3 Tips to Unleash the Positive Power of Your Unconscious Mind
Our Unconscious Minds (UM) often get a bad rap.
There’s so much focus these days on the negative programming, triggers and limiting beliefs that live in our unconscious. Even traditional therapy focuses on revealing our “bad” unconscious thoughts to heal our souls.
In my opinion, these assumptions are urban legends, created by yesterday’s psychotherapists, coaches and traditional thinkers.
Neuroscience has proven that your Unconscious Mind is eager to serve you, in any way that you need. Your Unconscious Mind is already serving you as we speak.
- Processing the 11M bits/second of information you receive every day
- Driving nearly 95% of the decisions you make and the actions you take
- Running every system and cell in your body
We are the Cause of Our Unconscious Minds
Whether your Unconscious Mind is expanding your horizons or limiting your future depends entirely on you. Your UM needs clear and concise direction. It is in the context of our direction that we define how we move through this world and create our lives.
Neuroscience has proven that your Unconscious Mind is eager to serve you, in any way that you need.
When we are thoughtful in our communication with ourselves and others, we guide our UMs in a positive way. When we get stuck repeating negative thoughts and behaviors, we direct our UM in a limiting direction.
It really is that simple.
Unleashing the Positive Power of Your Unconscious
So how do we harness the positive power of our unconscious minds? Here are 3 tips. Try them for a month and then let me know what happens, won’t you?
Focus on What You Want
Our UMs do not process negatives or negations. For example, when I say, “Don’t think about your competitors,” you think about them, don’t you? When we focus on what we don’t want to happen, we direct our UM to focus on that unwanted thing happening.
The first shift to clearly direct your UM is to focus on the positive. How? By concentrating on what we want, in our thoughts and our communications with others.
Pause to Find Objectivity
Our UM is designed to take everything personally. Our very personal perceptions form our reality. We apply our inner perception to the world, projecting our truth to explain everything that occurs in our space. Unfortunately our perceptions and projections often stray far from reality.
The second shift is to find your objectivity. Practice jumping in front of that knee-jerk response that personalizes life’s every experience. When you flare at that email or vmail – before you hit reply – pause, take a breath and stop the program your UM is running.
Step into alternative realities of the situation, brainstorm what other options the person might be trying to communicate. By feeding objective reality back into your UM, you upgrade the personalizing programs and evolve to a more objective perspective.
Success Is in the Repeat
Just as we learn a new sport or language, we create behavioral and thinking habits by repetition. We must be consistent as we replace old patterns with fresh perspectives. Simply shifting our thoughts for a day or week most likely isn’t enough to change an unconscious habit or thought, developed over a lifetime.
This third shift is to choose the changes you want to make and stick with them. Repeat the positive thoughts, return to objectivity and stay consistent. Most unconscious programming can and will shift within 30 days with focus, determination and repetition.
Just as we learn a new sport or language, we create behavioral and thinking habits by repetition.
Above all, be nice to your Unconscious Mind. It wants to help you step into your ultimate potential. Take it easy on yourself as you perfectly program your positive power!
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