Our body as an organism is hard-wired for survival. When something is familiar we go toward more easily and sometimes automatically. When something is unfamiliar, we make a conscious or unconscious effort to go toward, move away or avoid altogether.
Recall learning to drive, at first, you might have felt like it was a lot to remember, coordinating the position of the car on the road, using the accelerator, the brake, steering, navigating other vehicles, stopping at intersections, hill starts, parking and more. Recall your intention for learning to drive and your commitment to practicing.
Over time with practice, this unfamiliar feeling of driving becomes more familiar, easier and almost automatic.
New habits form with practice, repetition and commitment to the outcome. Conscious or unconscious, we are creating and reinforcing habits every day.
Consider your first experiences learning to drive and compare to how you drive today.
Consider driving – Your first experiences learning to drive and compare to how you drive today.
Go to page 12, activity 12 in your workbook to capture what stands out.