Designed to soar but programmed to plateau
Most of us have achieved a level of success. Being human, we all want more. And yet there are clearly barriers to us achieving the things we want in our lives.
These are often the unconscious beliefs which inform our behaviour. We get stuck or struggle to make changes because we have old patterns ‘running the show’.
As one participant of mine said on a retreat last year, it’s like my thinking is going from Windows 95 to a NASA computer. This kind of change is available to us all.
Indeed many of us need this kind of transformation in our thinking if we want to create the kind of change we dream of in our lives; to make our lives all they can be. We need to update the operating software or programmes running the show.
How do we do that? It’s simple conceptually, but sometimes not so easy in reality when we have so many outdated programmes conflicting with one another and with such well-worn brain circuitry holding us back. Our system needs a re-boot!
There are a plethora of change strategies that can work for us in this respect. But we will need to unravel the deepest level patterns in order to really soar. In a conversation I had just last night with a friend, we discovered that we both had a belief lurking beneath the surface of our experience - which was that we were somehow lacking something. Ultimately this translated as "I am lacking". That belief is a big barrier to success!
Sticking with the same strategies and unconscious beliefs which have worked for us or defined our experience in the past, will rarely take us towards greatness.
And if we do stick with them, we struggle or plateau; we settle for less than we could be. Getting to the core pattern or belief allows us to operate from a different pattern, level of consciousness and energy.
What are some of the ways you re-boot your system, or update your mental operating software?
How and when are you committed to doing that next?