Confidence-Building Community Workbook

Section 3

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We never outperform our identity, so how we see ourselves is crucial.

We must realize that our self-image is deeply rooted. New perceptions of the self must be accepted and absorbed by the primitive robotic mind. For people experiencing confidence issues, the mind has adopted and cemented the identity of "one who lacks confidence." 

A person who lacks confidence might be described as fearful, anxious, uncertain, weak, timid, nervous, passive, indecisive, lacking ambition, socially awkward, or complacent.

However, the primitive robotic mind can be influenced into accepting a more confident self-image if its learning needs are met.

A confident person might be described as having a strong belief in themselves, being courageous, self-assured, poised, assertive, self-respectful, competent, socially intelligent, self-reliant, composed, or determined.  

We must realize that the primitive robotic mind has adopted an identity, and we will never outperform our self-image until it is adjusted. Lasting change requires an acceptance that patterns have a neurological reality.  

The primitive robotic mind:   

  • is a learning machine.  
  • is not your soul, spirit, or higher power.
  • runs outdated programs based on beliefs installed during times of vulnerability. 
  • continually serves up the same old thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns.
  • has a stubborn nature that must be programmed with conscious awareness. 
  • has the job of maintaining the status quo.   
  • prefers familiar paths of least resistance we refer to as “cow paths.”
  • can be re-educated.

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