Posted: October 10, 2011 Filed under: Health & Wellbeing, LinkedIn, Working Life | Tags: conscious mind, goal achievement, goal setting, higher self, subconscious mind, team building
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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