I wanted to talk about the two sides of every human. The logical conscious side and the emotional subconscious side of our minds. This dynamic between what we think and how we feel will forever be interesting to me. On one side, we have analytical thought where most of our purposeful thinking comes from. Businessmen and investors often time pride themselves about being logical and taking emotion out of their work. I understand what they are trying to say but that task is simply impossible. It can’t be done. They think they can think their way through complex problems and they can, but never without our emotional subconscious looking over our shoulder and chiming in.
On the other side of this is the emotional subconscious side of our minds. This is the part that really fascinates me. The part of our brain we can’t control but is actually in command. Some people call it the subconscious or instinct. And they’re basically right. It’s a gathering of all of our life experiences and inputs that are cycled and organized in our minds, then spat back out at us as chemicals in our brains that make us feel and do certain things. We have very very very limited control over this. Although I wouldn’t say it’s impossible.
Changing your subconscious or your instincts or your chemicals in your brain is like changing who you are. In fact it is changing who you are. Changing the chemical process in your brain would be changing who you are, your personality, your likes and dislikes and anything else that makes you who you are. This is not done overnight. Big change like this takes a while. In fact it takes a long while. It takes persistence and consistence. It takes daily habits over a long period of time. This is the only way we are able to change the way we think and feel. Some of the smartest people on Earth would argue that our daily habits is what makes us who we are. And I agree. Our daily habits, over time, condition our brains to do the thing we are asking it to do or be. That’s why I can’t stress enough the importance of having the right daily habits. If you want to be healthy, be healthy every day. After a while it will become less like a job and more like who you are. If you want to be more creative, create every day. If you want to learn about business, work on a business every day.
Persistence is the only way to make life long habits. Changing who we are requires us to change our subconscious. And this requires daily steps taken every single day in order to change. And what better way to start than today. Take the first step and become who you want to be.