Thought Automation
Thought Automation

Thought Automation

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We're all familiar with the power of each of those words.

Automation can skyrocket productivity.

Our thoughts create our reality.  They are our augmented reality for life. Thoughts determine our decisions. Decisions determine our destiny.

Yet, oddly, we rarely think of these two powerful words together.

When we think of automation, we typically think of automating physical processes in order to be more productive. We think of software to do the work that we would normally have to do on our own. We think of machines and robots at factories. As a result of automation, we now have a rise in million-dollar, one-person businesses.

When we think of thought, we often focus on our conscious thoughts rather than our unconscious thoughts.


This way of looking at thought and automation is a mistake.

Here’s why.

Perhaps the most powerful feature of our brain is its ability to automate. As you read these words, consider this:

  • Your immune system is actively monitoring and fighting against threats.
  • You’re breathing in order to oxygenate your blood.
  • Your mouth is salivating, and your throat is swallowing.
  • Your heart is beating in order to spread blood throughout your body.
  • Your body is digesting food to keep you nourished.

Your body is conspiring to keep you alive without you even having to think about it.

These things have been automatically going on from the second you were born—even in the womb.

We also have a second incredible ability. We can program our body to do and think new things automatically. In other words, we can go beyond the automatic processes we were born with. For example:

  • We consciously learn to drive. Then, we can automate driving so we can simultaneously drive and hold a conversation.
  • We consciously learn to read and type. Right now, you’re reading these pixels on the screen by moving your eyes side-to-side and automatically turning it into meaning, and I’m automatically hitting my Mac’s keyboard without even thinking about typing. When was the last time you thought about how your ring finger felt on the letter ‘L’?
  • Musicians consciously learn to play an instrument. When your eyes automatically read notes, the rest of your body automatically plays the instrument.
  • We consciously learn how to speak. Isn’t it amazing how automatic all things that have to do with speaking our native language are? We hear vibrations in the air, and they automatically mean something to us. We think about a general idea, and our mouth just starts moving.
  • We consciously learn math. If I ask you what three times three is, you instantly know that it’s nine without having to count the numbers. Multiplication and other math functions have been automated in your mind.
  • We learn how to respond emotionally. We can re-train ourselves to have different emotional responses to things. In situations where we previously felt fear, we can learn to overcome that so that, when the same thing happens, we can respond with much less fear.
  • We can learn to be automatic world-class performers doing feats that others consider impossible. More on this later.

In summary…

  1. Our body has an incredible ability to automate its physical and mental processes.
  2. We have the ability to program our body and mind to do things automatically.

In a way, we can picture ourselves as one person managing a huge factory with the most modern automation equipment. Sort of like this online grocery store factory in the UK, where 1000+ robots process 3.5 million items per week:

Now that we’ve established that we’re the owner of this incredible automated factory, we just need to know how to manage it!

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