Breaking free of NEGATIVE Confirmation Bias
Confirmation Bias is good…when it’s good. But when things aren’t working & you’re on a slick spot your actions confirm the doom and gloom.
So how do you break free of Negative CB?
Individualize it don’t personalize it.
If you personalize your moments, you’ll try to handle them emotionally & your emotions will only make things worse.
Feel yourself slipping into Negative CB when you think of all outcomes as catastrophic.
The next customer, phone call, lead, or attempt all lines up with your dead end thoughts. You go down the rabbit hole of, “See I told you so!” When your attempts fail you confirm it with “See,I knew it wouldn’t work..etc”
Feel yourself slipping when you start saying phrases like, “Again!” “I can’t win for losing!” “Another one…” (Not in the DJ Khaled tone)
Individualizing the moment has nothing to do with emotions & everything to do with your approach, mechanics, techniques, & follow through.
You take EACH situation, analyze it, & play for next.
The quickest way out of your rut is to shut up (no whoa is me) & take on next.
Nothing lasts forever…wins nor losses, but you will prolong the losses if you lump all of the losses together by personalizing then vs individualizing them-what worked, what didn’t, what next 💥?
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