“If your dogma prevents you from being the best that you can be, you’re essentially committed to mediocrity.” ~Bamboo Forest
Dogma is problematic because it generates predicted results.
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” ~Tony Robbins
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you’re headed.” ~Lao Tzu
Sometimes we really need to change things up, alter our strategy, try something new, yet we’re reluctant to do so.
We’re reluctant because we’re more concerned with fattening the dogma monster than achieving those results that will make us and others better.
Somehow we believe that by following the dogma we’re doing what’s “right.”
What we sometimes deem is “right” is evil.
If your loyalty is to a dogma at the expense of results, you’re more concerned with following what you perceive to be right than getting the best results for yourself and the world.
Ultimately it’s not our beliefs that make us and our world better. It’s the results generated by our actions, and if we must change our philosophies to produce better actions, then we must do so without our dogma getting in the way.
Three Boats Run a Race
The first boat uses an old strategy but simply tells itself that if it tries harder than last time it will surely win.
The second boat alters its strategy from the past, but out of fear doesn’t really give itself fully to the new methods.
The third boat realizes that passing the finish line first is infinitely more important than supporting dogma, so completely throws out its old methods and uses new methods.
Unsurprisingly the third boat wins the race because it chose not to be attached to old beliefs and patterns.
If you’re more concerned with following a dogma than getting results that improve you and the world then you’re nothing but a pious fool.
Choose to love actions that generate optimal results for you and the world more than your love of dogma and you will generate results never experienced before.
A better you is a better world.