On my journey to be the best me and empower my clients to do the same, I am constantly absorbing and learning all I can on psychology, the subconscious, leadership, habits and any new amazing learnings that can support us on our path.
Recently, I stumbled upon a statistic that is still leaving me a bit dumbfounded. Did you know that 95 percent of our actions, thoughts, words and reactions throughout the day are driven by our subconscious?
What does this even mean? It means we’re not fully aware of our motivations behind our actions.
Whoa, wait a minute, but I thought I was in control, all the time? In a sense you are, you’re just not fully aware of it. Dr. Bruce Lipton describes it as what happens when you’re driving a car and having a conversation with your passenger. Driving is a habit and as your brain is absorbed in the conversation your subconscious literally takes over the driver seat, and you still arrive safely. Have you ever had it happen where you’ve been driving and couldn’t really remember all the details of how you got there? Yup… that’s your subconscious.
Here’s how this works. When you’re young, your conscious brain is still forming. Your subconscious is absorbing everything in your surroundings, noting and logging it to ensure you stay safe throughout your life. This was super helpful when we left the cave and needed protection from all sorts of predators.
What if these beliefs and ways of being our subconscious clings to are based on a fear that’s no longer true? Or a total mis-read of a situation that our seven-year-old brain did the best to decipher? What if they’re no longer healthy and won’t get us to where we want to go?
In life when you keep trying for a thing but can’t seem to ever reach it, there’s likely outdated subconscious programming in the mix. This can look like: I’m ready to step into more financial abundance, but I keep spending the money I receive. Potential belief: money is bad. Yes, the beliefs can be that simple. In the workplace, this can look like promising yourself to delegate to your team so you can step more fully into your leadership role, only to find yourself doing all the work. Potential belief: it’s not safe to trust anyone else.
The method of coaching I use supports you in uprooting these, but so do many types of therapy, meditation, and just a heightened level of self-awareness and curiosity. Uprooting and shifting subconscious beliefs can propel you into the life you’ve been dreaming of.
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