Just registered for the second part of my Wilderness First Responder training. I'm realizing that something that many of us may need to pay attention to is the vulnerability of falling into old patterns when we are surrounded by routines, habits and people who align with those old patterns. The brain works with what it gets. If we rob it of new information, new ideas, it can only resort back to what it has already done many times. It's an energy-conserving system. We have to intentionally push it to new levels, or it will fall back.
This happened to me recently and made me very aware of how important it is to constantly strive to raise the bar. That's what the brain is designed to do. It's so much more powerful than any of us can comprehend. Even though the potential is there, however, it must be pushed, evoked and activated by our own actions and effort. Otherwise, that power lies dormant.
Although it can be hard to get out of our routines, and sometimes change who we are surrounded by, it's up to us to honor that power waiting in its potential state.