OUR AUTOMATIC, PROGRAMMED OR SUBCONSCIOUS WAYS OF BEING (AKA COW PATHS) HAVE A NEUROLOGICAL REALITY.
Just as our muscles will strengthen with consistent use, our other ways of being become
conditioned or hard-wired. But the good news is that neuroscience had discovered that the brain is not a "fixed" entity and has more plasticity then we first thought.
However, acquiring new thought, feeling and behavioral responses
naturally requires more energy then does the maintenance of old
ways of being. The subconscious mind prefers to conserve energy.
We are dealing with a
neurological reality here. Opening the door to new possibilities and cementing
positive changes involves understanding the learning needs of the robotic
stubborn subconscious mind.
WHEN SITUATION A (TRIGGER) OCCURS, WE RESPOND WITH REACTION B.
Anything we repeat, over and over
again, creates a neural highway. There is a very small amount of time available between situation A and automatic reaction B.
However, when we decide to become the CEO of
our lives, we must be willing to question our beliefs, our thinking, our
feelings and our behaviors. In fact, we need to become a little suspicious
about how we operate.
We need to be open to the possibility that what we have been taught
limits us and that a continuation of certain ways of being only serve to deepen
the rutted cow paths that do not serve us.