We Have Been Running on Autopilot For Too Long...
How much of your day do you go through without really thinking about it?
For most of us, I would assume that it is a VERY large percentage of our day that is run on autopilot.
Well, while that might sound all good and easy, it is actually impacting your mental growth which impacts your growth in the "real world" as well.
When we live life on autopilot, we are not in control, we just let our subconscious mind take control and guide us wherever it wants.
And to me that does not sound like a way that will get us closer to reaching our goals.
How about we get you off of autopilot and back in control?
We aren't flying planes here, it is alright if you aren't in autopilot, it is actually better when you aren't.
D*mnnnnn, almost forgot, if you are new to the blog, thanks for stopping by! With MMNTM (mo-men-tum) my goal is to help you guys level up your mind and mindset with effective workouts. Much like you would train your body, this is the gym for your mindset, everything from your happiness and mental clarity to focus and productivity. These are the things that have helped me the most and I love sharing them with you daily on yourmmntm.com/blog so be sure to pop out daily!
Now let's get back to what you started reading for.
A Quick Overview
Why We Keep Experiencing the Same Results
It's not just you, all of us plateau at some point.
You go to the same job everyday, do the same thing, go home and maybe go to the gym and do the same workout.
It is not like you are not busy or productive, rather you just are doping what is easy for your mind and while those things might have worked when you first started them, eventually you start to plateau.
Whether you are at work and really just going through the motions and getting what needs to done, never getting that opportunity to move up, or you are at the gym and while the workout plan you had worked great at first, you haven't broken that pattern at all and you are noticing you aren't getting any stronger anymore, just kind of staying the same.
And this cycle will continue until you take back control of your life.
Sure, in the beginning it is alright to just show up and get things done, but you get to a point where that is not enough anymore and you have to conciously stop and change up what you are doing if you want different results.
Oh, I almost forgot, if you are trying to develop yourself mentally and feel like you really hit a wall, or even can't get off the ground and started, it is probably the same reason, you need to break through these patterns that you are in subconsciously before you can see any type of growth.
Subconscious Patterns & How They Run Our Lives
Whether you realize it or not, they do.
Like I was talking about before, I'm pretty sure we can go through a majority, if not all of our day essentially on autopilot, with our mind just going through the subconscious patterns that it goes through on a daily basis.
Where this ends up being a "damaging thing" to our growth is when you are trying to change but these patterns keep coming back in your life and you feel like you can't break them.
Once we do something for so long, we don't even realize ar doing it anymore until we are already doing it and then it's like "sh*t not again..."
Confused? Here's some examples to help clarify:
These patterns essentially run our lives and usually they have been around so long, that we don't even realize they are there until we really talk a step back and look at what we do on a day to day basis.
No, checking your phone that much is not "normal because everyone is doing it," it is a subconscious pattern that we need to break.
Why This is the Key to Mental Growth
Don't try to avoid figuring out these patterns, that's not the move.
Well, I guess if you really aren't trying to change your life at all you can just go about your days on autopilot, but to me that sounds like a personal hell.
For everyone else that doesn't want that personal hell, when we start to break these patterns we open up so much time in our day to focus on our growth because we aren't doing random things that we "just have always done" and this leaves us more time to structure our days around what we actually value.
On top of that, when we start breaking these patterns that we have been subconsciously stuck in, we will be able to substitute those patterns for more actionable habits that can get us closer to where we want to be.
Just think about it, if you actually broke that subconscious pattern that had us checking our phones every 0.02 seconds then we would open up so much more free time in order to get more thinks we actually needed to done.
What We Will Notice Once We Break These Patterns
Growth can be surprisingly easier...
So, you have realized the patterns that you need to break and have started to deconstruct them.
Well, you can focus on your growth and you will realize how much more easy it will be to do so.
Instread of getting distracted, you aren't really tempted as much to do so, so you have that much more time to focus on areas of your life you currently want to improve.
Instead of fighting these subconscious patterns you have, you are going to be able to attack the problem of your growth with ease and jump right into those activities that will help you grow.
Also, your brain will be much more interested and excited about what you are doing because you just aren't doing the same things you have been doing on autopilot for years.
Now you are challenging yourself and really putting yourself out there to create a new version of yourself and you will actually find this much more enjoyable than the comfort of those patternms that we have had for so long.
How to Actually Start
Yes, time to get to the "how to actually do it" part...
If you read the blog yesterday, this is the "dirt" of the post, where we actually help you take action! If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check out the blog post here >>
Almost every day I will sum up the blog in some mental "workouts, which are essentially going to help you train your mind, much like you would train your body at the gym.
So, here it goes....
Exercise #1: Meditate
Reps: 2x per day
Duration: 20-30 minutes
Notes: This is a time to reflect and figure out what those subconscious patterns are in your life without having anything to be distracted by. The longer you go for, the more patterns you are going to stumble across, fiugure out why you are stuck in those patterns and when they started. It is actually very interesting to figure out as I'm sure many of us have not taken the opportunity to ever do this.
Exercise #2: Eliminate everything causing those patterns
Notes: Do you rtealize your ophone being in the same room as you when you sleep is causing your sleep to decline and you to be tired and work less during the day? Get that out of your room... figure out the root cause of the pattern and get rid of it.
Exercise #3: Replace the pattern
Notes: Figure out what that pattern was holding you back from doing and start doing whatever that may be more often until the more productive action becomes a pattern. Work on one major pattern at a time, if you don't you will likely get burnt out.
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