How does beginner’s luck work when subsequent and more informed efforts are subpar? It all has to do with your elephant. 🐘
Credit Dr. Lee Pulos’ research: in one second, your conscious mind processes with 2,000 neurons while your subconscious utilizes 4 billion neurons. To remember this amazing ratio, it’s like an ant 🐜 who thinks it decides direction while riding on the back of an elephant. Who’s really in control of where they end up?
You make a decision to go west, get fit, meet the partner of your dreams, add a comma (or two) to your bank account, and sign up five new clients before month’s end. But, alas, you end up east, out of shape, dating a doofus, distracted by a scary bank balance, and no new clients within miles of the bookings board. It’s time to understand the mojo of beginner’s luck.
Simply put, your elephant doesn’t know what you don’t know. The ant is busy trying to figure out the top-line basics while the subconscious mind is given complete autonomy. Imagine 4 billion neurons’ only measure - is the outcome.
Hit the ball in the middle of the fairway. Close that sale your 1st time out. Get a Standing O your first time on stage.
You’ve started in flow. Non-thought. Your elephantine subconscious mind guides you without the annoying, fear-based part of the conscious mind interrupting with second guesses. After a few tries, you start to “think.”
Right? 🤔 No? 🤔 What the heck?
It gets worse. The ant screams down at the elephant.
What was I thinking? 😖 That was stupid. 😖 I suck!
Meanwhile, the elephant is listening and reacting.
Was I thinking wrong? 🤨 Am I stupid? 🤨 Did I let myself down again?”
Presto, a downward spiral of misalignment and negative patterns. It vortexes from bad to worse.
Bring that Beginner’s Luck Mojo back. Next time:
✅ Under-Think It
✅ Trust the Inherent Power of Your Elephant
✅ Relax, Step Forward, & Save Uncertainty for Another Day
You got this!
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