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In the workbook, I suggested that we often move through life half
asleep. We become complacent. This is of course, a result of our
susceptibility to social programming. Our ways of being become so hard
wired that we stifle our curiosity, imagination, and the desire to
Yet, these ways of being served us well as children and allowed us
to explore our environment, take risks and generally expand our
When we ask ourselves to learn something new, as adults, we are asking
ourselves to move off the path of least resistance (cow path). While
this is a challenge, it does make the subconscious mind move to a more
Every time we make a new decision or take a new action, we are moving
ourselves out of the slumber-like state we have learned to tolerate.
This becomes a signal to the subconscious mind that “what is” is being
called into question.
We need to experience this to close the GAP. While change causes a
certain lack of comfort (asks the subconscious mind to wake up), it is this very experience that encourages us
I am sure you have heard the saying “get comfortable with being uncomfortable.”
When we decide to allow ourselves to be even a little bit less
comfortable we are ultimately offering ourselves the opportunity to
grow. Small incremental changes that nudge us just a little bit outside
of our comfort zone helps to move us out of a robotic half-asleep state.
Being the CEO of our lives requires our willingness to not be comfortable with “what is.”
What new small decision and action can you take today?
Terri Lee Cooper MSc. RSW