If you have ever made a rational decision to change some behavior but found that no matter how hard you tried, you simply were not successful, then this book could change your life. I’ve known countless people who vowed to change some behavior, had some initial success but eventually fell back into their old habits.
Dr. Mario Martinez, author of The Mind Body Code – How to Change the Beliefs that Limit Your Health, Longevity and Success, explores why changing behavior is so difficult and more importantly how we can make permanent changes in our lives. According to Dr. Martinez, “Many failures in life have to do with trying to solve experiential problems with intellectualized solutions.” The brain has often been compared to a computer. Dr. Martinez says there is a fundamental difference. “Computers process data; human beings contextualize meaning.”
If humans were more like computers, we could simply analyze information, and select the best possible outcome from a list of choices. But we are not at all like computers. According to Dr. Martinez, we have been conditioned by our “cultural editors”, our parents, teachers, peers and others of influence in our lives. Based on what we were taught, we assign meaning to events that shape our beliefs. In order to change those experiential meanings, we need to bring them back up, feel the felt meaning and replace those felt meanings with new meanings that will help us move forward with more empowering behaviors.
Dr. Martinez’s goal…