The subconscious mind is a powerful force in determining our success…or lack thereof.
And understanding its impact in light of Universal Principles
is CRITICAL if we want to succeed in business, relationships
or life in general.
Probably the single most important thing that we can do
to be successful in any (and all) areas of our lives is
to pay attention to what we’re thinking and saying.
Repeated thought patterns literally train our subconscious
minds to perform in a certain way.
That’s why vision boards and imaging works.
It’s also why, despite all our hard work, we may not be
seeing the result we want.
Our thoughts and attitudes determine what we will…and
This article looks at some of the more common success
This is the linchpin. The picture we hold in our minds of
who we are, what we’re capable of and where we’re headed
determines our thoughts…and actions…in every area of life.
When we believe that we’re not capable, not worth a
position, money or relationship, our subconscious mind
will make sure that we’re right.
This can be really subtle, too, finding the form of
“Oh, I’m good, but he/she is better.”
Money and Success
We really need to look hard at our thoughts and attitudes
about money, success, and successful people.
If we don’t believe…honestly believe…that we deserve
to be paid and/or paid more, we need to be looking at our
self-image (see above).
One of my mentor always said that we cannot attract what
we don’t respect. Sure, we talk about wanting to make
$XXXXX.00 per month, having financial freedom, etc.,
yet whenever we hear about someone who’s successful we
find ourselves resenting and even bad mouthing them.
When we do, we’re telling our subconscious mind that
being successful is a bad thing. That being successful
is not something desirable because then we’d be one of
“those kind” of people.
With thoughts like this, our subconscious mind will
kick into high gear to protect us from the “evil”.
Then there’s prosperity vs. lack thinking, which is a
whole other article. Suffice it to say when we believe
there’s not enough, sure as anything, there’s not.
But when we open our eyes to the limitless supply that’s
all around us, we’ll live in abundance.
This may sound a bit harsh, but if we dishonor our past,
the path that was uniquely ours, we’re literally spitting
in the face of God, nature and Universal Law.
Realize that the path we were taken down was for our
edification, our grooming…
One of my mentors has always advised, “never spit on
the road that you walked down to get where you are today,”
and another maintains that we must “celebrate our past”
because “our mess is our message.”
Those life circumstances – the good and the bad, the
joys and the sorrows, the highs and the lows – all
combine to create our own unique experience and provide
the lessons we’re meant to share with others.
Once we’re able to see the lesson each moment was meant to
provide, we can look forward with expectation and even
excitement knowing that everything happens to bring us to
where we’re supposed to be. And while we’re on the subject
This is a closely related, different facet of our history which
warrants closer examination.
We must always honor those who taught us, who gave is what
they had whether we’re still working with them or not.
This speaks volumes to all those around us, and ultimately,
to the universe.
Side Note: Whether we do or we don’t “believe” in Universal
Law is totally irrelevant. We don’t have to believe in the
Law of Gravity for it to cause us to fall down when we slip
on the ice. It’s the same with other Universal Laws, such
as Sowing and Reaping, and the one discussed here…
The Law of Attraction.
We must pay attention to what we think, feel and say when
we’re pointing to someone who has gone before us and perhaps
served as one of our coaches, teachers or mentors.
It’s only natural as we grow and become more skilled, well
known or successful, that we’re likely to outgrow a particular
situation or teacher. As a mentor of mine always said, we
outgrow our environment…we outgrow the size of our tent.
But when we leave a particular teacher…whether it’s because
we’ve decided to go in another direction or for whatever
reason we don’t agree with what they’re currently doing…if
we develop negativity, bitterness or animosity, and especially
if we give voice to it, we’re attracting that negativity,
bitterness and animosity to ourselves.
BTW…there’s a reason we tend to do this. It’s all part of
our minds justifying the decision to leave/change direction.
But it’s important to remember that every teacher gives us
SOMETHING. And we must honor that. It serves as the example
we set for those who follow us, PLUS, when we apply something
we learned from them, our subconscious mind believes about US
what we profess about THEM.
When we become aware of the power of our subconscious mind
and the effect it has on us, we’re positioned to harness that
power for our good and train ourselves to think and speak in
life enhancing ways.
Remember, our subconscious mind is heavily invested in our well
being, and will “protect us” from the evils we think and talk about.
For more in-depth reading on how you can train your mind for success,
I highly recommend The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy.