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Lex v5.312 - all will be explained. Monday January 12, 2015

"Imagine if your beliefs guarantee you can never get to where you want to go?" Tony Robbins during his most popular TED Talk, "Why we do what we do."

Our beliefs form what psychologists often term as our mental map of the world. Folks, I don't need a new map, I need a new atlas!

Robbins, in his TED Talk, also said, "The defining factor is never resources, it is resourcefulness." Changing our beliefs and thus transforming our mental maps is the only guarantee that we can change our destination. And, if this is not too corny, changing your destination kind of changes your destiny, doesn't it?

I like the idea of mental maps. I also like the idea of mental software programmes. Approaching 54 this month, I would classify my current mental software as Lex v5.312! It's still got loads of bugs and still crashes most days. Furthermore, I really don't like where I'm getting to in life. So, I really need to improve my maps and update – or even upgrade my software, don't I?

If you are even remotely like me, where shall we start?

Surely our transformation must begin with our beliefs? St Paul talked about a pathway to transformation. He said it was through the renewing of our mind. That sounds like new beliefs and paradigms to me – new patterns of thinking, backed up by new habits of action.

If we see limiting beliefs as software bugs or errors on our map – whichever works best for you - we can also see a way forward. Let's hunt out and challenge those limiting beliefs. Capture them, challenge them, change them.

I know enough of my own limiting beliefs to make a start - and I'm willing to bet that you know some of your own too. I'm not even going to share my dirty washing here! What I am going to do, in privacy, is challenge their validity and then, if they don't stand up well to scrutiny, I'm going to go for a belief upgrade!

Robbins lists the following as examples of resourcefulness:
· Creativity
· Determination
· Love and Compassion
· Curiosity
· Passion
· Resolve

Even looking at this list, I find helpful. All of these I have experienced in my life and yet some are at a low ebb at the moment. I believe that strengthening my resourcefulness will help. I know I can take action to change the health of those factors in the list that are currently weak. And that is what I have decided to do.

Thus I close with my final Robbins' quote today: "Decision is the ultimate power."

A Moodscope member.

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Silvia A Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 12:47am

Hi, I am Silvia v5.30, to prevent crash need to be put to sleep before midnight.

Lex, you make me :D

The Entertrainer Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 5:24am

Sleeping Silvia... there's a name for a Princess in a Story. I'm glad you know the importance of sleep before a certain time... 8pm for me! (Only when I'm doing the Breakfast Show!) :D

DawnC.Ritchie Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 7:24am

I agree Lex, it all begins in the mind. Loved the 'Today I Choose' song on Hope FM.
Have a great day Lex.
Dawn x

Hopeful One Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 7:31am

Hi Lex- very good.In my v 3.10 I have a mental desktop icon marked " once a week" in which i have the following programmes- CC cleaner, ATF Cleaner,defrag, spybot and malwarebytes.The names give an idea of what they do.I run these each week to stop my belief software from being attacked by virus,trojans,worms and the defrag creates more space for -well creativity.In Robbins list i would place love and compassion both for oneself and others top of my list With those two the rest have a better chance.

Anonymous Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 7:52am

Thanks Lex, even though you explained it I struggled with the numbers then had a laugh when it ' clicked.' The list of resourcefulness ideas warmed my heart and whilst a bit 'wobbly' moodwise at the moment gave me a boost as I realize there are goals in each category We can all achieve each day at whatever level we are able. We don't need to judge our level of achievement just enjoy the achievement. 54 isn't that bad wait till it's 6.512 like me!

Anonymous Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 8:31am

Always value for the mind, Lex. Good blog to set us thinking and re jigging. I am 6.28....if I've got your drift.. It took me some time as at first, I thought it was something to do with computers?

Mary Blackhurst Hill Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 8:38am

And I thought it was going to be some kind of spoof on bible verses, you know; John 3:16 and all that? And when you started talking about beliefs, well! This is a really good, helpful, practical and humorous post today, Lex: you have surpassed yourself. I'm just off to a coaching session now and, having paid attention to one area of my life in the last few months (the writing), I now need to address the other areas. I will be sure to look at the limiting beliefs there too. Bless you, my friend. Have a good dollop of encouragement from the rest of us.

The Entertrainer Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 9:52am

That was a fun show this morning... and made all the more special knowing you were listening... I'll ask Caroline if I can do some shameless promoting!!! Have a happy day full of great choices L'xx

The Entertrainer Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 9:53am

Ah, Hopeful One... Love never fails... I read that in a good book somewhere!

The Entertrainer Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 9:57am

Dearest 6.512... I'd love to learn some wisdom from you!
I like tiny increments when moving towards love and kindness and all that good stuff. Great leaps are exciting, but daily steady progress is also fab.

The Entertrainer Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 9:58am

Hi 6.28, that's a great programme, full of wisdom! (And I bet some wonderful stories and insights to share?)

The Entertrainer Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 10:00am

Dollop received... should I be bouncing after my food? Have a great session, Mary - may your attention rest on the best things, and insights flow - lifting you up on Eagle's wings. L'xx

Steve M Nash Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 12:07pm

YOU are the ultimate power! And part of you exercising your powers is to decide (choose) or not. You also get to make mistakes, to beat yourself up over that (or not), and to experience a whole host of other adventures particular to you and only you.

Tony Robbins is okay, mostly harmless, but I am not a fan because he continues the myth of 'not okayness'.

I much prefer the likes of these folks below

"If the only thing people learned was not to be afraid of their experience, that alone would change the world."
-- Syd Banks

"How soon will you realise that the only thing you don't have is the direct experience that there's nothing you need that you don't have?"
-- Ken Keyes, JR

"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better."
-- Maya Angelou

"Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security."
-- John Allen Paulos

"You can't teach anybody anything, only make them realize the answers are already inside them."
-- Galileo Galilei

But, hey, we're all entitled to our opinions...



Anonymous Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 3:30pm

Dear Lex; I always enjoy your blogs - thank-you; and how empowering is the notion that we always have a choice; darling hubby reckons that there are always 3 options in any given situation; accept and deal with it; challenge and change it; or change your response to it (he puts it more clearly so I hope you get the drift).

And Steve thank-you for these quotes; I particularly liked the last two.

I am currently in a "Do I stay or do I go" situation which is making me anxious so I love the idea of developing resourcefulness; and the realisation that I already have the answers inside me ...


DawnC.Ritchie Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 4:33pm

Hopeful One, I love how you have applied the technical terms to your body and mind. It has the makings of a blog...
Warmest wishes, Dawn

DawnC.Ritchie Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 4:35pm

Thanks for that Lex, it is lovely knowing I made a difference by being blessed listening.
Warmest wishes, Dawn xx

Anonymous Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 4:49pm

Help! I'm raising my hand as a dunderheid...I have total number dyslexia...what is the meaning? Is it age? Feel perfectly daft!!! :-D
Love from the room above the garage x.

Hopeful One Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 4:52pm

Hi Dawn -thanks for the encouragment.I will see what I can do after the next defrag. Cyber hugs.

Anonymous Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 4:55pm you have a deadline? If not then don't hurry. A wise soul once said to me that if you don't know at that very moment then the answer has to be no. Maybe you can wait it out until it's clear? On the other hand (just to confuse you...I so Iike being helpful!!!), if something has shifted deeply within you then perhaps you know the answer. And perhaps you just need time to get used to your choice. Trust yourself. And don't be hurried. Love from the room above the garage xx.

Anonymous Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 6:43pm

Dear RATG - I'm with you! Is it to do with our current age and how many months to our next hippo birdie??!! (Hippo birdie is my daft way of sayng happy birthday!)
Karen :)

Anonymous Mon, Jan 12th 2015 @ 8:18pm

Thank-you so much RATG; unfortunately at the moment I am trying to deal with missed deadlines; but I do feel as if something is shifting deep within ...
yes, your words are very wise; I just need time to get used to the choice; it is very time consuming ... and energy consuming ...
in the meantime it's back to the missed deadlines!
Love Frankie

The Entertrainer Wed, Jan 14th 2015 @ 5:10am

My apologies - I missed the later comments. Yes, it's your age and the months. I'm in my 5th decade - the 5, 3rd year and in the twelfth month 5.312... and I'd even promised to explain this. Forgiveness would be appreciated x

The Entertrainer Wed, Jan 14th 2015 @ 5:53am

Hi Steve
Thanks for the interaction and the quotes.
I have very mixed feelings about the whole Tony Robbins approach - but this very fact epitomises my attitude to all gurus - you don't have to take the whole 'package'! When someone 'speaks' to me, I'm happy to borrow from and acknowledge that source. Fact is, I've never met a guru yet who I agree with 100%. I love Sufi stories but I'm not a Muslim. I love the Hindu respect for Nature... but I'm not a Hindu. I look a bit like those Buddha statues... you get my point.
Perhaps it is important to explicitly say that quoting someone is not an endorsement of their whole package of beliefs and values???
Even you and I might disagree on where the Ultimate Power lies!!!

The Entertrainer Wed, Jan 14th 2015 @ 5:53am

Hi Frankie - Hubby's got some great wisdom there... and a blog in itself? Hint... hint!! L'x

Silvia A Wed, Jan 14th 2015 @ 4:44pm

I wrote a comment, checked it ( I think) and it is not there. This has been happening without my noticing. I think I check...

Anonymous Wed, Jan 14th 2015 @ 6:50pm

Forgiveness? Lol!!! None needed. Forgive my numpty ness :-D

Anonymous Wed, Jan 14th 2015 @ 6:52pm

Oooh, so you're due a birthday any day!! I'm 4.111 :-)

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