Why do I choose what I choose? What makes me do things over and over that do not work? Most of our thinking is subconscious. On average, only 1 to 5 percent of our thinking is conscious. We make choices all day long that we do not consider carefully.
Sixty-five percent of our thoughts are negative and redundant. Am I doomed to a life of negativity and failure? What can I do if the odds seemed stacked so high against me?
One remedy for unconscious motivations that undermine our life is mindfulness. We can choose to be aware of our choices. If I observe myself, I am able to override patterns that are self-defeating.
When I develop my ability to focus, I can be mindful. We live in a world dominated by screen time. The average American spends 10 hours and 39 minutes daily using a tablet, smartphone, personal computer, multimedia device, video game, radio, DVD, DVR or TV.
This constant use of devices divides our attention. We are losing our ability to focus and be mindful. It is important to be able to contemplate our life experiences and our emotions. This enables us to live balanced and conscious lives. Our quality of life depends on our objectivity and our choices.
Please watch this video where John Omaha explores the biological dynamics of our unconscious motivation: