In the last post, we talked about moving from reaction to responding, and becoming more in control of how you respond by asking a set of questions that introduce a ‘pause’.
Today, I want to look at some of your role models.
We know from psychology that our early years, primarily 0-7 are labelled as the Imprint Period’. Here our little minds are effectively stuck in a trance-like state, bouncing between alpha and theta brain waves. We are absorbing, or imprinting our minds with everything that will allow us to survive. This period is when our deepest beliefs, values and judgements of the world are formed and accepted as true.
From 8-13, we run into the Modelling Period. In this period, we are trying on different ways of being and seeing what fits for us.
And then we move onto the Socialisation Period, from 13-21. This is when role models are very important. Here we are largely influenced by our peers and other people we like. We see people as ‘they are like me and I like them’, or ‘I like them and want to be like them’.
In prosperity, who were your role models?
What did the people around you or the people you liked teach you about: