102/365 – ” What would need to be true for you to change that belief? ”
At the start of the pandemic, I stumbled across the realization that the reason I felt dumb was that I had a mediocre memory for specifics.
In contrast, I found that people who could rattle off details, facts, and arguments with clarity and confidence felt much more intelligent – and I wanted to be like them.
Since that discovery, I’ve started paying attention to moments where I felt intelligent.
Along the way, I noticed that different practices, like my daily writing practice, would significantly increase my ability to remember meaningful thoughts.
Eventually, the evidence became clear: I could have a memory for specifics if I simply had a process in place.
This kernel of truth helped me rewrite that specific belief.