To form New Behaviors and Breaking Old Patterns, you must lay the foundation for new neurological highways to be built. Learn more about building that foundation.
To form new habits, we must lay the foundation for new neurological highways to be built, ensuring they’re well-established and well-maintained. These new highways help you close the gap between who you are and who you need to become to reach your goals.
The more you frequent these new paths, the easier they are to travel, until they unconsciously lead you to success. Once they’re embedded in your memory and experiences, your need for willpower to force change diminishes and change becomes easy. Attempting to use willpower to force yourself to change can result in negative neural pathways being built, to the point where your brain views your goals as a threat because it requires too much energy to process the unknown factors surrounding it. This could trigger your fight/flight response because the goal is located outside your comfort zone and you end up “snapping back” into your old self. Because it’s triggered while the mind is in fight/flight mode, this behavior becomes unconscious and can sabotage your success beneath the surface.
To change our behavior and ensure we reach our goals, we must make a conscious choice. This choice should occur while we’re in the logical/rational mindset. After we’ve traversed this road repeatedly, it then becomes a “positive unconscious behavior” that naturally leads to success.