March 02nd, 2017
Almost any technology we buy these days comes from the factory with default settings.
What are default settings? These are the settings that the factory thinks the majority of operators will find useful.
They have much utility. We do not have to take the time to determine basic things like font size or programs we might want to use. There are so many decisions made that allow us to pull it from the box and start using it.
In addition to default settings, there are programs that "run in the background." Again these programs are great because they allow us to maximize our usage with limited input.
Here's the thing... we are just like that laptop.
We have programs running in the background and factory settings that determine our operational effectiveness.
These background programs affect most areas of your life, the relationships you end up with, the salary you have and the job you take, even the car you drive.
Like most programs, they are not necessarily bad. Many are useful, but we need to know what is running in the background.
Left unchecked these factory settings and programs can limit your performance.
Every fact you learn is filtered past, processed, and compared to every other thing you have "learned in the past."
The factory in our case is the environment we were exposed to in our formative years.
How you think about money, you better believe that you picked up those ideas from the things you heard or experienced as a kid.
The health of the relationships you accept, we need to understand where the ideas about what we thought we wanted or even deserved in the relationship were set.
The good news is like all settings they can be changed. Sure you may need to learn a little hack here or there, you maybe even need to learn a new operating language or install a patch over some damaged code.
However, that is okay because as long as we stop long enough to look at what we have running in the background, we can make changes.
What new upgrades will you install?
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