Get This Conditioning Process Out Of Your Head

In most cases, bringing awareness to one’s work process is like having two jobs. First, there is the job itself, and then, there is the work of seeing how one causes himself or herself to suffer in that job.

When, one feels mentally exhausted and anxious at work, they generally look to see how that was happening.

It would generally be because of the fact that, they were generally operating out of several false beliefs:

False belief #1 — Stress is necessary for success.

False belief #2 — You are lazy and you have to hide that.

False belief #3 — You’ll probably not meet people’s expectations, and they will be disappointed in you.

False belief #4 — You can avoid #3 if you work hard enough. (The Illusion of control).

False belief #5 — If you’re not suffering, you are not working hard enough.

All of these beliefs are complete bullsh*t, formed during the conditioning process as one is growing up.

Get This Conditioning Process Out Of Your Head - Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning – W F Skinner

Ref: Classical Conditioning vs. Operant Conditioning

Because if you were not conscious of them, they hold a lot of power over you. And, in all likelihood, they still do, when you are not paying attention.

But, honestly, you may be really trying to pay attention. As soon as you write down these beliefs, you must have looked at them and thought, “Jeez, no wonder work was exhausting and unpleasant.” Just being able to see that, will make your experience of working that day so much better.

At the end…You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice, If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice, You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill.

Of course, you can choose a path that’s clear, if you decide to choose freewill…

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