Stumble across this and I found the pictures quite useful!! Got me pondering about things that I have been stuck with my life all these while that I find limits my potential.
Seriously, if I stop myself from coming out of my comfort zone to teach because I knew had a bad temper, I'd be stuck in my day job sulking each day...
Thanks Vlad from Alive with Passion! Original article here
When a baby elephant is born, the herder ties it to a peg with a rope. At this point, the rope is strong enough to hold the elephant.The baby elephant quickly learns that trying to escape the rope is futile. And he keeps that learning with him, even as he grows up and the rope becomes far too weak to hold him.
What is a belief, exactly?
- there is no “true” or “false” with beliefs, only useful and detrimental
- a belief is just the best available explanation of the evidence you observe
Changing your limiting beliefs
1. Identify a limiting belief
2. Choose a belief you would like to have instead
new: “I can attract just the right partner for me.”
new: “I can earn as much as I want for my ideal life.”
3. Get rid of the emotional superglue
“I still believe in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy,” she piped up.
- being in touch with her roots
- sharing the culture with other people
- commiserating with friends who also claim to suck at maths
- giving up responsibility for your maths grade
- avoiding being called a “geek”
- and many others…
4. Re-frame the evidence
I failed the last two tests
I haven’t studied properly for them. I used the wrong studying methods.
I got an answer wrong in class
I was tired
Even the best students sometimes get it wrong. Getting an answer wrong is not an indication of maths skills.
I have become better at maths by stepping up and getting the chance to fail and get feedback.
My mother said it’s her genes
Robert has parents who claim they suck at maths, yet he’s a maths genius.
5. Find evidence for your new belief
Summary and next actions
- Identify a limiting belief
- Pick a belief you would like to hold instead
- Get rid of the emotional superglue
- Cut off the table legs of evidence by reframing them
- Gather as much evidence as possible for your new empowering belief