Are You Born to Succeed?
We all are born with a body and a mind. Our mind is an incredibly powerful force, it not only has full power over our own body but it also has the ability to control our environment.
The most powerful part of the mind is the subconscious.
As a kid I played a lot of baseball. Every season I would work hard and slowly improve. What I noticed though was that my most significant advances were made during the off-season.
I remember one year, I had been cut in the last round of try outs for the Swedish national cadet team (Kids under 15 years old). The problem, I was told, was my batting. I played good defense, pitched well, but couldn’t hit.
I was so angry, I couldn’t stop thinking about improving my swing, hitting better. I never touched a bat during the off-season but when I got back after the break; all of a sudden I was one of the best hitters in the league.
My subconscious mind had been working on my swing all off season, improving it. Looking at old pitches, correcting my technique and all of a sudden I was a good hitter.
Activating the subconscious
To activate the subconscious you need to plant the seeds you want in it. You have to tell it what it is you want to improve. To get something from the conscious mind into the subconscious requires that you think of it continuously for a long period of time and enforce it with strong emotions.
If you can hold a goal in your mind firmly for days and keep thinking positive thoughts about how great it will be to have completed it, slowly the thought will take root in the subconscious. That is why we work so much with goal setting; it helps force your goals into your subconscious mind.
Have you ever experienced the power of the subconscious? Do you believe that we are born to be successful? What are your thoughts?
photo credit: Krissi Sandvik