Daylight Saving Time
- Published in Kristy Deegan Blog
I always thought that Daylight Saving Time was created to give the farmers more daylight to do their farming. NOPE! The city vendors, retail outlets and recreational businesses pushed for it. As a matter of fact the farmers resisted it. The cows were not ready to be milked an hour earlier so the milk would arrive to the transport services. They had to wait an hour for the dew to dry off the crops in order to harvest. I have held this belief all my life. I never questioned it. Of course farmers needed more daylight. Actually they farmed by the sun, not the clock, but I didn’t even think to refute my thought.
We changed how we used time about a hundred years ago to meet our needs. The needs of the majority, not the farmers. It helped generate more money for the businesses that had pushed for it. More daylight hours meant more shoppers or facility users.
Do we hold on to beliefs about life in general? Yep! Never question? Yep! We hold on to those beliefs and we often don’t even know it. Another example is cooking a roast. I always thought I needed to cut off each end before putting it in the oven. So, for years I did that. As an adult, I asked my grandmother why it was important to do that. She told me so the meat would fit in the pan. ARG!!!
I believed that if I wasn’t a CEO by the time I was 45, I was a failure. Can you believe that? I was way out of the corporate world before I was 45. I had to wrestle with that one...is owning my own business as good as a CEO?
Over the years I have uncovered and rechanneled many limiting beliefs and I continue to do so. When I find one and get through it, I feel a little silly that I actually believed that. However, it is all those beliefs that have made me who I am today. AND it is rechanneling those beliefs that is making me the person of tomorrow.
Evaluate your beliefs. Look in all the nook and crannies. Any area that upsets you or where you feel what is being done is wrong. These are signals that you have a hidden belief. Sometimes they are very small and affect no one, not even you. (like Daylight Saving Time) Sometimes they are insidious and actually keep us from getting what we want. Take a look…