Liminal thinking exercises.

  • Premise: Find an “unchangeable” life problem and consider what you’d be like if you were the sort of person who could change it.
  • Models: Find a strong belief and someone who’d disagree. List valid points from both sides by earnestly researching or discussing.
  • Constructs: Pick a belief and consider what experiences led to it, its supporting theories and judgements, and what experiences would have made other beliefs.
  • Shared world: Diagram a personal doom loop and make it a delight loop.
  • Blindspots: List the limiting beliefs people have about you. What are alternative beliefs? What are yours, and do they constrain you or others?


  1. David Gray, Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think, 2016. (See notes.)