You know what you should do to release the weight, to hit the next rank in your company or to make the upcoming week run smoothly and yet, you don’t do it. Why is that?
It’s because of this little thing that we call the knowing doing gap which is the difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it.
When we work with our clients, we find that so many times they know what to do but they just don’t do it.
This is the difference between having something in our conscious mind versus our subconscious mind. Our conscious mind does not control our body. It’s our subconscious mind that drives the body.
When we talk about the difference between knowing something and actually doing it, what we are really saying is that we have information in our conscious mind, but it is not suppressed in our subconscious mind.
About 96% of what we do is habitual. Let me say that again. About 96% of what we do is habitual!
Through our natural programming we tend to feed fear, doubt and worry. We get an idea; we get involved and then we start to think based on our present circumstances and our past how this will not work. A feeling of fear is produced in the subconscious mind and since we don’t like that physical feeling it is easier to just stop thinking.
We either push forward or we stop thinking.
What some would call anxiety, others would call excitement. Embrace the feeling and move forward.
If we have an idea to do something in the conscious mind it will not cause the body to take action and if it does it will not be for long.
What we teach our clients is how to get the information from the conscious mind to the subconscious mind.
With things like:
- Goal cards
- Vision boards
- Life scripts
- Getting emotionally involved with what they are trying to do
You see, it takes the spaced repetition of an idea to pull the goals you have from the conscious into the subconscious mind.
The reason we need so many mechanical things is because the conscious mind only processes about 40 bits of information per second. The subconscious mind however processes about 4 million bits of information per second.
Therefore, the subconscious mind is about a million times more powerful as a data storage center.
You have all these stored programs from your past and past experiences that we are now trying to overwrite with this thing that we are calling a new goal.
So the reason why it may take time and the reason we have our clients do activity every day is for the spaced repetition of content so they can slowly start to get information from the conscious mind into the subconscious mind. Then, that causes the body to take action.
The body is nothing more than an instrument of the mind.
As soon as we learn how this all works, we can really turn the corner and start to make quantum leaps in our life.
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