Liminal Thinking by Dave Gray


I finished Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think by Dave Gray. Liminal thinking is the art of creating change by understanding, shaping and reframing beliefs. It is the in-between space that defines two things while at the same time being neither one nor the other. In this book the author talks about 6 principles and 9 methods to support liminal thinking.

Principles of liminal thinking:

  1. Beliefs are models of reality
  2. We create our own convictions
  3. We create our own world based on beliefs
  4. Beliefs create “blind spots” (beliefs can be an artificial barrier, beyond which we do not see the available opportunities)
  5. Beliefs are protected
  6. Beliefs are connected with personality

Methods to support liminal thinking:

  1. Recognize that you are not objective
  2. Empty your “cup”
  3. Create a safe environment
  4. Cross-checking and recognition
  5. Ask questions, establish contacts
  6. Break down the templates
  7. Act as if you are “here and now”
  8. History – the way to understanding
  9. Change and develop

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