A glimpse of what’s possible
There’s an old saying that if you think what you’ve always thought, you’ll always do what you’ve always done, and you’ll always get what you’ve always got.
It’s funny how we usually go through most days with hardly a deliberate thought as to what we will do next. We do the same things today we did yesterday.
Hey, why not? For the most part it works.
Occasionally though, we realize we’re marching in place and not gaining much in the bigger game.
Being on auto pilot has an upside, for sure. It helps us to accomplish a lot without having to dedicate precious brain energy to important tasks.
It also enables us to avoid having to make choices which could serve us in better ways. Maybe that’s not so good.
The daily routine, however comfortable, prevents us from interrupting the ‘thinking-doing-results’ cycle and making real progress on personal goals, especially those which involve our health.
Perhaps it’s time to break some of our daily patterns. Only then, do we stand a chance of creating different outcomes than the ones we currently get.
Consider allocating a little time this week (a couple of minutes each day would be a great start) to examine the routines which seem useful but which may be holding you back from making progress on something you really care about.
A simple shift in what you think- then do- will ultimately change the results you receive.
If you need help in becoming more aware of your thought patterns which set the whole cycle in motion, see my earlier post on mindfulness (http://www.thewalkingcoach.net/blog/dial-it-back-and-enjoy-life-more/).
By learning to become more conscious, we open ourselves up to wonderful possibilities for growth.
Here’s to a week of expanding awareness that change is truly possible.