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In episode 2, we explore what it actually takes to change.
If you have a reaction or feeling that’s not serving you, a habit you want to create or break, an urge or craving you want to dissolve – you can rewire your brain to do what you want it to do, using the same process that created the problem in the first place.
In many ways, our brain doesn't differentiate between a real experience and one that we imagine.
This can lead to some problematic situations – if you're afraid of something, for example, just thinking about that thing can trigger a cascade of emotions and sensations in your body. The more this happens, the more your brain gets used to sending you a specific set of thoughts, emotions, and sensations.
The good news is that you can use this same process to create a new experience.
This is not one more more hack or technique to help you force or push or trick yourself to change or do something you don't really want to do.
This is a process that empowers you to train your brain to give you the kind of experience you want – as long as it's what you really want.
You can change today, and you can do it in a way that doesn't involve pushing or unproductive suffering, in a way that actually feels good.
- [00:00:33] Episode intro
- [00:08:59] Michael coaching "Logan," who has been feeling stuck in the process of writing his book
- [00:59:54] Synthesis – What is this process and why does it work?
- [01:08:28] Practice – How to Change in 5 Steps