The Truth About Limiting Beliefs - A Pathway Through The Jungle
Posted on 12th May 2022 at 14:04
This week's The Hack 100x episode, hosted by Leon McQuade, Paul Longely and Dean Bulfeild
The Truth About Limiting Beliefs - A Pathway Through The Jungle
We all have limiting beliefs of some sort. They can be about our abilities, worth, or what's possible for us. And these beliefs can keep us from achieving our goals and living the life we want to live.
It doesn't have to be that way. We can overcome our limiting beliefs by identifying them, understanding their origins, and creating new, more empowering beliefs. So, what exactly are limiting beliefs? They are simply ideas or thoughts that we have about ourselves that hold us back somehow. Maybe you believe you're not good enough or don't deserve success. Perhaps you think you can't achieve your dreams or that it's impossible for you to be happy and fulfilled.
These are all examples of limiting beliefs, which can significantly impact our lives if we let them. Limiting beliefs can keep us from going after our dreams, trying new things, or taking risks. They can make us feel stuck and like we're not in control of our lives.
But here's the good news: we can change our limiting beliefs. Just because we have them doesn't mean we're stuck with them forever. We can choose to believe something different. We can create new, empowering beliefs that will help us achieve our goals and live the life we want to live.
I'm a huge fan of Bob Proctor and his definition of a limiting belief or paradigm. He better describes the software we have unknowingly installed in our heads that keeps us from achieving our full potential.
Bob explains a belief is only a thought that we keep thinking about, and a paradigm is a set of those beliefs. When we change the paradigms in our heads, we change our lives. It's not easy to do, but it's worth it. I challenge you to look at your own life and see where you might be holding yourself back with some self-limiting beliefs. Then, change those beliefs and watch your life change for the better. You'll be glad you did!
The Truth About Limiting Beliefs - The Hack Podcast
What Is A Paradigm?
When we think about a paradigm, it's like installing software in our subconscious. A mental program with almost exclusive control over what you do habitual behaviour-wise!
Stop and think about it. Virtually everything we do is habitual. Even things that you might not consider habitual, like getting out of bed to head off to work on time to go to sleep at night, are routines that you follow daily. And the way you eat, exercise, work, and relax are all habits you've developed over time. Even the time you wake up and go to sleep is usually based on habits you've formed.
So when you think about it, virtually all of your behaviour is habitual. And while some habits might be more challenging to break than others, the fact is that all habits can be changed if you're willing to put in the effort.
Now, let’s look at other aspects of your life that your paradigm has enormous influence over.
Your paradigm controls many aspects of your life, like how you feel about yourself and others. It also controls your…
Use of time
Ability to earn money
The box that is your mind can be tough to break out of, but there are no limits once you do.
The Chimp Paradox Mind Model
Trying to break free of your old conditioning can be challenging, where the Chimp Paradox Model comes in. Leon and Paul share their insights from reading Dr Steve Peters's newest update on the model with his new book "A Path Through The Jungle.
The Chimp Management Mind Model is a step-by-step guide to getting your mind in shape, allowing you to tackle anything life throws at it. Professor Steve Peters's latest update, "A Path Through The Jungle", builds on his first book, The Chimp Paradox, first published back in 2012.
A Path through the Jungle' is a practical self-development programme structured to help you break free of your limiting beliefs. Complex neuroscience is explained in straightforward terms through his Chimp Management Mind Model, which we share our thoughts and take on in the Podcast.
The fantastic, easy-to-understand way to gain insight into your mind is by understanding the human brain's psychological system. This complex process doesn't have to be hard if we make it simple and straightforward enough for everyone!
Ever feel like you're being pulled in three different directions? According to Peters, we all have three separate psychological minds: the Chimp, the Human and the Computer
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This is because such a culture understands that no single individual has all the answers, that the group's collective intelligence is greater than the sum of its parts, and that Trial and Error is a necessary part of the learning process.
In such an environment, a strategy can be seen not as top-down but as a set of principles that everyone in the organisation can buy into and work towards. As a result, a culture-based strategy has a much greater chance of success than one that tries to impose change from above.
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The rational, analytical part of our brain processes information in a considered, factual way before eliciting action.The Computer.
Where learn behaviours and information is stored for future reference.
As Peters points out, the computer is up to 15 times faster than the human and chimp react to information. This is where all of your false beliefs and Paradigms are stored.
It's somewhat of a paradox in that the Chimp can be either your best friend or, worse, enemy and sometimes both at the same time. In order to harness the power of the Chimp, Peters suggests that we need to learn how to control it. This can be done by understanding its triggers and learning to defuse them. Only then can we truly benefit from the power of the Chimp, as we always need to remember it's neither good nor bad. It's just a Chimp!
So please tune in and ditch those old ways of thinking and embrace a fresh perspective on life by listening to the secret we share on this episode of The Hack Podcast. You'll be able to break free from Paradigms (limiting beliefs) at no time!
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