Understanding Your Root System
On this episode of The Chris LoCurto Show, we dive into how we are all the sum of what happened in our past, and the influence we allow in. This is our Root System. All your life choices and decision-making processes come from your Root System.
Getting To The Bottom Of Your Root System
In Next-Level Life, I spend hours tying what’s happened in a person’s life to their Root System. We go into what’s happened in their past, and into the influence they’ve allowed in (from family, leadership, friends, etc). We use this to discover how and why they make decisions the way they do today.
When you understand why you make decisions like you do, you can learn to make better decisions going forward in life.
You Are The Sum Of Your Past & Your Influences
Boiling it all down, so much of what we do today comes from modeling and training from key influencers like our parents. The way your parents treated you links back to the way their parents treated them, and cycles into how you treat your children or family or team today.
If abuse is in your background, either emotional or physical, then a pattern forms. And chances are, if you were abused, you’ll pendulum swing to your children, and won’t discipline enough. Or you’ll allow your children to control you. All this just perpetuates a negative cycle in your family.
Healthy boundaries and healthy control are the key. Honestly, finding that center is one of the most important things you can discover.
Even the best parents (with the best intentions) might do something that came from their parents that causes bad self-perception or decision-making in you.
They might say one specific thing over and over to their child, expecting and hoping that it helps their kid to grow up well or understand. What they don’t realize is the way they say it creates bad self-perception or decision-making in their child.
How crazy is that?
We carry over the bad processes or belief systems, and as a result we perpetuate the same Root System into our children.
Want to get to the bottom of your Root System?
Check out Next-Level Life: we guide people through a 2-day process to help them get unstuck in life, improve relationships, and discover what’s holding them back from peace and freedom in life.
Question: How does your Root System impact you?