Let’s face it. As human beings, we can be creatures of habit. For that matter, most every living creature I can think of is either a creature of habit or instinct. The advantage we enjoy is having access to judgment and choice. But how often to we access that advantage?
It serves us to leverage our past learnings. Without that continuity, we would be ‘reinventing the wheel’ every moment of every day. We wouldn’t get much done.
The difficulty arises when we allow the past to dictate (even unconsciously) what we can do in the present. Our belief in the past limits our perspective. It constrains our actions. It stymies our ability to conceive of what’s possible.
Here are three concrete, specific things you can do to expand your consciousness and live on the edge of possibility. Use them to soar to new heights, accomplish forsaken dreams, live life more fully, enjoy your time on earth more.
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1. Dream of and set big scary goals
When you look toward the future, you disengage from the past – sometimes. You may need to challenge yourself not to be constrained by what you think is possible. Your sense of ‘possible’ is likely all past-based taking into account what your brain ‘knows’ you can do. Don’t succumb to that.
2. Take a course that requires to express your creativity
Several years ago, I purchased a book titled, Drawing with the Right Side of the Brain. Reading it and doing the exercises within, forced me out of my habitual way of seeing the world. It encouraged me to focus on new things, new perspectives of items that were right in front of me.
3. Consult with people who will challenge you
Surround yourself with people who are out to accomplish the impossible themselves. The fleeting life we are given is wasted watching endless characters on TV play out scripted or artificial ‘reality’ lives. Set your own destiny. Make your own mark. Vow to do more than survive.
You can break out of being a creature of habit. It takes making a choice to live outside of your box then taking actions consistent with that choice.