BarroMetrics Views: Default Futures II
Let’s begin with a clarification. When I say willpower is not enough, I don’t mean you won’t need willpower to solve the problem of our default futures. It’s just that willpower while necessary is, for most of us, insufficient.
So, what is needed?
Firstly, a modicum of willpower. Secondly, awareness - crystal clarity of our objectives. Once we know that we can take next step - identify the behaviour that blocks our success - the key word here is ‘behaviour’. From this starting point, we take the next steps.
So far the research on overcoming our default futures is in agreement. From this point, they start to diverge. One the one side you have the approach best exemplified by Joe Dispenza; and on the other, you have an approach best illustrated by Celestine Chua in her course on overcoming procrastination.
Joe’s approach essentially uses ‘inducted hypnosis’ to program the subconscious to overcome our default futures. The idea is by accessing the subconscious directly, we bypass the barriers raised by the conscious mind.
(One caveat. The guided meditation MP3 files used to be available if you bought ‘Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself’. This is no longer the case. The tapes appear to be available only if you buy his online course USD 497.00).
Celestine’s approach seeks to overcome the barriers consciously. She applies the formula:
Pleasure of Success x Pain of Failure GREATER THAN the Sacrifice of Success (Pleasure of Failure) x the Fear of Inaction (Pain of Success)
The Pleasure of Success and Pain of Failure are easy enough to understand. The Sacrifice for Success are what we need to give up to attain our goals - e.g. time, effort and money. The Fear of Inaction refers to the three main fears:
Both approached use a daily reminder format to over our Default Futures.