Changing one’s mind about important issues is not only acceptable, but also a sign of healthy and spiritual growth. It is important to encourage this ongoing process of belief evolution rather than to discourage it. As you go about your mission everyday, it is important to remain open-minded and adaptable in this ever-changing world. As you grow and evolve, your beliefs will change. You will change your mind about your work, your lifestyle choices, and your mission. The most successful people in business, government, and religion are known to have shifted their positions on critical issues. If you are too rigid, your mission is more likely to fail.
There is a long list of people who had major breakthroughs after changing their minds about something important. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, changed his mind about advertisements in the news feed. For many years, he resisted his team’s requests to place advertisements in the news feed. However, as Facebook grew in popularity, he realized that advertising was critical to the platform’s long-term viability and profitability. He later changed his mind. This shift in thinking demonstrates his willingness to adapt and evolve his beliefs in response to new information and experiences. Hundreds of similar stories can be found with every major entrepreneur or religious leader.
Not all changes of mind are positive. Some people’s beliefs change for the worse, leading them down the path of perdition. It is critical to have a strong support system in place to avoid such a fate. Having mentors who can scrutinize your new beliefs and hold you accountable for your actions is part of this. Furthermore, having a strong team around you can serve as a sounding board for your ideas and help you avoid any negative shifts in perspective. You should be steadfast in your goals but flexible in how you go about achieving them.