Why ignorance is not bliss…it’s pain

Let’s talk about ignorance and how it relates to your habit patterns.

Because our brains are wired to be efficient, we form habits. These habit patterns come in many different forms. They can be thinking patterns, speaking patterns and behavioural patterns.

Habit patterns are good when they are helping you to get the results you want in life. They can become a problem when your patterns are holding you back from achieving the results you want.

 You can apply this to any area of your life – your health, your relationships, your finances, your career.

Here are some examples of a where you can change your pattern to change your results. When it comes to your health –

·      You may be overweight

·      You may be unfit

·      You may be stressed out all the time

 When it comes to your relationship –

·      You may be quick to anger

·      You may be too tired on the weekends to plan anything nice to do with your family

·      You’re too stressed about work to pay attention to your husband

Because your patterns determine the quality of your life, the first step to changing your results is becoming aware of them.

Sounds easy right?

Why is awareness so important? Because, how can you change something you’re not aware of…something you don’t even know exists?

Think about it…how many times do you do the same thing over and over without any awareness at all?

 I’ll tell you how many times…thousands of times!  

*Tony Robbins says “self-awareness is one of the rarest of human commodities”.

Self-awareness is an ability that we as human beings have been blessed with…use it to elevate your results in life.

What I’ve realised over the years of coaching client…is that being aware of your own patterns…as they happen…takes effort.

And that’s before we even choose to make any changes. Yes, it takes more effort and you’ll have to go outside of your comfort zone to go through this process. But remember the title of the blog…ignorance isn’t bliss…it’s pain. Without building awareness and making the necessary changes you’ll end up in a much worse place and wonder how the hell you ended up there!   

So, the first step you need to take is to make the effort to become aware of your habit patterns.

The second step is actually changing your patterns. Because when you change your patterns…you change your life.

Remember, only YOU have the power to steer your own course in life.  

*Tony Robbins is a catalyst for change and a strategist for success.