Career Pathway #111: Choice as Gremlin Defense

In my last Career Pathway, “Taming Your Gremlin,” I shared with you the value of noticing • being fully aware of the sights, sounds, scents and sensations around you. This skill is important in moving toward the next step in the process of demystifying the undermining voices of our minds.

This week, I challenge you to deepen your ability to notice. Our “Gremlins” contribute to the formation of two types of behavioral habits; how we respond to feelings and how we respond to people. Author Richard Carson says that though habits learned long ago may be suitable and effective, many may also limit our enjoyment and ability to live fully. More importantly, operating out of habit, instead of choice, limits your opportunity to enjoy yourself. Living in habit creates a vicious cycle, where the players and circumstances in your life may differ, but the outcome always remains the same.

Coaching Inquiries:  In what ways are your reactions to emotions still like those of a 5-year-old you? When a relationship becomes uncomfortable or unhealthy, what do you notice in your body?

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May you be filled with goodness, peace, and joy.

Erika Jackson (
LifeTrek Coaching International
Columbus, OH  •   U.S.A.

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