I wanted to share an interesting experience on the power of the subconscious and how sometimes it takes over and we don’t even question it. Along with a business colleague, I went to the Gold Coast for a business conference at the weekend and as we were only away for 2 nights, we had carry on only. We had checked in online – yet they were weighing at the gate. We were over-weight 7Kg is very hard to stay under – but managed not to have to pay on the way up – due to being very lucky, last on the plane etc. So on the way back we had a plan, to combine one suitcase before the gate – so one of us would pay and we could split it. – That unfortunately is not what happened – we got to the airport – with oodles of time to spare – chatting away about stuff, about the weekend, and with another colleague that was also travelling on a different airline. We went straight up to the check in counter – with out even thinking and you can guess what happened, yep we both paid excess luggage. Afterwards – we thought about it – we could have checked in ourselves at the stands in the airport or done it online before we left the conference – or we could have combined our suitcases -and paid for one.
To top it of, they were not weighing bags at the gate, so we would have been absolutley fine – so $48 poorer – lessons learned – Always checkin online, it is worth paying an extra $20 to save the headache, but more importantly take control and be aware – it is interesting how so often, when we think we are in charge of our life – we are not really , our sub conscious is controlling us, – Explanation of the difference “The conscious mind is the part of your mind that is responsible for logic and reasoning. … The subconscious mind is the part of your mind responsible for all of your involuntary actions”. How often have you arrived home and had no memory or getting there – scary but true.
It was an interesting exercise – and a great lesson to be fully present and aware of what you are doing – and take control of your actions, and not let yourself full into bad habits, or be like a sheep and just follow and allow life to happen to you.
I would love to hear from you, if you have had a similar experience, as I am sure I am not the only one
until next time