A lot of people are enthusiastic about making life changes so they work really hard to discipline themselves into new habits.
That’s not a bad thing, but it’s HARD.
There’s a better way.
Your mind does a lot of things for you that you never have to think about, and that can INCLUDE goal achievement.
Think about it:
How much discipline do you need to keep your heart beating? How hard is it to remember to breathe?
These tasks are handled automatically by your subconscious mind. So pat yourself on the back; you ARE successful at staying alive, thanks to your subconscious mind! It’s a gift from God that handles FOR us the things that maybe we’re just not smart enough to handle on our own.
Well, I, for one, am also not smart enough to achieve the goals that are beyond my natural control. So I HAVE to enlist this God-given gift to help me do it.
Imagine someone saying, “Wow, you are SO good at keeping your heart beating, you are amazing! You are such an amazing example of one who breathes so naturally! If I could just breathe HALF as well as you, I’d be thrilled!”
It seems ridiculous, doesn’t it? But people say this about goal achievers all the time. People who achieve amazing results aren’t always smarter or more disciplined, they’ve just learned how to work WITH their subconscious mind to realize their dreams.
So, what if goal achievement could be handled just as naturally as breathing?
Are you ready for a fresh start? Could you use a shift?
Setting a goal and turning it over to your subconscious mind activates the extra faculties of intuition, inspiration, or instinct. Turning it over is accomplished through repetition and/or emotion. To put it into simpler terms, it’s praying WITH a clear vision of what you’re trying to accomplish, and a feeling of gratitude and expectation as if it’s already been achieved.
Too often we pray for what we need, while envisioning the disaster we’re trying to avoid, or feeling worried about our potential failure to obtain it. All three parts need to agree:
- What we ask for
- What we see in our mind’s eye, and
- How we feel.
When those three parts are aligned, things really begin to shift.
Seriously, test it with something small today.
Here’s the thing. Everyone is ALREADY shaping their future using their subconscious mind; they just don’t realize it. I’d venture to guess that most people haven’t noticed the connection between their previous thoughts and feelings, and their present results. But when you begin to trace the effects of your thoughts and feelings, you begin to discover the incredible power that often lies dormant inside your mind.
Wait a minute… if your subconscious mind is already helping you achieve images you handed it previously, what will your results be? Are they predictable? Yes—perhaps more than you realize. To get a clue, ask yourself this:
- What have my repeated thoughts been about?
- Which thoughts generate my most frequent emotions?
- Do I fear and worry, more than I anticipate and excitedly plan for better days?
So that’s the first step: pay attention to your thoughts. And then remember that as you set goals and let your sub-conscious mind do the hard work, achieving them can become as natural as breathing. You are the captain of your soul.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud,
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Invictus by William Earnest Henley
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For a video explanation of this conscious-to-subconscious transfer, watch The Visual Aid that Changed Everything.
Related: How to know if you’ll reach the goal
Originally published January 3, 2006