S:0938 Distinction: Undoing vs. Doing

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)


An interesting and useful approach learned from observing highly successful people is that you are much more likely to experience the outcomes you’re drawn to by first removing the barriers to having them occur. This is different from trying to double-down with determined effort attempting to make them happen.

Thus Undoing (the barriers) can trump (even vigorous) Doing.

Say you want to experience more freedom, but you have a deep-seated, maybe even unconscious, belief that you must earn/work hard for/deserve what you get. [I’m not saying anyone actually has this belief; it’s just an example. uh-huh] By following your ‘work hard’ inner belief you’re likely to get less freedom, not more.

Once you undo the barriers of your inner beliefs you may see countless ways to experience the freedom you desire, many of which may require little Doing.


Coaching Point: What are you now contemplating Doing that you could, instead, Undo?


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