It’s uncanny to me how the Personal Computer’s design and structure mirrors the human anatomy. Just think about how many aspects are similar.
You have a brain; your PC has a CPU (Central Processing Unit).
You have a memory; it has memory.
You have a nervous system; it has a wiring system.
You have 5 senses to get information into your brain; it has items such as a keyboard and a mouse to get information into the CPU/memory.
You use your mouth and body language to get information out of your brain into the world; it has output devices such as a monitor or printer.
You use food for power; it uses electricity.
Yet there is one thing in your computer that is totally transparent, yet makes the whole thing run and that’s software. And, as I’m sure you are aware there are two types:
- The Operating System
- The Programs
Humans also have two forms of Software:
- Our Core Values
- Our Belief Systems
For humans, our Operating system is our Core Values.
In referring to Values, this is not meant to be construed as morals or ethics.
Values, in this context, are the Emotional States that we must experience on a regular basis in order to feel whole and complete, happy and fulfilled.
Similar to a fingerprint, a person’s “Set of Core Values” is unique.
Because we each crave this unique set of emotional states they become what motivates us. The need to have these feelings regularly drives our focus. It’s the desire to constantly find ways to experience these states that is responsible for the framework of our lives.
For instance, someone that Values extreme fitness may express that by becoming a marathoner or a body builder. Likewise, someone that puts a high Value on feeling intelligence may become a PhD.
Values therefore are the underpinnings of what may be called the Major Areas of Priority in a person’s life. Those areas might be: work, recreation, who we marry, whether we become wealthy, our political leanings and so on.
The Programs, for Humans are our Belief Structures. These cause our specific actions.
Though it may not be very flattering to see ourselves as Stimulus – Response Creatures, here is the reality.
We live in a world where we are bombarded by messages from family, friends, work, school, church, the media and advertisers. The most current data suggest we are inundated with more than 40,000 advertisements on a daily basis.
Purely for self-preservation we all sort by deletion.
Consider this, whenever something enters your sphere of awareness, your subconscious mind asks two questions:
- What does this mean?
- What should I do?
It searches your memory, looking for a previous experience that had a favorable outcome. Providing there was such a previous experience, it will take a similar action.
Anyone ever leave you speechless? That’s because your brain couldn’t find a previous reference of someone (who held the same status in your life) saying something like that to you.
If this process did not occur, (albeit that it happens in a nanosecond and you are totally unaware of it) you would be paralyzed.
The evidence your brain gathered from that previous experience creates the basis of the belief that generates the action you take.
The good news and the bad news is, according to the laws of Nature (which never change) every specific action generates a specific and consistent result.
Thus the saying, “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of Insanity”.
Use the acronym B.A.R. to remember, if you want to raise the BAR in your life start with changing your Beliefs
Beliefs generate Actions
Actions generate Results
Results generate our Life
Eliminating disempowering beliefs and replacing them with beliefs that compel the kind of action that lead to living the Life of your Dreams is the key to success.
Unfortunately, the process of restructuring isn’t taught in public or even private schools.
It is however, taught at LifeWorks University.