Self-assessing what’s getting in the way

When we know we want a change in our lives, it can feel overwhelming to understand how to go about making that change. Depending on your personality or disposition, you may be the type of person who immediately goes to solutions and practical action. Someone else may go to big picture systems and try to understand the environmental factors that are helping or hindering change.

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Ladder of inference

The human mind is capable of amazing things. We are able to take bits of information and create rapid interpretations and conclusions. Sometimes this ability is a strength when, for instance, we may need to make decisions on the fly in a high pressure situation. Our minds are capable of making conceptual abstractions out of observable data and in that move to quicker decision making. Often times, though, this capability can serve as more of a liability.

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