1. A child’s mind cannot comprehend reality
The way a child’s brain works is dependent on his or her experiences. Interactions with other people and objects are critical to a child’s developing brain. Therefore, different experiences make a child’s brain develop in different ways.
It is the plasticity of the mind, and its ability to adapt to a demanding and changing environment that allows a child to learn. Children tend to soak up rules, information and ways of being from their parents and those they interact with.
In other words, a child’s ability to solve problems, understand language, and interact with other people is often influenced by his experiences during infancy and young childhood. Additionally, genes can affect the way a child develop.
2. Our environment shapes us
Behavior, whether good or bad, can be triggered by your environment, or acquired from your environment. In other words, living in the same house, working in the company, or having your meal in the same room every other day means that you are surrounded by the same environmental triggers every other day.
If that is the case, then it means that you cannot be able to develop new habits. With that in mind, to be able to learn new habits or behaviors, it is imperative that you change your environment.
3. We inherit our perspective of the world
A child’s early behavior or personality tends to indicate the kind of personality or behavior they will have as an adult. With that in mind, below are behaviors and traits that can be inherited from childhood:
- Learned helplessness: A child who believes that he has no ability to perform certain tasks on a regular basis, or that he has no control over his environment tends to develop learned helplessness, which can persist into adulthood.
- Anxiety: Anxiety is an emotion that tends to be passed down from one generation to the next. Therefore, if you inherited anxiety as a child, chances are that you will still exhibit symptoms of anxiety in your adulthood.
- Parents beliefs: Parents tend to transfer their beliefs to their children. Every belief a parent holds, whether conscious or subconscious tends to be transferred to a child’s subconscious mind. This can influence how a child perceives the world around him even into his adulthood.
- Self limiting beliefs: Adults tend to hold onto the beliefs they developed during their childhood. With that being said, the negative self-beliefs you’ve had your entire life can hinder you from becoming successful. These limiting beliefs persist due to what we refer to as belief perseverance.
- Self prescribed perfectionism: This trait develops during childhood as children try to protect themselves from their parents’ shortcomings, and it can persist into adulthood.
- Isolation: Loneliness and social isolation can persist into adolescent years and even adulthood.
4. These foundations manifest as symptoms in adulthood
Individuals who inherit limiting thoughts and beliefs from childhood, for instance, tend to have problems with self-worth, connection, intimacy and love. They are unable to commit to relationships. Additionally, they may feel deeply flawed. Other patterns manifested in adulthood include neediness, hyper-controlling, being domineering, or over-critical.
5. Our perception of reality is called to question
- Seeing people separate themselves from their parents’ patterns more so if those patterns are not adding value to their life
- Seeing people experience their own resilience
- Seeing people being more present and capable to make unique contributions to their world
- Seeing people being more connected to their own authenticity
- Seeing people being more at peace with themselves
- Seeing people who had self-limiting beliefs as children become successful entrepreneurs, for instance