DECODING HUMAN PERFORMANCE
Expanding On The Evaluation Of Human Performance, Perspective & Awareness
There is no doubt in my mind that the World faces a global, behavioral epidemic. Never before have we seen so many suicides and mental disorders like depression, anxiety, AD(H)D, plaguing our media. As a result there's been a profound increase in prescriptions, one that's labeled an entire generation: Generation Medication. What is going to happen when these kids get older and what happens over the long term...?
The NHS prescribed a record number of antidepressants last year, fuelling an upward trend that has seen the number of pills given to patients more than double over the last decade. - Source The Guardian June 29th, 2017
In 2014 the United States indicated that a Grand Total of 8,389,034 kids are on psychiatric medications
between the ages of 0-17 - SOURCE: IMS, Vector One: National (VONA) and Total Patient Tracker (TPT) Database, Year 2013, Extracted April 2014.
Overall, more than five million antidepressant prescriptions were dispensed to youth under 18 between 2010 and 2013 in Canada - SOURCE: Canadian Journal Psychiatry - November 14, 2016
THE PINK ELEPHANT
Solutions For The Biggest Challenges
There are numerous challenges we all face when addressing the above stats, the biggest, most obvious, is the BIG FAT PINK ELEPHANT STANDING IN THE ROOM! The prescription focused behavioral treatment model ELEPHANT that looks at how to label it and fix it as quick as possible and does not in any way concerned to understand WHY it's there.
The first step in addressing these challenges is to decode the HumanOS and the mechanism that is driving all behavior. We must reverse engineer if we are to stop allowing environmental and illusionary standards set out by society, cultural inheritances or out-dated models and systems that are no longer relevant, to dictate what is okay, and not okay, for our own experience of life.
So if you're waiting to be told, or you're doing anything for the approval or recognition from others, or anything outside of yourself, then there's a high probability you're primed to experience life from a Protective Mindset; you're giving power away and making other people or things responsible for your wellbeing and experience of life. This model of the World gives everything outside of yourself control. You're playing defense and in a state of protection. And that's okay... It's not your fault..., it's by design, and when you understand this design, you can affect it's outcomes for a higher, energy rich experience.
I, by my very nature, will always default to empathy, not out of pity, but because I know and understand at a very deep level, that everyday struggle 99% of people face, IS REAL, and I know that for the most part, very few people have been set up to win, which is why, living a fulfilled life seems like a distant dream.
It took me a near-death experience before I would eventually understand and crack the code to really turning it all around.
And if you continue reading... So can you!
I was one of statistics above.
From the age of 13/14 I had been dosed on a cocktail of medications to alter my mood, physiology, biochemistry and neurology.
I was labelled a bi-polar, manic depressive with aggressive anti-authoritarian tendencies. Failing any progress by the time I was 16 and under the advisory of my psychologist and psychiatrist I was committed to a psychiatric ward for observation. By 18, I had been expelled from 2 schools, my interest in furthering my education had all but diminished. I know and I get it, so it's important for me that you understand and you get it too, so you too can break through the boundaries that others may have defined you as and live a life fueled by passion, purpose and meaning.
Here's the crucial knowledge bomb you NEED to accept.
Your everyday life is made up of two modes, what neuroscientists refer to as a BAS and BIS mode, behavioral activating and inhibitory systems; it's a wiring that stretches all the way back over our evolutionary development AND, you can only be in one mode at a time.
The same as a car can not be in reverse and drive at the same time. We can use the metaphoric car to describe these modes as Stationary/Reverse(Inhibitory) & Drive/Sport(Activating) "modes" representing the Human Mindset, so you're either in a Growth Mindset or a Protective Mindset mode. Either stuck, moving away from, or, towards; neither is good nor bad, positive or negative.
In fact we should for all purposes and means please get away from all polarized and emotionally charged language patterns or anything that has a strong dogma.
Your Protective Mindset and behavioral performance patterning is a completely natural and normal human experience, just as you would feel a thorn poking into your foot so your behavior are indicators to let you know whether you're aligned to a flow state of Growth or Protection.
In fact you're wired for survival and to protect yourself from experiencing pain. You're also wired for pleasure, it just depends on what you want to experience and it ALL is dependent on your perspective of what it all means to you.
THE CONDITIONED MINDSET
The conditioning model has always been environmental stimuli in, from the moment you formed a zygote in your mothers womb, you started to receive information via emotional stimuli from your mothers experience of life and intellectual stimuli from your father in relationship to how he is intellectually processing his life. You already come equipped with a preset of neurological wirings that are not entirely yours; a mesh of emotional impulses and intellectual belief systems. The external conditioning continues when you look towards your parents for acknowledgement of what is appropriate and okay via the reward system, dopamine response, observing your mothers and fathers facial and emotional expressions, this gets further cemented when you enter an educational system which says only those who get this standard are deemed good enough and so we continually look toward external environmental standards to measure ourselves and hold ourselves up to.
The problem is that this type of standardized model means that only those designed for that model will succeed and the rest will die trying... literally. You will never get a square peg to fit into a triangular hole and you'll break it if it's forced.
And so Einstein was right and we have the stats to prove it. If you measure a fish by it's ability to climb a tree then it will live it's whole life thinking it's stupid.
We are all in dire need of new evaluation models that are integral to our entire experience of life so that we all may know what our own individual full spectrum of potential is.
THE 2 STATES OF PERSPECTIVE
Shifting Between A Growth & Protective Mindset
The two states of Perspective are defined as:-
A Re-Active/Protective Mindset: Expressive or introspective discouraging performance patterns indicating behavior that exhibits some form of lack from one's own experience.
A Pro-Active Growth Mindset: Expressive or introspective encouraging behavioral patterns, generating amd indicative of a fulfilling and pleasurable experience of life.
In the last 2 decades there has been a major focus on Emotional Intelligence, many people are looking to what is driving our behavior and part of this reverse engineering project is to look at the energy that is the driving force behind the behavior; our emotional state, much research and many books have been written on this over the years however for many it's still a separate model and not inclusive of the other 4 Domains, you can read about the 5 Categories Of Human Potential
If you're following me so far, you will now know that behavior has two modes, and that these modes are driven by energy linked to our emotional states, the old e-motion, energy in motion but that's where most people stop...
Few are asking the question, what's driving our emotional state? What has the ability to generate vast amounts of energy potential. Potential that has the capacity for accomplishing sometimes almost superhuman feats, the answer is our NEEDS.
"We don’t always get what we want however we certainly almost ALWAYS get what we NEED!"
NEEDS DRIVE EMOTION
EMOTION STEERS PERFORMANCE
Behind All Emotion & Behavior Is A Need Wanting To Be Fulfilled.
All Humans have the same driving needs that are necessary to feel fulfilled regardless of faith, culture, social class or geographical location. Depending on your LifePrint Personality Analysis there will be specific needs that will play a higher importance for you, however ultimately we want them all fulfilled to really feel like life is happening for us, instead of to us.
All emotion and behavior are driven by our Needs, what mostly bothers us, is how we go about fulfilling, achieving and satisfying these Needs which results in either a Growth Mindset or a Protective Mindset Performance Pattern.
When evaluating the highest driving needs of a person, relationship or team you will know the key ingredients and leverage necessary to make dynamic, impactful, long lasting change that will produce a higher quality of life experience and engagement.
When you shift to generating your own needs instead of waiting for the environment to feed them back to you, you step into the driver seat, you're in control and accountable for your own choices, decisions and experiences, you're not making other people or things responsible; I call this self-leadership; knowing the full-spectrum of your Performance Potential and the ability to self-disrupt before you self-destruct your own Protective Performance patterns.
Welcome to being in full control of your LifePrint Operating System.