Most people don’t believe something unless they see it.
Or if they don’t see evidence of something, it doesn’t make sense.
Imagine, for example, you knew a guy that built his own business.
You knew him since he was very young.
You knew him through all his trial and error failures and successes.
You saw him start slow, build slow, and slowly increase his income.
Maybe now (in this metaphorical story) he’s a millionaire.
You know how hard he worked.
But other people see him, and they don’t see all the trouble he went through.
This is a common instinct.
We see people with money, (or signs of money) and unless we have firsthand information of how they got that money, we suspect they’re cheating somehow.
This is natural, normal and instinctive.
Because when it comes to money, our instincts tell us we’re supposed to “share the wealth.”
This is how ancient tribes survived.
Another “I don’t believe it till I see it” myth that pops up is how we interpret skills.
We see somebody doing something like playing an instrument or a sport, and we just assume it must have taken a lot of practice.
But other things, specifically thinking skills, we assume that “smart people” are just smart.
That what happens inside our brains isn’t trainable, like music or sports.
Partly because nobody ever told us we could do that.
You go to school, they don’t tell you HOW to think.
They only tell you WHAT to think.
And because the stuff that tell us to think is so boring, we don’t think it very well.
So we wrongly conclude that we CAN’T think very well.
Which is absolutely false.
The real secret about thinking is that HOW you think is JUST as important as WHAT you think.
And if you were to start practicing HOW to think, thinking about ANYTHING would be easy.
Maybe there’s a reason nobody tells us this stuff.
Maybe it’s a way so the guys in charge can stay in charge.
Screw that noise!
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