The phrase of Nature’s abhor of a vacuum that always manages to fill a void is undeniably true. When an undesirable habit has a replacement by a habit that leaves a more pleasant taste in your mouth, it is generally a challenge that takes some time to accomplish. You already know that “bad habits are hard to break,” but how did you acquire it in the first place? That all comes down the subconscious, subliminal, and other in-depth processes we cannot cover in this short period, however, let’s take it one step at a time.
Your mind is like a glass bottle, in that when the contents of the bottle cease to be, the bottle is not truly empty–it is now full of air. The same goes for your mind as it will be full of something, whether you put the information in, or allow someone else to channel you. The hard truth is the more you allow certain thoughts to take up residency, the more often those thoughts will occur until you have developed a habit, and changing that habit is extremely difficult, but not impossible with patience.
You must make a conscious effort in order to recondition your mind. For instance, if you know you have anger issues to where your temper takes over at inappropriate times, this could end up costing you a lot whether it be a relationship, a large purchase, or even a working position. This thought needs to be rechanneled by first realizing and taking responsibility for the action, and then neutralizing it with a positive affirmation such as, “No one has the right to decide how I will react but me, no matter what she says, and no one can make me angry or feel guilty without me feeding into her sales pitch. No one has the right to control my emotions without my permission.”
Stop and look at the last day or so and ask yourself how many times your emotions make decisions for you. It is time to turn the vacuum off and reverse it to blow the bad habits out, creating more room for good ones.
When you know about computers, you know that GIGO refers to “garbage in – garbage out” because a lot of unnecessary information is placed into storage until deliberate removal takes place. There are programs to assist in the process that can run automatically during the night while you sleep, or you can manually begin the programs deleting history, viruses, or other issues your computer is not agreeing with, which may cause it to slow down.
Your mind is your body’s computer, and suspiciously enough, it is similar to a computer in many ways. Your mind will be fed, whether you intentionally feed it or not, and it is not just what passes down the esophagus. Sure, what you digest is certainly important in keeping your mind healthy, but even more important than food is what you entertain or exercise your mind with during the day, or even while you sleep and dream.
When you allow your mind to have healthy and nourishing input, it will become strong and responsive, but if you restrict it to negative, unhealthy, and unproductive input, you are essentially feeding it “junk food.” This garbage out would be better off not being exposed to your mind in the first place.
Feed your mind a healthy, balanced diet including information in a variety of fields, or the latest trends. You will be happily surprised to realize how much more positive a person you become by “defragging” your mind to fill it with ideas to benefit you, instead of take away from healthy thoughts.
A working position simply provides a basic fundamental process of which you may create the perfect job for yourself. You literally are where you work. Whether you agree with your company or not, being present on a regular basis will tend to mold you into someone other than who you went in as. If this process didn’t occur, you would not fit in, and would not be working there long.
In contrast, the more you give to your job the more it responds with an allowance of personal growth, self-confidence, monetary rewards, and your future’s potential. Like the majority of people, there are apt to be a few things you do not particularly care for, but you feel the pros and cons are of a reasonably fair balance. It’s up to you to make it the greatest job in the world. Just like in your life, you get what you give; no more and no less.
When you search for the perfect job, make sure it’s one that will not only choose you, but one that you choose as well. If you cannot find the job that screams out your name when you say the title, you may take something temporarily, but this does not need to be a setback. Learn what you can as you continue searching for the job that deserves you fulfilling it to make it your own.
Have you ever had to work with someone who is always late to get the work in, and it’s always someone else’s fault? Perhaps they were supposed to have brought something for a meeting and were unprepared, but it was because someone forgot to remind them. Do you know someone like that who uses alibis on a frequent basis?
What about the parents who tell their child to do something, and by the time they have gone through all the reasons and rationalizations they could have done it themselves? Sometimes they do because it’s easier, and sometimes they don’t because they’re good parents. Why are they good parents? Everyone knows actions form habits, and the child will eventually learn to complete a task without instruction by practicing.
Going back to the first paragraph, the person who appears unreliable, can you imagine the childhood? Did this person do as instructed, or have a tantrum until the adults gave in? I’ll bet you can tell. Is it too late for these people? Absolutely not! What one needs to remember is that while a hundred and one excuses can be given for an incomplete or a late assignment, it’s time for a reality check.
By accomplishing the task, and making room for more and better, not only can the person feel as if something is being complete but will appear better than others, undoubtedly reaping rewards from superiors. Who knows? Perhaps by finishing the job, a desk with a view is in the cards. They certainly won’t be giving the promotion to the one who forgot to bring the presentation!