Archive for December 2014
Once you have mastered the skills of conscious competence, the next phase is to become naturally competent without having to think too much about your performance. It just happens instinctively.
You have set the foundation for the next step. And what you have learned and practiced becomes habit and part of your normal routine.
This kind of competence enables you to be more at ease with yourself and your actions. You display expertise in your growth and your continued progress.
Remember, when you have gained competence in one way, there are always ways to become even more proficient.
Being consciously competent is being aware of what you are doing and using your knowledge and skills to do it.
This is the first step to achievement. Unawareness keeps you in a rut. But awareness gets you up and out of that rut.
Consciousness helps you see and identify your thoughts and actions, and it keeps you involved and on track.
You make fewer mistakes and you are able to complete more tasks in a timely way.
If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, you have to take the steps that will get you there.
Thinking about what you want is not enough. Developing a plan for what you want is not enough, either.
You have to put one foot in front of the other and keep moving toward your goal.
Food is the most basic part of life, yet it is the most important part of life. Without it, we cease to be.
What you eat and how you eat have an impact on your health and well-being. Our eating habits have long term consequences.
When we eat without considering what we are putting inside ourselves, we set a negative precedent.
However, conscious eating helps us to make good choices, enhance physical wellness, and keep us from an early grave.
Sometimes we feel stuck and unable to produce any ideas or conclusions. It can be frustrating when that happens, especially when it goes on for a long time.
But there are ways to quickly get unstuck and motivate yourself into action. If a voice in your head says, “why bother,” do not listen. Put your imaginary headset on and listen to the voice of reason, the voice that says, “You Can Do It.”
Create challenges for yourself that only you know about. You do not have to tell anyone else. Give yourself accountability and control of the process. Own it!
More than anything, you accomplish your goals for you.
There is a meme going around on the Internet that tells us Google does not always have all the answers.
No one person has all the answers, and no Internet search engine, that combines everyone’s ideas, has all the answers.
You cannot Google everything. Sometimes you just have to figure it out for yourself.
During your formative years, the people around you probably did not teach you everything you needed to know to have a successful life. But they taught you what they did know. Some of it was useful; some of it was not.
So you lived your life with what you learned, and things worked out the way they did. If you are like most people, you probably wish that things had worked out better than they did.
We all have experiences to learn in life. What did you learn from your past? How can you use what you learned to take you further along on your journey?
Remember, learning is a continuous process.