Your tricky little brain.
It seeks pleasure, avoids pain, and wants to be as efficient as possible.
Its job is to keep you alive....and that's great.
But it's not so great too.
Let's say you want to start an exercise program and you join a gym and plan on going there 3 times a week after work.
Day one comes and you're at work, it's almost time to leave, you think about going to the gym and your brain starts giving you a dozen reasons not to go.
It's been a long day. You should just go home and rest.
You've got things to do tonight. You need to make dinner, buy a birthday present for your nephew, oh, and there's a show on Netflix you've wanted to see -- tonight's a good time to watch that.
So you drive straight home. No workout, no progress.
Does this sound familiar? Why does this happen?
Because when you do something over and over and it becomes routine, your brain has actually formed pathways in your brain that tell you this is what you need to be doing. Routines actually move from the learning part of your brain to the unconscious part of your brain.
Here's an example. When you're a kid and you're learning to tie your shoes, you have to think about every single step. Your brain is forming those pathways every time you tie your shoe. When those pathways are entrenched, you no longer think about tying your shoes, you just do it.
Your brain has moved that action to the subconscious
7 X 5 =
I know you said 35 without even thinking because that's another example of something we learned that's been moved to the subconscious.
So how do you get going to the gym to be a new habit?
You tell yourself the day before that you're going to the gym tomorrow after work. Period. You are going.
Then the next day, you GO. You make sure you go. I don't care if it's for 10 minutes, you go.
Then you do it again, Make the decision ahead of time and then follow through. Before long, your brain will start knowing you're going to the gym.
You will start to see results because you're going to the gym. You'll start feeling good, getting results and LIKE going to the gym. You will look forward to going to the gym.
And now your brain has formed new pathways and you reach your goal.
That is a very simple example of how this works. If you've got a goal you want to reach and haven't been able to reach it, book a Discovery Call with me and we'll uncover the impact reaching your goal has on your life and I'll show you the clear path to changing that goal from Impossible to Inevitable.
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Right. You miss out and that tricky little brain of yours wins.
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