Chapter 6 Gaining Self Awareness. A bird that sings does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. Chinese Proverb. Recognizing when you are off course. First, you accept personal responsibility.
A bird that sings does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
When you know someone well enough to predict what they will say or how they will react you recognize/understand their thought patterns.
4. Core beliefs-at a young age we form our core beliefs about the world, other people, and ourselves.
These core beliefs dictate our unconscious judgments about how we think, feel and act. These beliefs dictate the choices we make at the fork in the road.
1. The way other people respond(ed) to us.
2.What significant adults had to say to us.
Our attributions- kind, quiet, mean, rebellious, dominant, invisible.
Injunctions tell us what we “are not” or “should not be.” Includes primarily don’t
3. Observing the behavior of significant adults
We learn our personal and cultural scripts.
Watch a child playing and what do you notice? They are behaving as the adults around them.
The lens that we see the world through is based on our culture.
When under stress we refer to our scripts for guidance.
The scripts we developed in childhood are not appropriate for the adult world and challenges.
The million dollar questions is: Do my habitual habits help or hinder me in the pursuit of the life I want to create?
2. Investigative- abstract problem solving and exploring physical, biological, and cultural phenomena to understand and control them.
Careers- chemist, economist, detective, comp. analyst, doctor, astronomer, mathematician.
You intend to do your very best everyday to be the best you can be for yourself and others.