Your Blind Spots (Your Divine Fingerprint by Pastor Keith Craft)
"Your blind spots are the parts of you that you don't see that are keeping you from being all that you can be". ~Keith Craft
We're diving into "Your Divine Fingerprint" by Pastor Keith Craft. The conversation today is about your blind spots. This actually might be a harder conversation than you think.
If somebody were to actually ask you what your blind spots were, would you be offended?
We have been going through this book since the beginning of the year, and we're wrapping this up in the next couple of days. We go through books to help you with your mindset, and to help you really to understand your greatness and potential. This current book is about you, your divine fingerprint, what your gifts and talents are, and what you have to offer to the world.
It could be some things that you don't see or things that you've forgotten, or you've let go off because you think you're too old. The point is to help your mindset and to help you in every area of your life, not just in your health and fitness.
A couple of years ago, I realized that people really needed help with their mindsets and not just given a "How To Lose Weight" guide. That's not really serving or helping anybody because most people don't believe they can, they're living in their past, they're frustrated with their environment, and they don't know how to handle life in general. I realized that people needed help with their mindset in order to achieve their goals in life.
"Your blind spots are the parts of you that you don't see that is keeping you from being all that you can be".
We're going to talk about how you can identify your blind spots. It might hurt for a second, but it will help you in the long run.
We're diving into your blind spots, and I really liked this topic. Do you know what your blind spots are? Has anybody ever told you things that kind of hurt, but you knew were true?
MY BLIND SPOT
Years ago, when Steve and I were just married, we were at a family function. We were sitting around and talking, and I must have been talking a lot. I don't remember talking a lot, but I must have been very chatty when I was younger and I must have not been listening to anybody else.
All of a sudden my husband's grandpa, and he's amazing, we love them. He looked at me with a very serious face and said "Do you ever not talk and just listen to people?"...
I think it was because I had a tendency to cut people off and finish their stories for them. I wouldn't listen or wait till it was my turn, and I was talking over people.
It was a defining moment, it was a blind spot that I didn't realize I had. It was super hurtful at that moment, but I've worked on it for 18 years. I'm not saying that I'm perfect at it, but from that moment on I had this epiphany of "I need to listen", "I don't actually have to share everything that I think, because not everybody wants my advice", "I should just close my lips and pay attention"...
Has anybody ever had that happen to you before where somebody pointed out your blind spot? You didn't ask for it but it actually shifted something in your life.
"Blind Spots are part of your 99% similarities. Every person has a blind spot when it comes to their own behaviors, character, and personal wealth"
YOU CAN'T SEE PAST THE END OF YOU NOSE (The Blind Date)
Pastor Keith Craft was driving and listening to the radio, and somebody called in and shared a story. The caller said, "I'm listening to your show and I wanted to call in and tell you about a recent first blind date that I had that I will never forget".
"One of my friends had set me up on a blind date with this girl. He said 'You've got to meet her, she's incredibly beautiful, smart, and funny. I think that you guys would really hit it off'".
They set up the date...
The caller picked up his date, and the radio host asked him if his date liked him. The caller said, "Oh yes! We hit it off immediately". The radio announcer asked, "Tell us what happened?"... The caller said, "We get to this great restaurant, the atmosphere was perfect and the food was fantastic. We were having a great time when it happened"...
"This gorgeous woman looked across the table at me, and she said, 'Can I ask you something?' I said 'Sure, anything.' She said, 'You're a really good-looking man, I'm having a great time with you. But I have to ask you a question. I just feel like I can tell you that your nose hairs are very distracting. You're so good-looking, and if you would just trim those nose hairs, you will be perfect"...
The radio announcer said. "What did you say?". The caller said, "Well, I didn't say much at this point. I decided that the date was over, and I couldn't wait to get home. I couldn't believe that she said that to me". The radio host said, "Can I ask you a question?", and the caller said "Sure". The radio host said, "Did you cut your nose hairs?". The man said, "I sure did". And the radio host said, "You better go find that woman and marry her".
I really thought it was funny. It was a blind spot, and after he was made aware of it, he fixed it, which therefore made him more attractive.
It's interesting how you can be around people and they won't tell you that there's something in your teeth. I was at a baby shower, and I must have had a black mark on my face, it was actually obvious. I was talking for like 30 minutes to all of my friends, and nobody said anything.
Our friend Brian walked over to us and he goes, "Stephanie, you have a black mark on your face". I walked over to my other friends and I asked them, "Excuse me? Why did it take a man to tell me I have a black mark on my face? None of you said anything!"...
It was a blind spot, that's why I couldn't see it. Isn't it interesting how we don't want to make other people feel bad? Sometimes people aren't open to conversation. I will talk to you about what a blind spot could be doing in your life.
If we relate this to your health and fitness, what if you had enough confidence to ask somebody that's close to you... "I've been working on these goals for a long time. I've been wanting to lose weight. I've been trying to get healthier. I've been working on these things. Are there any blind spots that you're seeing in my life that I'm not seeing?"...
If you had the guts to ask somebody to do that, it's going to open up your perspective. Your awareness will help you make a shift to move further faster.
It can hurt, it can be uncomfortable, and it can really stink. You don't see it, and yet, when you're made aware of something, you can actually make a change.
You can't see your blind spots, but if you give people an opportunity to give you some suggestions without being defensive, mean, or crabby about it. I didn't have to say anything to my husband's grandpa when he said I always talked and didn't listen.
I took it in, even if I actually was super hurt. I thought about it, and I've had the awareness for the rest of my life. So, it's super important that if your goal is to get better in any area of your life, and you just don't seem to be getting ahead, try to ask what your blind spots are.
These things can be hard conversations, and yet can create a huge shift in your perspective and awareness.
"I believe the effectiveness of your 1% factor will be dependent on how you deal with your blind spots. Your blind spots, or the way that you think, be, and do, that becomes limiting factors that are making you stoppable rather than unstoppable".
"Albert Einstein said this, 'Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results".
And usually, you're doing the same things over and over again, because you don't realize it or you don't realize you have a blind spot. You don't realize that it's affecting you in a specific way. So, if you've been going around the same mountain, and you've been doing the same things over and over again and you've not gotten the results that you want, you probably have a blind spot that you're unaware of.
You just need to take a little bit of time and re-evaluate the things that you're doing throughout your day and the choices that you're making, so that you can make that shift and get out of that same rut and onto a new path.
ACTION STEP FOR THE DAY
I want you to make a commitment to discover areas that risk hindering your 1% factor. This book is all about the gifts and talents that you have or need to figure out and then share with the world. Find people who love you, for you.
Find people who love you and ask them to be honest about the blind spots that you have. Take some time, strategize, dominate, and take out those blind spots. It's time to fix it.
If you were just to take 30 minutes one day a week, it would honestly shift your entire day.
Why do I go around the same amount of fat loss?
Why am I not losing the fat?
Why am I not losing weight?
Why do I feel like this?
I would challenge you to ask somebody in your life, but you're going to have to learn to keep your mouth shut because you asked for it. On the other hand, if you see blind spots in your friends, a family member, or somebody close to you, and you know this would really be them if they knew this, then you need to be a really good communicator...
"I have a suggestion for you, I know that this is your goal. If you're open to a suggestion, I would love to give you some insight, but you have to be open to it and you can't get mad"...
So, that is your opportunity for today to learn something that might be hindering you from hitting and achieving your own goals. That's all I have and I hope it's helpful. I think it's incredibly humbling but incredibly exciting to learn something that you really stink at. Then fix it so you're not going to stink at it anymore. As always, you can go to ketomomsecrets.com, click on the recipe, or click on Book Club, and ketones. You can also send me a message, I'm here to help.
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