Example of What Works to Create Change
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Everyday we are BOMBARDED by messages from every direction, every message trying to influence our thoughts, feelings and actions.These messages are designed to influence you.
(make sure to watch the video below “Who Commands You?”)
If you don’t censor what goes into your mind you will end up being controlled by the programmers of those messages. If you don’t decide for you….others will decide for you and command your actions. What programs reside in your mind right now that you don’t even no about.
Do you have automatic responses to certain ideas or circumstances? Those are installed programs running your life for you more than likely.
Have you learned really well the following programs:
Did you see? It only took TWO failures, in a fixed impossible set up situation, for people to give up!!
In the learned helplessness experiment an animal is repeatedly hurt by an adverse stimulus which it cannot escape.
Eventually the animal will stop trying to avoid the pain and behave as if it is utterly helpless to change the situation.
Finally, when opportunities to escape are presented, this learned helplessness prevents any action. The only coping mechanism the animal uses is to be stoical and put up with the discomfort, not expending energy getting worked up about the adverse stimulus.
A famous example of this is elephants are trained as babies they cannot escape the chain around their leg. When they are full grown they don’t even try to break the chain, which is now only a small rope, because they have learned “they can’t”.
What areas of training are you having difficulty breaking free from?
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