Originally posted February 23, 2009
I was just noodling on the web and ran across someone’s slides on how to create your future. He goes on to tell us the classic way to create your future is to think about life from this perspective… What if there were no limitations? The problem with this approach is that it does not honor The Drunk Monkey!
The Drunk Monkey’s job is to keep you alive by changing, fixing, avoiding or killing anything that might be potentially threatening. The very fact that you and I have that machine running in the background insures that we can NOT think or operate from the mindset of no limitation. Yes, I might be able to come up with a no limit thought. But actually implementing it is a nightmare. Why?
The Drunk Monkey’s job is to run in the background of my life and silently steer my body away from danger. New, different, amazing, mind blowing, out of the box and no limit all represent the unknown which The Drunk Monkey naturally avoids. So my no limit thinking is overridden by my body’s natural aversion to the unknown.
You must illuminate The Drunk Monkey and it’s motives if you are going to be able to make drastic changes. After you can spot The Drunk Monkey trying to protect you from your new future, then you can really make radical changes with minimal fear. If you don’t see The Drunk Monkey running your life, then you are stuck. You are The Drunk Monkey’s puppet.
To learn more about the The Drunk Monkey, Play This Video