Our beliefs are shaped according to what we hear

In today's episode, Mattias and Svea discuss the influence of people and things that you surround yourself with. Mattias also explains what is especially important to him regarding any kind of relationship.

How our surroundings affects our beliefs

Svea starts the episode by citing a quote by Gary Vaynerchuck that she found intriguing: "What you listen to and who you listen to is what you become."

Mattias certainly agrees with that statement and adds that everything you expose yourself to and take in with any of your senses creates your reality and significantly influences what you believe.
The above is one of the reasons why Mattias became more selective and mindful with the people and things he would listen to over time.

Accepting your own wants and needs

He also shares two other quotes that perfectly add to the topic:

1. "Live and let live helps me to stay on my own plot of personal growth where I can do the most good, rather than wasting my time on someone else's."

2. "Our only concern should be our own conduct, our own improvement, our own lives. We're entitled to our own view of things, and we have no right to inflict it on anyone else."

He elaborates and explains that first of all, you need to find out and accept what you want to have in your life. Once you clearly understand that, you need to set boundaries with yourself and other people.

Listen to yourself

While input from the outside can be good, you should focus on listening to yourself first and trust your intuition. This part within yourself never lies to you. It can become very complicated if you ignore that inner voice and instead listen to other people you think you should believe in. They might tell you what you should think or feel, which can quickly become messy.

He continues by mentioning the importance of well-balanced relationships with the people in your life. It's a blessing to have people in your life who really listen to what you have to say and don't try to force their opinion on you. Svea sums up Mattias input with a quote by Dalai Lama:
"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new."

Trust your inner voice and be selective with the people you listen to.

How do you stay true to yourself?

More Like This

Don't be a stranger

Now we are close to something new, the easiest way to contact me is here.