Douglas Vermeeren – Are you working on the right stuff?
Most people work on the experiences and the results they get and they neglect the roots of what made those things happen. In other words they focus on the effects and experiences rather than the cause. As a result many of the things they want to create, like lasting change or new habits for example, never happen. They may experience a sense of excitement as they experience a temporary change or small reward but the real lasting results elude them. It’s almost as if they have cut off a few branches on a tree yet the roots continue to grow the same things over and over again.
In some ways its like the doctor who treats your condition based on what you tell him about rather than conduct an examination of the symptoms and the situation. The reason this occurs is that the human mind is impatient. It wants to solve a problem and move forward. The easiest stuff to deal with is surface stuff. Anything deeper takes time.
But it is the deeper stuff where the real problems get solved and lasting change is created. Our thoughts, beliefs, feelings and expectations create our actions and habits and since those things occur below the surface the only way to get things happening in to go deep.
Before we can have any real and lasting results in our life we need to go deeper than just our surface actions. We must investigate why we create what we tend to create and what we feel, expect and believe that have engineered those results.
As we realize where we have begun and make changes the very essence of who we are begins to take shape. And as we are aware of who we are and recognize where we want to be we will arrive closer to our desired outcomes.