Whether it’s your candidate, your kids, or your team, do you struggle seeing them with objective eyes?
Most people do. And many people don’t even realize it. For many reasons, we’re biased to see what we want to see and believe what we want to believe.
After watching the same presidential debate, most partisan people claim their candidate won. When there’s a close call in a ball game, most diehard fans see the play in favor of their own team. And when most parents are confronted with their children’s shortcomings, they can’t believe it’s even possible!
How objective are you? Whether at home or at work, hopefully you can see beyond what you already believe to be true. Unfortunately however, most people are blinded by their own biases and preconceived conclusions.
If you can admit that you often choose your biases over reality, why do you think that is? Why is it so hard to step back from the situation and try seeing it as it really is?
The people you continually defend will appreciate your blind loyalty, but everyone else will question your ability to see reality.