We don’t know what we don’t know. This statement may sound rather cryptic but is actually very profound.
It means that, when we’re unaware of something such as a limiting belief, we cannot make changes. And, what’s worse, those limiting beliefs will drive our choices with disappointing results without us knowing why.
Over the years I’ve shared with you some of my poor choices – choosing my life partner, staying in a loveless marriage for as long as I did, never asking for help because I believed people would regard me as a burden and many more.
You’d think I’d be a lot more self-aware but here’s the thing.
Becoming self-aware is not a once-and-for-all event. It’s like peeling an onion – there are always more layers to uncover!
Awareness can come in all sorts of ways – in my case, my latest collision between self-perception and reality came via a dear friend of mine.