Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think
"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. If you are ready to start making changes, read this book.
Principles of lim ...more
1. Those beliefs we use to navigate the world are essential for sense-making and terribly limiting if we take them as truths unexamined. They are what shape our worldview, what lead to action, can lead to failure, conflict, misunderstanding.
2. Our identities and shared experience are tied in with these beliefs, and so they are hard t ...more
A lot of the book is presented as being advice on ...more
Liminal thinking as a useful concept. Why not? Change, beliefs, concepts and preconceptions. Asking questions and listening to the answers. Liminality.
Having read Liminal thinking (and having done all exercises in it) I really feel that I stepped up on a new level of understanding the world around. Really!
While it's greatly written, illustrated and constructed, I've felt quite disappointed when reading it. I think I was expecting a lot of new things, a new way of thinking, but the whole book proposes advices that are quite usual ...more
This book is excellent, will recommended it to all colleagues and teams at work.
I enjoyed this very much and would like to go back to it in written form sometime soon. I think I'd absorb more that way.
It’s hands-down one of the most interesting and introspective works I’ve read. It gave me new ways to think about my every day existence, as well as some key strategies to tackle problems in my very technical day job. I wish all my programmers would read it, and in fact, I’m hoping to pass along a few copies to them this holiday season.
Liminal Thinking is applicable to much more than just UX or programming ...more
The book is quite concise, short and easy to understand. It reminded me a bit of several other concepts like cognitive behaviour therapy, Buddhism, and Katie Byron's "the work". You could classify this book as another commercialization of concepts from Buddhism, trying to rebrand it as a trademark that can be sold, and you'd be right. It's still a good book.
It starts of with encouragin ...more
-The book illustrates this idea with the blind men and the elephant. So, we must learn and use other peoples worldviews to create feedback for our own beliefs forever modifying and getting them closer to the truth. The map may not be the territory, but if we are always aware of this we may be able to make a map that's close enough.
-Buddha said his teach ...more
This book was divided into two sections: the first went over how we form our beliefs and how they can limit us; the second was how to reevaluated and reshape those beliefs if needed. Change is scary and it's easy to cling to the way you've always done something to avoid moving forward. Beliefs help everyone make sense of the world around them and even influences how they interact with others. Beliefs c ...more
The answer is this: Because it matters.
It matters because you matter. You owe it to yourself to be a whole, self-actualized person. It matters because your friends matter and your family matters. They deserve to be unde ...more