From Darlene Root…
Human behavior and self-improvement have always been interesting subjects to me. I have always been fascinated by “what makes people tick.” As a mentor, I have had students who get so caught up in why something won’t work, and they spiral down thinking things like: “I have always been this way,” “It’s just a bad habit that I can’t break,” or “Every time I try to do something I sabotage it.”
Habits are created over time, and oftentimes, they are instilled and repeated without anyone knowing the origin or the behavior. Worse yet, most people follow the behaviors of others blindly, which will reinforce and maintain their limiting belief.
The 5 Monkeys Experiment
An experimenter puts 5 monkeys in a large cage. High up at the top of the cage, well beyond the reach of the monkeys, is a bunch of bananas. Underneath the bananas is a ladder.