How to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind for Guaranteed Success
A whopping 90% of what you do is unconscious, so if you want to achieve your goals you need to have your subconscious mind working for you and not against you. In part one of this 2-part piece, we shared a comprehensive 5-step guide for achieving goals. In this article we will examine how the subconscious mind operates and how you can reprogram it for guaranteed success.
Where Self-Sabotaging Subconscious Beliefs Come From
Your subconscious mind operates from a framework that is primarily established in your childhood, and almost all your decisions and actions are dictated by those ingrained beliefs (usually without your conscious consent). Most of us do not escape childhood without a few emotional scars, regardless of how wonderful our family may have been. As a result, we carry around beliefs such as “I’m not good enough,” “I’m not worthy,” “I’m not smart,” “I’m not lovable,” and “I’ll never be successful.” These beliefs are often carried without conscious awareness, and if they conflict with your goals, then meeting those goals will be nearly impossible.
Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind For Success
In order to reprogram your subconscious mind for success, you need to first gain access to it. Mediation, Laser focused concentration glasses (http://www.delgadonaturals.com/lfc-brainwave-glasses-w-sleep-mask/), and hypnosis all produce a state of deep, focused relaxation – a state which will allow you to bypass your conscious mind. While in this state, identify limiting beliefs, examine the events that caused you to subconsciously accept those false beliefs, and identify the emotions behind them. Once all of this information is brought to your conscious awareness, you can examine and dissect it as a rational adult (remember most of your subconscious beliefs were established in childhood). Instead of suppressing emotions associated with past upsets and traumatic events, allow yourself to feel them wholly, only then can you dispel them. Finally, use the deep, focused relaxation state to replace old, negative subconscious beliefs, with new, positive ones.
Observe Your Thoughts
It is estimated that the average persons has 40,000-70,000 thoughts every day, and 70%-80% of those thoughts are negative! We pay little attention to most of our thoughts, and the majority of the negative things we say to ourselves go unrecognized. Pay attention to your thoughts and consciously replace negative thoughts with positive ones. This may feel unnatural at first, and you may have a hard time believing the positive affirmations you are saying to yourself. But keep with it, eventually your subconscious mind will begin to accept those positive statements you have been repeating to yourself, and when that happens, positive transformations will swiftly follow.
An Example For Better Understanding
All of this conscious/subconscious work can be tough to grasp at first. To simplify things, consider the following: Sarah has set a goal to eliminate all processed food from her diet. She has tried to do this many times in the past and can barely get through one day without ‘failing.’ When she comes home from a long day at work she longs for something sweet to give her comfort and joy. She feels anxious if she doesn’t eat the sweets, and justifies that she deserves it, and that she’s going to eventually give-in anyways.
While in a state of focused-relaxation, Sarah starts to examine her childhood experiences. She realizes that her parents offered sweets as a reward, and that’s why she associate sweets with comfort and pleasure. She also remembers her parents always being disappointed in her grades, no matter how hard she tried, or how good they were. As a result, she felt like a failure, and that now-ingrained belief has resulted in her giving-up and failing on many of her goals.
Sarah consciously examines these beliefs and realizes that actually, she is highly successful in many ways, and eating sweets makes her feel bad, not good. She allows herself to feel the pain that she experienced when her parents reprehended her for her grades, because only by feeling it fully, can she move on. She then uses the focused relaxation state to reprogram her beliefs with messages such as “I achieve everything I set my mind to,” and “eating healthy makes me feel good.”
She continues to work on identifying and transforming negative subconscious beliefs, and as she does, she notices her goals are finally being actualized. She also notices that everything in her life has become easier, and positive people and events are drawn to her like a magnet — all of these wonderful things naturally occur when your subconscious beliefs are constructive.
In the words of Neale Donald Walsch, in his book “Conversations With God”:
- Watch your thoughts, for they become words
- Watch your words, for they become actions
- Watch your actions, for they become habits
- Watch your habits, for the become character
- Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny