I recently reached out to an author that I have read as I came across a picture they posted on their social media. This author writes about critical and logical thinking. I’ve really enjoyed their work and I found it so shocking to me when I realized that this person’s ability to critical think was minimized by their beliefs. This got me thinking all weekend about this and it made me think about how important it is to always question what you think you know to be true.
Do you ask yourself how do I know something? Do you ask yourself why you believe what you do? I personally have learned so many things in my life and most of it started when I really started to question what I know. I thought I knew a lot until I started to discover how much I didn’t know. So much of what we believe to be true can be dismantled in an argument that is based on factual evidence. I know this all too well because I have had this argument with myself trying to prove or disprove many of my beliefs.
As the weather starts to cool and I begin my daily ritual of building fires in my fireplace, I begin to turn to reading more often than I do during the summer months. The hardest thing to do is to focus your attention on learning things that might make you feel uncomfortable but I’ve always found that this is what we have to do in order to grow as a person. The important thing to remember is that when you are ok with stepping outside your boundaries to learn you are giving yourself the respect that you deserve. When you do this your confidence level will rise to levels you’ve never experienced.
Give it a try this winter! ;)