here are 10 of the most common blindspots people face:
•Living based on other’s expectations versus our own desires.
•Overestimating or underestimating ourselves.
•Conflict avoidance and a lack of risk taking.
•Not letting others in to see us, love us, and help us.
•Feeling like a victim & not taking responsibility for how our life looks today.
•Not accepting what is, and thereby not allowing ourselves to enjoy life.
•Having to always be ‘right’ or have the last word.
•Treating commitments casually, aka not honoring our word & agreements.
•Trying to do too much at once and losing sight of what’s important.
I recently recorded a podcast episode where I go deeper into blindspots and their role in our lives. To hear my thoughts on why we have them and how I’ve learned to best identify and address them for maximum effect, check out Episode 227 of People Being Real!