Autopilot

Our brains make over 60,000 decisions a day.  So every chance they get, our brains run on autopilot… which, most of the time, means we are following an instruction  “manual” from our childhood. Our parents taught us our behaviors, our beliefs… down to the detail. We watched and learned.

Really.  It’s crazy, I know.  But, it is also true.  Think about it.

My husband leaves the TV on all day for background noise, because his mom does…

I turn the TV off if no one is watching, because my mom does…

Toilet paper roll over the top of the roll…

We all eat the same thing at dinner…

You have to work really hard to earn a lot of money…

We have to buy certain brands of certain foods, because other brands are unacceptable…

You make Thanksgiving dinner with Granny’s dressing…

You put the toilet seat down when you are done…

You brush your teeth twice a day…

No one is happy unless mama is happy… ok, well, that is a universal truth, but I digress.

I could go on forever….

 

My point is, our brains are on autopilot most of the time.  Some of our thoughts are outdated, and we just haven’t bothered to open up to the possibilities. There is a big world out there, full of opportunity.

Is your life headed in the direction you want?  

If yes, then congrats to you!  Keep it up.

If no, then you can change it. It is just a thought or two away.  Really. You CAN make it happen.

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