Popular scientific research contends that willpower is the most important ingredient in the formula for success. Success expert Tony Robbins adds, “It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” Society values trying harder staying busy and never quitting.
Does Willpower Really Work or Does it Make Things Worse?
When life is hard, willpower, trying harder and never quitting can be like hitting a wall over and over. Inner conflict escalates when your conscious will and your subconscious beliefs do not agree. Repetition sinks habits deeper, making stronger brain neural pathways. Breaking free of your comfort zone of limited options can be almost impossible.
It even happens in nature. If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the buzzard will be a prisoner, in spite of its ability to fly. Since the buzzard always begins its flight from the ground and needs a 10 to 12 feet run, will not even attempt to fly with no space to run. The buzzard’s comfort zone is never challenged. Willpower and trying hard keeps it trapped in the pen.
Just Add a Dash of Will Power and Stir
Here’s the basic task list for the traditional formula success. Don’t forget to add a heaping dash of willpower and stir, and stir and stir and never quit.
- Write down your goals.
- Take small steps.
- Think positive.
- Discipline yourself.
- Work harder.
- Hang out successful people.
- Never quit.
- Blah, blah, blah.
Is Your Comfort Zone Deprivation and Blame?
When your life is hard, and will power does not work, it is not that you are inadequate. It’s just that your conscious will does not agree with your subconscious root cause negative beliefs of deprivation. It’s natural to resort to blame. You would then begin to say these negative statements.
“What’s wrong with me? It works for others but not for me.”
“Maybe I don’t deserve, maybe I’m not worthy.”
“I just don’t have what it takes. I’m not creative or smart enough.”
“If only I had enough support, money, time, health.”
“I’m a failure.”
Add a Just a Pinch of Openness
When willpower locks you in your comfort zone of trying hard to do things that does not work, it’s time for a pinch of openness. This might just be the missing ingredient.
Openness is the trait that led Dr. Noble Harrison, Psychologist, and Elizabeth Harrison, psychotherapist, to quit the traditional private practice 16 years ago in search of options. They combed the globe in search of fast, easy lasting change techniques.
Openness lead them to discover, combine and simplify cutting edge energy techniques, Brain Body Balance™. Thousands of students are living proofs; they found techniques that bring results far beyond their expectations with mood, relationships, disease, prosperity, anti-aging, immune system and more.
The Harrison’s contend that openness is the top ingredient in the formula for success with their students. Openness is to shift present inside, instead of trying hard outside. Openness means to be still; curious to seek and attract new options, instead of applying will power to do what you always did. A smidgen of willpower works best to insure you follow through after you are open to seek options that work.
When willpower and trying hard to do traditional treatments for 7 decades had not worked, Bella did not quit. Exhausted and at her bottom, she mustered up a pinch of openness and agree to try non-traditional options.
Bella arrived for her first Brain Body Balance™ session late. She plopped into the chair with a sigh, and blurted out, “My friend told me you could get rid of this sh__. I’ve had panic attacks for the past 70 years since I was 18 years old every morning when I wake up. So much so that my world has become limited. I don’t travel outside 3 miles from my home. Little good does that do, I still have them no matter. ”
A pinch of openness paid big time. After a few weeks, she had graduated from Brain Body Balance™. Fast forward a few more weeks, she booked a trip to Northern Europe by train, plane, auto and ship. That’s been two years now. Last week she celebrated her 90th birthday, two years panic free.
Brain Up with Openness
Trying hard, doing what you know to do can be like dusting off the outside of a computer, hoping to fix the virus inside.
Effective change, starts inside you. Openness, inside you prepares you to attract options that work. Inside of you is life’s only equal playing field.
Just for a day, let go of what you think you know and quit trying so hard. Have a little faith that the answers will come. Shift your life onto a movie screen in front of you. Be a neutral observer, open and curious with no criticism or opinions.
Observe how willpower, your comfort zone of trying hard, has you pen in with limited options.
- What areas of your life are deprived?
- What walls do you hit over and over?
- What actions do you take that do not work?
The fastest way out of the pen, your comfort zone of limits, is to get your lessons about what did not work and be open to what does work. To be open . . .
- Start where you are, deprived inside… no flying leaps
- Accept what is… let go of resistance.
- Negative thoughts… alert you that you have more to learn.
- Let go of trying outside… be still and listen inside.
- Get the lessons… curious to know the Truth, it sets you free.
Be open to seek your lessons. Get your lessons. This time you no longer need to be pen of limited options, doing what does not work. Options that work allow you to break free to heal, attract and create from the inside out. That is your power.
Brain Body Balance™ 5 Step, 5 Technique System uses your greatest asset, your brain to accelerate change. Discover and delete the root cause subconscious level virus and set your life program free without the expected wait or struggle. Change inside, moving outside into your life to heal, create and attract, without the expected wait or struggle.
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