I took some time for myself this morning and I thought that I’d go to the gym. I changed into my clothes, grabbed my water bottle and gave a heads up to the kids. I got into the car, drove to the gym, parked and got out. After five steps, I stopped, realizing that I never changed out of my new slipper boots that are so warm and toasty.
I couldn’t go home because I knew I’d get stuck there. So I chose to head to my favorite café instead.
As I was getting ready at home, I debated on going to the gym or to the café. I thought that I should go to the gym and so I made the efforts to do so. But my subconscious had other plans.
Our subconscious will always win because no matter how present we think we are, one little slip, one little moment of taking our eyes off the prize, the subconscious will slide right in to make the decisions for us.
This is not about using the conscious mind to take over the subconscious. I don’t think that can be done. Instead, we’ve got to retrain our subconscious, shift our identities and then we can work with the subconscious.
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