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Our problems are caused by being 'here' but wanting to be 'there'.

By Michael Mead, Director, LiveWell.Coach | 29 April 2019

I'm going to make a claim about problems and mindset. My claim is that the problems that we don't enjoy dealing with in life are often caused by how we view ourselves, other people and the world around us and that this is ultimately driven by the cumulative effect of the following:

  • Our false sense of self/identity (our ego).
  • Our values (what we value and fully attach our false sense of self/identity (ego) to and identify with).
  • Our past experiences and biased/skewed view of reality.
  • Our higher level biological need to avoid pain, seek pleasure and conserve energy which can cause us to over think and build ourselves up as special or better than others in order to repair and protect our false sense of self and what we value.

That last point is an important one because it demonstrates clearly that the claim that 'our mindset determines our values' is a non-sequitur. It's our biological need to take the path of least...

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