How is Your Mind Limiting Your Success & Potential?
Before you continue reading, take a couple of seconds to reflect on this question:
Are you controlling your mind, or is your mind controlling you?
Often, we are not aware that a significant portion of our decisions and behaviours are automatic, as an example, when you drive your car to work, or somewhere that you often go, in theory, you must be paying attention to the road ahead, but honestly,
What is your mind doing?
For most people when I ask this question, the response it is thinking. You are not alone if that is your answer as well.
Yes, the mind is full of thoughts when driving, thinking about anything else but the road ahead and the destination.
If that is the case, who is driving the car?
Your unconscious mind is driving your car, it is an automatic process you do, you learned, and you don’t think consciously about it any longer.
Now, imagine that the Car represents your Mind, the Road represents the Actions that you take to go after your goals in life.
In this case, who is driving "the car of your mind"?
Often, it is your unconscious as well that is driving the car of your mind, and it drives it from your beliefs, values, personal experiences, emotions and others; that is your personal conditioning.
Your personal conditioning is like your road-map; it is your mental map, the mindset that you use to approach anything you do in life. If you have one, an unconscious map that is full of limiting believes, biases, unpleasant experiences and non-supportive values, thoughts and behaviours, this mental map will not help you to get to your goals in life, achieve success, happiness and fulfillment.
When you are not aware of what is going on in your head, and you are not consciously directing your thoughts and behaviour, taking the driver’s seat of your mind, it means that you are living your life in autopilot.
Living in this way is limiting your full potential, because your mind is having an unconscious influence on anything that you do, on any decision that you make, it is directly impacting your performance, productivity and well-being!
The great news is that you have the power to evolve your thinking and take control over your mind, for that, it is your choice, to evolve from unconscious thinking to conscious thinking.
Conscious thinking means to have an awareness of how your emotions impact your thoughts, then your behaviours and you consciously direct your thoughts so that you act with purpose.
Conscious thinking is to know your intentions and to know why you do what you do.
Also, it is to bring awareness to your life and discover your personal conditioning, that unconscious map that you have so that it cannot limit your life any longer and consciously create one that empowers you!
You have the power to take the driver’s seat of your mind and consciously choose your thoughts; you have the power to consciously drive your life to success and fulfillment!
Now that you know this let’s circle back to question that I asked at the beginning of this article,
Are you controlling your mind or is it your mind controlling you or?
I invite you to STEP UP your PERSONAL LEADERSHIP to the next level, and CONSCIOUSLY take control of your MIND so that it is no longer unconsciously limiting your performance, productivity, and well-being!
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