01 Oct First, we are a product of our environment
You’ve no doubt heard the notion that we are all a product of our environment. Normally this is used within the context of violent criminals, or to explain undesirable characteristics. But it’s also true of wealthy, successful and healthy people, and those with happy, long-lasting relationships. We are all products of our environment.
For instance, if we were born into starvation and violence, we’d be a very different person than if
we’d been born into abundance and peace. Studies show that a mother’s experience of her ‘world’ directly impacts the brain development of her unborn baby. The unborn child is already adapting to the environment awaiting it. Throughout our lives, our environment continues to shape us, but none more so than in our early years.
You may or may not like doing it, but take a look at your past as within it sits the clues to your blocks
and barriers, fears and doubts, expectations and standards. Left unchecked, we naturally perpetuate the environment we grew up in.
If you’re not happy with the idea of your past equalling or defining your present and future, you need to get fully engaged in changing the course of your life. If you don’t, history has a canny knack of repeating itself. The good news is, change is completely possible.