Embrace a commitment to growth and being the best version of yourself.
So, I took a handful of different “implicit bias” tests after my buddy Rashaan urged me to. And with the topics of race and politics being so heated lately, I thought this would be a good time to do some positive reflection.
Through taking these tests I realized a few things about myself, the biggest one being: I really like to have things in boxes. One of the big positives about knowing this about myself is that I’ve got really concrete steps to throw those boxes away.
As I’ve spent time with a more diverse group of people, I’ve begun to feel my biases fall away, and in their place a broader outlook on life and the world has emerged. Now, this isn’t some sort of bragging moment. I know I’ve got a lot of work to do.
What I am aiming for is to make this episode a moment of inspiration for you. With all this negativity, anger, and sadness washing over the nation, consider the ways you can commit to improving yourself each and every day. Perhaps it’s finding new people to meet.
Maybe it’s challenging your status quo.
In this episode you’ll learn about…
- Continuing to grow. (2:40)
- Take the test. (3:58) – Harvard’s Project Implicit Test
- We fear what we don’t understand. (7:27)
- Understanding your own implicit biases. (11:29)
- It’s important to see and respect color. (14:51)
- Acknowledge your bias. Then do the work to grow. (18:14)
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