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Your Mental Wardrobe

Your Mental Wardrobe

We change our clothing with current styles, adapt to new dining choices, readily try “in-spots” for vacations or entertainment. But we don’t readily change our thinking and beliefs.

I love my colleague Marshal Goldsmith’s observation: “What got you here won’t get you there.”

There’s a psychological state called “seizing and freezing.” We latch on to a belief or approach and it works for a while, so we never bother to examine it again. Eventually, it loses its efficacy or works against us entirely. We’ve “frozen” in that state of being, like a Mastodon in a Siberian glacier.

If we’re willing to change our clothing with the seasons, should we be willing to change our beliefs with the times?

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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