Liminal Thinking by Dave Gray – The opening quote says it all
– We construct our beliefs, mostly unconsciously, and thereafter they hold us captive. They can focus us and make us effective, but they can also limit us: they bind us to possibility, hold us in a fog of fear and doubt.
Dave Gray believes to make an effective and innovate change, you have to be “liminal” or on the threshold, or boundary, or limit (from Latin limin) of accepted ideology and the unknown, between good and bad, old and new. To understand concepts from multiple perspectives, to know we are not objective, to know we are part of the problem – these important concepts are only possible through Liminal Thinking. What we perceive to be “obvious” and “reality” is actually a construct – Gray shares the parable of the blind men and the elephant.
This was so good – I made an animation about it –
and the author Shared it on his LinkedIn – From the flap – Why do some people succeed at change while others fail? It’s the way they think! Liminal thinking is a way to create change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs. What beliefs are stopping you right now? You have a choice. You can create the world you want to live in, or live in a world created by others.
I LOVED this book, read it in ONE night, and highly suggest it for anyone who has lost heart or feels like they’re facing something impossible.
We can create the change we want, by changing ourselves.