In several of the last emails (begin your review here) we have been looking at decision making and action.
We must come to understand that:
-many of the decisions we make are not freely chosen, fully conscious decisions.
-many of the decisions we make are simply automatic responses that have been triggered.
This essentially means that the internal robot (aka subconscious
mind) is at the helm, acting on beliefs that have been so deeply
installed that we no longer consciously question them.
This is perfectly acceptable when it comes to automatic ways of being
that serve us. However, when a change that will lead to a more
satisfying or fulfilled life is required, we must remember that the
-is not our higher power
-is not our soul
-has the job of maintaining what has been programmed
(review basic information about the subconscious mind)
I have spoken about the need to be “one step ahead of the internal
robot” if we are to close the GAP, and create new ways of being. We need
to do this if we are to become the CEO of our lives.
- I have suggested that choosing (deciding) and cementing new
beliefs is a highly evolved ability and one that our natural tendencies
will rebel against.
- I have encouraged you to become more aware of the automatic daily activities you engage in and recognize that there is a belief backing these ways of being.
The part of us that can anticipate the internal robot and prepare in
advance with a solid, s.m.a.r.t. incremental plan is the potential we
each were born with. Remember that this potential, through social
programming, has often been quieted.
Terri Lee Cooper MSc. RSW