F. A. RIMAGINE THAT! Magic Wand Question “If you could wave a Magic Wand that changed one thing within six months which would have a positive impact on your life – personally and/or professionally… …What would you change?”
F. A. RIMAGINE THAT! But, which mind really controls you?
F. A. RIMAGINE THAT! “The most recent brain research strongly indicates that the subconscious mind controls 90% of our choices and the conscious mind controls 10 %.” - Richard Granger Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Dartmouth Author, Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence
F. A. RIMAGINE THAT! Plato’s Chariot (Phaedrus, 370 B.C.)
F. A. RIMAGINE THAT! Elephant – Weaknesses (Subconscious) Wants what it wants ‘now’ and does not like to make a short-term sacrifice for long-term payoff. Is fearful of change, skittish, likes the status quo and has a default setting of “survival.” Does not “reflect” in the traditional sense but thinks in absolutes: “right and wrong”- “like or dislike” - “love or fear
F. A. RIMAGINE THAT! Elephant – Strengths (Subconscious) Is the power and the energy – the heavy lifter. Is the center of our emotions and the storehouse of our memories. Cannot tell the difference between a real experience or one which is imagined by the Rider. (But, maybe not always.)
F. A. RIMAGINE THAT! The Rider – Weaknesses (Conscious) Is at the whim of the Elephant and can serve only as a kind of “advisor.” Has a natural tendency to see mostly the negative and over-analyze (analysis paralysis). Has limited reserves of mental energy. Will-power and decision-making can sap its resources.
F. A. RIMAGINE THAT! Rider – Strengths (Conscious) Can look into the future and visualize alternate paths of choice and – make a plan. Is a master storyteller The Rider loves to make up and tell stories, even if many of the stories are a complete confabulation and often a rationalization. Can influence but not control the Elephant with vivid, emotionally charged pictures and images.
F. A. RIMAGINE THAT! YOU ARE THE ELEPHANT AND THE RIDER!
F. A. RIMAGINE THAT! 5 Keys to Live an Exceptional Life 1.Make friends with reality. 2.Adjust your attitude. 3.Create a solid support system. 4.Ask for help and express your gratitude. 5.Create a strong vision that will see you through a crisis.