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Please revert to type, not habit

Please revert to type, not habit

Naked Leader Week 919 – 19 April 2021

Time to read: Around a minute

We have all heard the phrases – often used to justify unhelpful contributions or behaviour:

“Sorry – I’m a born cynic”

“It’s just the way I am”

“I am reverting to type”

When in fact, your, my, our ‘natural type’ is pretty amazing:

  • Our chances of being born – scientifically impossible
  • On the day we were born we only had two natural fears – falling over and loud noises
  • We know from our Charity Partner ‘The Prince’s Trust’, the incredible number of people born into horrendous circumstances who go on to achieve wonderful things – for themselves and for others

When people use one of the above, unhelpful phrases it is not only unhelpful to those around them, it is also very unhelpful to themselves, because it embeds a false, negative belief so it becomes their habit and then their truth.

The overriding, biggest factor by far in terms of our ‘successes or ‘failures’ is choice – the choices we make each and every day.

So, ‘reverting to type’ means returning to the uninhibited, curious, unique human being that you were on the day you were born, and, if you choose, still are today.

With my love and best wishes to you all



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