Hello again! Anthony Bonnici here. Wanted to share with you some thoughts on how our brains have set boundaries for us. I guess.
We go back to Albert Einstein who said we’re boxed in by the boundary conditions about thinking. Any Einstein’s work, he talked about how when we were young we put, I guess barriers up. Will if you think of it like a room four walls of a room, and our brain or ourselves, we work within those boundaries usually for the rest of our lives. So we create them how they created and why they created is what we’ll have a little bit of a chat about.
But the point being we will work within our comfort zone. Now, I know everyone’s spoken about that and you probably read books on it and you’ve heard no doubt the talk on being within your comfort zone and to grow, to develop, to learn to extend our boundaries we go beyond the comfort zone.
So we’ll just want to talk a little bit about that because the frame of reference with this especially as it refers to being comfortable has a lot to do with what set up when we’re younger.
So behavioural psychologists will talk about imprint phase so that the years between zero and seven where, and they call it imprint. Where whatever goes into our brain usually stays. So these are foundational values and beliefs were talking about here and for a lot of us, maybe even all of us. We’ve got a
significant amount of positive beliefs going in at that stage. So for me, you know be good to people, work hard, play hard do your very best in every situation.
They are all examples of positive beliefs that I still hold at the age of 48. I still hold them and they frame what I do, they help what I do. They contribute to my success. Now, what we work on with brain blinkers is to help people identify what’s been imprinted between the ages of zero and seven.
Usually. That are not helpful any more. Things that just went in because they went in and what we’ll talk about here is the concept of the prefrontal cortex.
So this part of your brain where a seven-year-old prefrontal cortex, and that’s the part of the brain responsible for objective and rational decision making.
Okay. So that part of the brain that really processes information hard in a hard or firm way to get an output or outcome. It’s not developed. And in fact, it’s not really developed in humans until mid-20s.
So what it means is for a seven-year-old child, they get an experience in life or get told something and it becomes the truth for them. Whether it’s right or wrong or whether you can process it another way. It doesn’t matter because the 7-year-old brain can’t process that differently. So if they’re told hey, I’m no good at maths or they even start to believe because they get a couple of exam results wrong.
Oh, I’m no good at maths. Well, then that sticks.That becomes an imprint in other forms of psychology. We call it conditioning. So we get conditioned to believe certain things about our abilities, about ourselves. About the world and those beliefs frame how we live the rest of our lives. So what we do with brain blinkers is help people identify what beliefs have been imprinted really early on.
That at the time we either never knew or were never able to process the real meaning or the reason behind it. Because a seven-year-old if they get told,
you know, you’re not very good at maths a seven-year-old months sort of sit there and challenge that necessarily. Because they go Oh! That’s what it is because their prefrontal cortex is not developed enough to challenge that particular belief.
Brain Blinkers helps people Identify some beliefs that might be holding people back. Like I’m no good at maths or I’m not smart enough or I could never learn a new language or I’m no good with change. They’re the beliefs that may have been imprinted very early on in life.
And for no reason of our won’t no fault of our own. They become foundational beliefs that we live the rest of our lives. And of course, we know that if you can just switch them a little bit or ship them a little bit. The result can be immense.
You can if you can stop believing that, you know good at math. So you might actually get okay at it. It doesn’t mean you’re going to be brilliant at it necessarily. You might but if you stop saying to you, so if you stop believing that you’re no good at math, that’s half the trick and getting better at that particular thing.
Just enjoyed it today.