I’ll Bet He’s Sorry He Said This

I found this rather ironic and amusing…

Michael McGuire published his book entitled Believing in 2013. Previous to this, In 2012, the Chicago Cubs experienced their worst season since 1966 with a record of 61 wins and 101 losses.

It is on the heels of this poor performance that Michael makes the following statement in a section of his book he calls Beliefs We Want To Believe…

“There are convictions that people embrace because they find them pleasing. A utopian life, the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series, the universe is friendly, politicians will start telling the truth, and winning the lottery all qualify.”

Well, I guess, according to Michael, it won’t be long before we live in a utopian society where everyone wins the lottery and all politicians tell the truth all the time!

The main thing we can take away from this is that, no matter what you believe, it’s best to stay open to the idea that those beliefs can change.

When we understand that we’re all on a journey where are beliefs are subject to change based on new input (belief elasticity), we can then be much more patient with one another and suspend judgment on each other and the beliefs we hold.

What do you think? Have you experienced any surprising shifts in any of your beliefs?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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