Join us today for the Saturday Night Special about why we are the program and the programmer of our brain...

In this episode I talk to you about recognizing the way we are programed by our thoughts but also able to program them...

In tonight’s Saturday Night Special I ask you what your internal programing is.  I also share why you are not only the program but the programmer of your life.  I also share why learning to have metacognition about your cognition is so important.

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SNS90 Saturday Night Special – What’s Your Programing
[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: [00:00:00] Welcome to tonight's Saturday night, special episode 90.
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[00:00:31]Scott Maderer: [00:00:31] you've done. You recognize at first that you're struggling. You're not able to do things, but, and you think to yourself, I'll never be able to do this, but if you practice long enough, you suddenly can do it. And that new level of confidence lets you recognize that when you think to yourself, I can never do this.
[00:00:50] It may not be true. Psychotherapy can do that. Meditation can do that. Yoga welcome. And thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship [00:01:00] podcast. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures. For your true calling in the inspired stewardship podcast, we'll learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world
[00:01:22]And tonight, Saturday night, special, I ask what your internal programming is. I also share why you are not only the program, but the programmer of your life. And I also share why learning to have metacognition about your cognition is so important. No one area that a lot of folks need some help with is around the area of productivity.
[00:01:48] Getting not just more things done, but actually getting the right things done can be really tough. I've got a course called productivity for your passion. That's [00:02:00] designed to help you do this and then to hold you accountable and walk with you so that you can tailor productivity, not just to be getting more done, but actually getting the right things done.
[00:02:14] What's more, we take the approach of looking at your personality and how you actually look at things in the world and tailor the productivity system to your personality. Cause the truth is a lot of the systems that are out there are written really well for somebody with a particular personality type.
[00:02:32] But if you have a different approach to things, they just don't work, but there's tools and techniques and approaches that you can take that will work for anyone. And we help you do that and productivity for your passion. Check it out over@inspiredstewardship.com slash launch. What are the things that I've been looking at a lot lately, because I've got a son who's turning 18 and he's always been [00:03:00] interested in computers.
[00:03:01] And he and I are bonding over that. It's an interest of mine. And so we've talked about it. We play games together on computers. We built computers together. We've even done a little bit of programming. And one of the things that it's got me thinking about is this idea of computer programs and computer hardware and how they work together, how there's an operating system.
[00:03:24] And then there's programs that run on top of it and debugging them if something goes wrong. And it got me then thinking about how that applies to us as people. See the truth is we all have internal programming. We all have things that have been programmed into a software and tools that are installed from our very beginning.
[00:03:48] And I'm not necessarily just talking about genetics here either. A lot of it has to do with our environment. Think about it. Some of the thoughts that you have are there because you've heard [00:04:00] them over and over again, since you were a child. And this thought software, this installed at a very deep level, but the truth is there's an even deeper level.
[00:04:14] There's the truth of who you are that may be deeper than some of the software that's installed on top of it. And I was reading an interesting article about personal practices, about the idea that there are different kinds of tools and practices that we've developed as human beings to help us uncover some of those deeper.
[00:04:41] Thought programs that are lying down at the lowest level. It was a psychology today article and it talked about how things like yoga, martial arts, meditation, 12 step programs, psychotherapy, religion, certain art, sports, marriage, parenting music, [00:05:00] being a religious person, like a monk or a priest, or even doing things like writing quality software can help us uncover these deeper thoughts.
[00:05:11]At first glance, none of these things seem similar to the other, but the point is, if they're done in a certain way, they can help us begin to understand that we are both through programs that are running within us. And we are the programmer of those as well that the program or the thoughts that we have about ourselves is part of our programming.
[00:05:35]It becomes circular and confusing and a little hard to think about, but our thoughts are used to think about our thoughts and it seems like it's all us, it seems like it's all one thing. However, there's levels to it. And sometimes the deeper thoughts that we have are not reality. And we need to expose that.
[00:05:57] We need to understand that we have [00:06:00] thoughts that are related and reactions to things that happen around us. The truth is that when something happens, we have then thoughts about it. Sometimes those are good thoughts. Sometimes those are bad thoughts. Sometimes those are thoughts that lead us to feeling better or feeling worse or not feeling anything about it.
[00:06:21] And then oftentimes in response to those thoughts, we take action. And again, those actions can be good actions that can be bad actions. They can be in different actions. But then the results of those actions happen, and those could be good or bad or indifferent. So our thoughts affect our life. But if you could stop and recognize that thought is not a hundred percent, certain are always spot on are always perfect.
[00:06:51] Then you can begin to reprogram. Your own life, you can recognize that you're the programmer and you have a [00:07:00] certain amount of control. Thinking about your thinking. It's called metacognition, thinking about your thinking has power and that's what many of those personal practices can allow us to do? A personal practice can slow us.
[00:07:16] Meditation slows us down and lets us begin to recognize when thoughts come into us. We don't have to accept them. We can let them go. Yoga can do the same thing. Martial arts done well, can do the same thing, anything that lets you recognize that when you have a thought you can stop and evaluate that thought before you do anything else and you can decide to accept it or to reject it.
[00:07:44] Allows us to begin to quote reprogram ourself. It's not just doing the practice though. It's doing it in the right way. That begins to give us confidence. If you take martial arts, for example, done well, you recognize at first that you're [00:08:00] struggling. You're not able to do things, but, and you think to yourself, I'll never be able to do this, but if you practice long enough, you suddenly can do it.
[00:08:09] And that new level of confidence lets you recognize that when you think to yourself, I can never do this. It may not be true. Psychotherapy can do that. Meditation could do that. Yoga parenting done well, can do that. All of these things can let you see that. When you think about your thoughts. You can recognize whether or not they're fundamentally true, or whether they're a truth that you want to accept into your life.
[00:08:37] And if they are, you can move forward with them. But if they're not, you can stop and work to uncover and root them out and put in new thoughts. This is something that I've seen happen and I've seen the power of it. How recognizing our own limiting beliefs and helping us uncover them can [00:09:00] lead to tremendous and powerful change.
[00:09:03] How recognizing that the thoughts we have are always true, that other people can have views that also have power and value recognizing that my truth doesn't always have to be yours. It's not that there's no truth that it's not that there's no fundamental things that we all need to recognize, but it's.
[00:09:24] That some of the things that I think are true may not just be universally true. Maybe they're just true for me. And maybe I can be open to examining that and listening to input from other people and hearing other views. It's a powerful recognition. When you begin to think about your thinking. Thanks for listening.
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