Our life is full of opportunities to do things, but we can’t get to them because they are blocked by something else. We can’t get them because we haven’t learned to trust ourselves enough to give ourselves permission to do them.
The point is that most of us have this thing in our lives called self-awareness. It is the awareness that we can trust ourselves enough to take risks and do things. And most of us are pretty good at taking risks. So even though all of us have the tendency to run from those opportunities, the problem comes when we stop running because we have no idea what we are doing.
So for those of you who are thinking, “Well, maybe I should go for it,” it might be a good idea to let your subconscious do the thinking for you. There are many times in life when you just want to grab a drink and get a little bit of down time. But because we are in autopilot mode, we do not want to take the risk.
If you are just now becoming aware of it, the fact is that most of us are like the guy who has just bought a new car. We are so used to being in autopilot mode that we don’t even realize that we are in it. The problem comes when we stop to consider the fact that we aren’t driving the car. We are really just in autopilot mode.
If this is the time of the decade that many of us are starting to get into automatics, then it might be time to take a break from autopilot mode. That is, unless you want to give yourself permission to do the same, but your life is not in automatics, it is in transportation.
It seems like the problem is we are so used to our ‘driving’ our cars that we are unaware that we are in autopilot mode. You see, our autopilot mode essentially means that we simply don’t remember anything about what we are doing. You might think that this was a good thing because you don’t remember what you are doing, but it means you are not in autopilot mode. You are in transportation mode.
To make matters worse, we are also having issues with our mobile devices which means that we are also being given some screen time to access. It is really frustrating, but it is very much a part of our life. After a while, we really can’t do anything about it, but we can try.
I’m going to start this by saying that I hate mobile phones. I’ve seen a lot of people get angry about it, but then they get angry the wrong way because they use their mobile phone to text, check email, and do all sorts of other things that they are not a part of. They are, however, a part of the world, and they are very dependent on their mobile phones.
To get a feel for why I get frustrated, I have to make sure to mention my mobile phone experience.
Yes, mobile phones are a very important link-building resource. They can be extremely frustrating for people who are used to using their computers, because they don’t make sense to use, they’re difficult to use, and they don’t have a proper keyboard. We don’t have to look far for examples of mobile phone-based link building. The only real mobile phone I’ve ever used was my BlackBerry. I can totally understand why someone would be annoyed by the lack of a keyboard.