You may be thinking to yourself the title of this blog may be a bit much. It may seem like it’s reaching. It may seem like it’s full of itself. Well, hear me out. You have to understand that if you live in any way, shape or form in the real modern world, you will be exposed to mental programming. The fact that you cannot quite put your finger on it speaks volumes to just how effective it is.
In fact, I would venture to guess that nine times out of ten, all the assumptions and expectations you have regarding any kind of issue or product was put there by somebody else. Believe it or not he did not put it there. Believe it or not he did not intentionally, logically and rationally select your type of mental programming. Somebody somehow at some point in time put that programming there. I know this sounds sinister. I know it may even sound conspiratorial.
However, this is the absolute truth because we live in a digital soup of messaging. Whether you’re on Facebook, Twitter, Social Media or any other kind of data platform, you are being hit backwards and forwards, going in and going out with mental programming. Until and unless you wake up to this, chances are you will be making all the wrong decisions when it comes to your product choices.
Let’s be honest here. Regardless of the particular thing you are aware of in your home, chances are you are less than happy with a large chunk of your purchases. This should come as no surprise. This should not shock anybody. This is the mental programming I’m talking about in full display.
How do you get past this mental programming? How do you overcome your typical product choices? Well, very simple. If you are looking for the very best beach shelter, you have to look at what you need. This flies in the face of typical commercial mental programming. According to this line of thinking, you should select products based on brand. You should select products based on how many friends recommended a particular option to you.
If you’re looking for a beach shelter, you know that relying on your friend’s recommendations is a non-starter. Why? Maybe they go to different beaches then. Perhaps they have different needs. They probably have different needs. Possibly, they have different budgets. Maybe they have different things to work with.
All those differences add up to a lot, and that’s why regardless how enthusiastic they are with their recommendation, chances are quite good that such a recommendation does not make any sense as far as you are concerned. A lot of people do not get this. A lot of people think that as long as they ride on a bandwagon and somehow some way the will make the right choice. This is why they fail again and again.
You worked hard for your money. Isn’t it time that you got the maximum value for every dollar you spend on anything? This is why you need go past mental programming. I know this is easier said than done. After all, mental programming is just part of the many mental habits we have picked up along the way.
However, now is the time to stand up. There’s no better time to look at your mental programming, disrupt it, expose it, do whatever you need to do to get out from under you. Here’s the best part, if you’re able to do that, you would be able to make better choices.