Subconscious Decisions

If your future is dependent on your actions and decisions, and 95% of these are made automatically and subconsciously, what do you think your future looks like?

Subconscious Decisions
Created by Olubunmi Nmerenu

𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐱𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝟑𝟓,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐝𝐚𝐲? 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭? 👇

Most of these decisions are made automatically and unconsciously, c.95% to be very exact. 😯

I tried to analyse this for a while, but I couldn't wrap my head around it. 35,000 decisions daily, and 95% of them are automatic and unconscious! Wow!

Can you pause for a moment and reflect on your day? Try to recall the decisions you made from the moment you woke up this morning. What kind of decisions did you mostly make today? Good or bad?

▶ Did you wake up, pick up your phone and start scrolling through social media?

▶ Did you snooze your alarm severally until you ran out of time and had to rush out?

▶ Did you practice your morning routines? Do you even have a morning routine? 😂

Some may argue that only a handful of these daily decisions are significant. But 𝐦𝐲 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬: 𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐭?

Let's talk a bit about the automatic and unconscious decisions we make. The key implication is that 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧'𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭. Imagine that!

Your subconscious mind made them for you based on the repository of past actions. It didn't need your permission!

If you woke up today and the first thing you did was scroll through social media, the odds are that you have repeated this action over and over again and your subconscious mind has registered it as the activity to do first thing in the morning.

There are numerous resources available on the topic of the subconscious mind. I highly recommend that you take some time to study how your mind works and how such an abstract concept like the subconscious mind can determine the outcome of your life.

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