Archive for September, 2012

It is a scientifically well established notion that only 5% of our decisions are made consciously. Which means that 95% of all of our decisions are made subconsciously, quasi on autopilot. This would for example mean that whether and where we drink our morning coffee, which route we take to work or which newspaper we read is already pretty much 'set in stone' – we simply do things without really thinking about it anymore – we are practically going through life doing the same things over and over again without ever realizing that for the most part we are kind of like stuck at a self-created assembly line called 'our own life'. In some instances such a 'factory work' life-style might indeed be very healthy and conducive to leading a fulfilled and healthy existence – such as when 'automatically choosing greens for lunch, going for a jog in your spare time, or reading a book. But in some other instances certain automated behaviors might be outright unhealthy and blocking the way to leading a fulfilling life. It is exactly because of those unwanted, but subconsciously automated habits, that we find ourselves in  undesirable situations: fighting those dreaded extra pounds, continuous lack of energy, failing relationships, lack of funds, etc.

It was Einstein who said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. We cannot expect that by eating the same foods, practicing the same routines and thinking the same thoughts we will achieve different results, i.e., lose the extra pounds, lead more fulfilling lives, have more energy and earn more money! One Must Change!! And the first step of change is to realize that most of what we do is subconscious and routine based. Once you are aware of this we can then look into our routines and change our patterns where and when needed!

If indeed you are seeking a "better" life then you must break yourself free from old patterns and create new ones – have the courage, take a leap of faith, transform and you will reap the benefits!

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