Most of us believe we live in a world governed by laws, rules and concrete do’s and don’ts.
At first glance, this would appear to be true.
Take regular “laws” for example. If you drive too fast, you’ll get a ticket. If you don’t return your library book on time, you’ll get a fine.
But do these “laws” really exist? If you borrow the same book from your friend, and promise to return it two weeks later, is he or she going to charge you if you’re late?
If you drive 100 MPH on a road on deserted island, is it still against the “law”?
Many of the things we think are “true” are really just “good ideas” that once upon a time, everybody agreed to pretend that they were actually true.
If you really took an honest look at some of the “laws” and rules, most of them don’t really hold true under ALL circumstances.
Unlike the “law” of gravity, where something will fall to the ground every single time, regardless of the circumstances, and regardless of the majority opinion, many “laws” are just made up ideas.
Sure, they sometimes help govern behavior, but other times they get in the way.
For example, you might have some beliefs you “think” are true, but are in reality holding you back.
Beliefs about relationships.
Beliefs about your own potential.
Beliefs about money, and how hard or easy it is to get.
When you unpack these beliefs, it doesn’t take much effort to see how false they are.
And when you find out that some of the beliefs you’ve held a long time, without much question, are really just “pretend,” this can open the door to a whole new world of opportunity.