You may have heard the analogy that your mind is a lot like an iceberg.
And the subconscious part is the large, under the surface majority.
In fact, it’s believed that as little as 10% of your thinking and acting is done consciously.
It’s your subconscious mind that is running the show under the surface.
It’s your subconscious programming that dictates your beliefs, habits and behaviors.
It’s this fact that is holding you back from the results you say you want, but aren’t getting.
A major role of your subconscious mind is to keep you safe, which is why when you go to do something new, you hit resistance. Your subconscious mind wants you to stick to what’s safe.
But safe doesn’t get you the results you want.
The success you desire requires you to do new things, and take bigger risks.
How many times have you reached your destination when you’re driving somewhere and suddenly realized you don’t remember much or any of the journey. You were daydreaming and lost in thought, and your subconscious took over and helped you get where you were going.
When was the last time you consciously thought about your breathing or your heart beating?
I’m guessing you do that rarely, if ever.
Do you consciously think about digesting your food (unless that fast food meal is sitting like a rock or turning over in your stomach)?
Your subconscious mind is your body’s operating system, and one of the primary reasons you’re not getting the results you want is because that operating system was programmed back while you were a toddler.
In our first, most formative years our minds are wide open to suggestion. We’re just like sponges taking everything in without questioning it. If our parents repeatedly say no or stop to us when we’re reaching for something we shouldn’t touch, or crawling towards something that might hurt us we start to form beliefs that the world is a scary, dangerous place.
Even at such an early age we begin to develop our beliefs about the world, and end up carrying them throughout our lives. It doesn’t matter that we didn’t have the conscious faculty to interpret the situation at the time. We simply accepted the suggestions and continued to reinforce those beliefs with other similar experiences as we grew.
By the time we reach adulthood, we have all of these beliefs we’ve formed about ourselves, life and the world around us that may or may not be accurate, because again, they were formed from an infant’s perspective.
This is why I feel personal development is so important for all of us. It gives us the tools and awareness to question our beliefs, especially the limiting beliefs that hold us back from our full potential.
Today, I want to share with you a process to help you reprogram your subconscious mind for success that a mentor of mine teaches. His name is Wayne Lee and he’s a stage hypnotist who entertains, educates and empowers people to achieve greater success in life.
I love the story of how he first became interested in hypnosis. 😉
Give this process a try. Implement it for yourself and leave me a comment below to let me know your results.
For another great way of reprogramming your subconscious mind for success is to listen to empowering audio programs daily. Here’s the Inner Circle I listen to everyday to keep my mind in success consciousness.