Time forges ahead with no thought of yesterday. Every moment passes without much direction except forward. During a educational class, I stated the obvious, “We are all headed in the direction of death. The end result is we die. Why not make the journey worth the exploration and adventure instead of something dreaded.”
Laughter and recognition seemed to spark the ideas in the group. Not exactly sure where my brain wanted to go, I followed the intuitive inclination. After all, I’ve yet to be let down when I am energized in a discussion.
My passionate focus is contagious. I’d even beg to shine a light on a bias revealed to me today: Optimism bias.
The idea came from a conversation with a doctor who inspired me last year to seek to expand my thoughts and begin reprogramming how I relate to the world. As I followed the bedtime visualizations, I began sleeping better, feeling better, and felt more focused.
I believe we all have some form of bias about something, even in random areas of our lives. Why not? We are all created amazingly different so a few minutes of introspection may reveal more about our inner workings than we want to explore.
On the other hand, exploration of oneself is the essential ingredient to a thriving and viable life. Follow through with “massive action,” like Tony Robbins suggests, and you’ll find so much to reduce and remove from your life. Once I began applying the concept in my life, I found freedom. Lethargy began to dissipate as I stepped into action.
For a couple months, my brain was exhausted. I didn’t have motivation to write, let alone inspire anyone outside of my work and internship. Once the extra was removed, I began to breathe and start to see something much different than before. The past five years was different. For instance, my focus has been to set goals and crush them while I was in the internship and the past university courses I took. Now, my college courses are completed, the goals are no longer in place to keep me on track.
My brain didn’t want to start learning, so I pursued whatever opportunities which crossed my path. I began saying YES! again to things when my intuition spoke loudly to me. Now, more than ever, I have motivation to grow, however, and in growing I am looking at every avenue of my life.
My motivational question: Where can I improve and what good will come from the improvement?
My optimism is purely for myself, and at the same time, I can see others sparked to enthusiasm to try for themselves a little positive self-talk.
After my conversation with Dr. Saunders, I decided I wanted to explore more about the brain and see if I can gain insight into what motivates my clients.
- First, without a doubt is the legal system.
- Secondly, we have partners who want family members to change.
- Lastly, we have people who truly want to stop and see what is better.
I found the stronger a client fights ideas to change, the more the client will change, once its their idea. Confrontation is the last resort to change. To build bridges over swamp land and streams of anger, you have to use tools, patience, and lots of repetition.
The bridge built presents an example of the crossover. When you look back, only then can you see the value of the effort. While you are in the middle of the bridge, trying to keep the beams up, the struggle is real.
Message: Don’t give up in the middle.
Have a wonderful week exploring your mind, ideas, and see what you can find to growth within your ability.
~Just a thought by Pamela
Previously published on medium
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