Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Power of the Inevitable

Some things feel like they are inevitable. It just feels like this thing or that thing is going to happen no matter what we do. This is powerful in that when we feel something is inevitable we are more likely to cause it to happen. This can be for good or ill and is for the most part subconscious.

There have been many times when I have been working on a project and suddenly had the realization that it will not work. This is not the understanding that I cannot do it, or that those I am working with will drop the ball but a realization that no matter what happens the plan will not come together. On the other hand there have been times where the opposite is true, a project looks bleak but I know it will work out.

When we feel we already know the outcome no matter what our actions, it effects our motivation, and the quality of work and effort we put out. In other words it can be a self fulfilling prophesy. The question then becomes, is there a way for us to create a false sense of inevitability in the things we do to motivate us and drive us to complete them? This goes beyond visualizing the task as complete or needing to meet a deadline. This is creating a knowledge in ourselves that this will be done. So how do we do this, how do we create the knowledge that successes are the only possible outcome of our indeverers?

I'm not sure but it is something I will be thinking about in the days ahead. If you have any ideas leave me a comment here or via face book or email. Thanks have a great day.


Anonymous said...

All time is present all the time. We just have a filtered view of time. Seeing the future as in knowing inevitability might just be a wider filter than most of us have or than you have all the time. If so,than there are no false senses of inevitability. You just need to work on this precognition thing. Read The Intention Experiment - Lynn McTaggart. It's not just you in your head, you know.

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