In the mid 1700’s Adam Smith coined the term “Invisible Hand” of the market when discussing capitalism. He only used the term three times in his writings, but it has lived on and become a main stay of every economics education. It’s something that cannot be seen or touched, but exists, and has a profound effect on each one of us whether we acknowledge it or not.
There are many invisible forces in our lives, too numerous to list here. It is important to consider invisible influences because of their profound impact. We all react differently to many of the same forces, but regardless of how, it’s more important to begin to connect the reaction with something that usually stays hidden and invisible. Once we make those connections to our current lives with invisible elements, they are much easier to spot going forward. Take your national heritage for example, many of you feel a sense of pride for where your family came from geographically. Pride stops when it becomes discrimination towards someone else, and national heritage is not something any of us earned or deserves. It is what it is. This is only one example of an invisible force in your life. What are some others?
What are the hidden forces or people in your life that prevent you from making the choices you need? What kind of unseen force are you in the lives of the people around you?
What are the unspoken and unseen motivators for you? What goal or fear have you not discussed with anyone? I suppose a fear is more likely if you don’t want to discuss them, but we can dislike stating our goals because we become accountable. Writing a book was more challenging than I ever considered and I intentionally talked about it and even committed to an end date that stressed me. I knew I needed to finish the project and create some outside accountability. How will you do this in your life soon?
This blog is part of a series from the book Discover Your Best Life by Mike Hintz. His personal, professional, and spiritual growth tools are also featured in Northlink Retreats. If this topic resonates with you consider reading the book or attending one of the upcoming retreats.