Many of us live our day-to-day lives on autopilot. The more we fit our lives into a steady routine, the more we are able to let our brain “take a vacation”.
Did you know that you have a part of your brain whose sole purpose is to instantly try to resolve information so that you don’t have to “think about it”? For example, if you see a picture of an angry woman, you instantly know it is a woman, and that the person in the photo is angry. You don’t have to pass this process off to the analytic side of the brain that would attempt to decipher the meaning of the creased eyebrows, furled lips, etc. Since you have already seen this many times, the “fast-brain” instantly recognizes it and let’s it go. But, if I showed you a piece of paper that showed a math problem like “219 x 17″, your “fast-brain” would make deductions like “I am capable of solving this, but is it worth doing?”. If you decide it is worth solving, you will pass this process to the “slow-brain”, that will logically try to deduce the answer. We can actually see physiological symptoms when this happens. Our pupils dilate, our heartbeat increases, etc.
Imagine if we had to analyze everything we see. You would study your clothes in the morning, your car keys, your vehicle, all aspects of traffic, your coworker, etc. We would literally go insane with trying to decipher EVERYTHING that you see. So, to ease this problem, we have been given the gift of our “fast-brain” which allows us to make instant decisions that determine whether something is worth investing time in.
Here’s the problem.
You have developed your “autopilot” responses over the previous YEARS of your life. So when you learn something new, such as the “Power of Positive Thinking” or the “Law of Attraction”, you’re day-to-day autopilot actions will not incorporate this new information. So, no matter how intently you attempt to “maintain positive thoughts”, you will eventually revert back to your autopilot, thus losing all benefits you’ve worked so hard to maintain.
There is Hope!
The reason we fail in this scenario is simple. We neglect to “reprogram” our autopilot. It’s not a difficult process, but it does require specific attention to details. More importantly, it requires us to move out of our comfort zone.
You see, it is this very “comfort zone” that traps us. By changing your routine, you force your analytical mind to take back over and you begin the process of creating a brand-new autopilot program.
Many people who pursue the “Law of Attraction”, they do so because they are looking for change in their lives. However, we quickly learn that if you do the same thing, everyday, that you have always done, you will not see any changes. In fact, you will continue to see more of the same thing. This leads many new people exposed to the Law of Attraction to feel frustrated and give up.
So, to be very clear:
If you want different results in your life, YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
This works because, it forces you to “change your routine”. If this change you’ve incorporated includes elements of positivity, and elements of focus on that which you desire to attract, they will be incorporated into your newly established routine. Thus, it will make manifesting things related to this new “you”, easy and almost effortless. Literally, it will be like your life is on…