The most important team

Do you often feel that you’re sabotaging your best efforts to achieve your goals?  Maybe you say one thing but consistently do the opposite.  Or, when you’re finally about to realise your objectives, you open your mouth and put your foot right in it!

If we think of ourselves as one persona – a single identity – it doesn’t make sense that we don’t or won’t do what we set out to do.  But if we think of ourselves as a team, where the team members are working to different agendas, the reasons we don’t achieve what we want becomes easier to understand.

For many years I had problems in achieving my goals.  I gave them great thought, wrote them down, made them SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time related) and referred to them often.  My conscious mind was brilliant at goal setting but, somehow, I never seemed to get there.

Little did I know that there was another Jackie calling some, in fact most, of the shots: my subconscious mind.  The Jackie wasn’t a gremlin, naysayer or party pooper.  This Jackie knew a lot more than my conscious mind such as what my beliefs were and had a direct line to my higher self to understand my purpose for this life.  And she was working within those boundaries.

Not only was conscious Jackie disregarding subconscious Jackie but the two spoke completely different languages.  Considering these two were my Life Team it was hardly surprising that I wasn’t going where I thought I wanted to go!

So I began team building.  I ensured that both parties had input by connecting my subconscious, conscious and higher self daily through meditation and prayer.  This allowed my conscious mind to understand how my subconscious was trying to protect me and how my higher self was trying to guide me.  My conscious mind can also pick up redundant beliefs in my subconscious that are limiting and work on replacing them.  When I set goals now I do so in writing but also in pictures, symbols and with emotion as this is the
language of all our subconscious minds.

I am very proud of my Team Jackie.  We pull together to reach our objectives.  Of course, like all team building, it’s an ongoing process but it now feels less like self sabotage and more like being part of a protective team.  And that’s good.

How’s your most important team working?

Jackie Notman is an intuitive adviser and coach who works on an energetic level with individuals and businesses using tools such as Feng Shui, Numerology, Dowsing, Astrology, I Ching and the Tarot.   This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.

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The beast inside

It often seems that we humans are a complex breed.  We are at the mercy of our hormones, our moods, the people around us and our external environment.

However hard we try it is not always easy to keep an even and detached state of mind.  And, whatever we are trying to avoid, it seems to be first in our thoughts.

For example if we go on a diet what do we think about?  Food.

If we give up smoking what do we think about?  Cigarettes.

If we want more money what do we think about?  How poor we are.

If we are asked what we want in our lives we say what we don’t want.

It’s as if we prefer the stick to the carrot.  The motivation to make a change is because we are running away from what we don’t want rather than moving towards what we do want.

Our point of focus is extremely important when we are setting our goals and working to achieve them.

As we know from ‘The Secret’ and numerous other writings on the Law of Attraction, what we focus on we attract into our life.  This Law of Attraction doesn’t consider whether we are focussing on what we don’t want or what we do want.  The focus is the important thing.

So, if we are on a diet we should focus on being slim, healthy and happy at our new target weight.  We should not think about food or what we are going to have for dinner because that is likely to help us break our diet.

There are many, many people who understand this principle theoretically.  However, there are far fewer people, including me at times, who do not find it easy to put into practise on a regular basis.

If you are one of those people you may find the following fable helpful.

A young man is visiting the wise Elder of the village.  The young man is often frustrated that his life is not more successful and that he does not have the life that he wants to have.  His frustration often turns into anger and he feels life is futile.

He asks the wise Elder how he should live his life and how he can have the same contentment that the Elder has.

‘I live with two beasts inside me’ the wise Elder says.

‘One is angry, vicious, vindictive, opinionated and distrustful.  The other is non judgemental, calm, kind and expects nothing of others.  Each day these two beasts fight each other.’

The young man asks ‘Which one wins?’

The wise elder studies the young man before replying.  ‘The one I choose to feed.’

Which beast are you feeding?

Jackie Notman is a copywriter, feng shui consultant and e-commerce retailer.  This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.

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