Stop Playing Small! What To Avoid For Success

Stop Playing Small! What To Avoid For Success

 
 

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck and at a loss about what you want out of your life? One reason you may be feeling this way is because you’re living a good portion of your life on autopilot. Autopilot, or automatic pilot, is defined as “functioning in an unthinking or reflexive manner”.

 
Do you ever feel like you’re stuck and at a loss about what you want out of your life? One reason you may be feeling this way is because you’re living a good portion of your life on autopilot. Mia Miller | Transformation Mentor | Beflourished
 

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE

Living on autopilot often shows up as doing things because you feel you’re “supposed” to do them. For example, you may go to school for a practical degree instead of the degree that really interests you. Or perhaps you pursue a “stable” career that brings home the most money even though it makes you feel stifled and miserable every day.

Another way we tend to live on autopilot is by falling into default behaviors without even thinking about what we’re doing. Mindlessly watching television or getting caught up on social media for hours on end are common ways we spend our time without even thinking about it.

HOW TO TAKE BACK CONTROL

Developing self-awareness of your thoughts and behaviors is essential to breaking the cycle of living on autopilot. The more conscious you are about your decisions, the more control you have over your life. Once you’ve identified the areas where you’ve let go of the wheel, go into solution mode by asking yourself:

  • Am I doing this for me, or because I feel obligated to someone else’s expectations?

  • What do I ACTUALLY want to be doing with my life?

  • What could I be doing instead to get me to where I ultimately want to be in life?

 

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How have you been living on autopilot, and how you plan to take back control? What have you discovered about yourself? What strategies are you implementing?


 
Mia Miller is a mother, wife, athlete, and lover of life. She is also a Transformation Mentor, and founder of Beflourished.com.She works with introspective moms seeking clear life direction to find their true north. She helps them develop the clarity, self-confidence, and can-do mindset to boldly march to the beat of their own drum as they discover renewed purpose, fulfillment, and abundant joy.