Do you ever feel like you are in this cycle?
Auto-pilot -> having the same thoughts, feelings and actions that have really become habitual. Some patterns you chose others are unconscious.
Fear -> a feeling that something is off and it’s unknown so you can’t do anything about it and no one else seems to be doing anything about it either… Is my relationship ok? Will I be fired or laid off from work? Am I a good parent?
Blame -> since you don’t know, it’s easy to move to blame. Blaming others, blaming circumstances, blaming your self for not being better or smarter.
Victim -> When you feel fear and start to blame, where else can you go but to a place of the victim. Why won’t someone help me? I have to do everything alone. I am alone. The world is against me.
Closed-off -> So when there isn’t anyone on your team it’s time to protect yourself and build walls for protection.
Dwell -> in a closed-off position, without any real feedback, but your own auto-pilot story, you dwell on what’s NOT working and who’s to blame, creating even more worry and stress
Drift -> since the focus is on the past and you are running on auto pilot you tend to drift through your days. Flowing on the current of your current circumstances whether they are good or bad.
Anxiety -> since you are focused on the past and drifting through your present circumstances, the future very much looks like the past or even worse than where you are currently. What if you lose that job? And then the cycle continues.
Can you see the cycle in an aspect of your life (big or small, one area or many areas)?
This is why we like Vacations… Auto-pilot must go offline and something shifts even if only for a moment or during vacation.
What if there were a tool, that each individual possesses and can cultivate, to break the cycle?
If this is a Survival cycle, what does a Fulfillment cycle look like?