If you are interested in personal development you have probably heard Brian Tracy’s words, “You are what you think about most of the time”. It is true, by thinking about something enough you push it into your subconscious, your mental computer that works 24 hours a day.
Dreams are your window to the mental computer
When you dream your conscious turns off, giving you a view of what is going on in your subconscious. You most important work will be done when you sleep. Your mind will be working without your conscious getting in the way, it will be solving problems you don’t even know you have and present your with solutions you didn’t realise your needed.
What you think becomes what you dream
Your dreams mirror your thoughts. It is your subconscious. By pushing a message into your subconscious it will be a part of your dreams. But to get something into your subconscious takes effort. You need to think about it constantly, write it down, visualize it, repeat it to yourself and almost become obsessed by it.
You are what you dream
Once you have pushed your thoughts into your subconscious you will start dreaming about solutions.
You will then start to see changes in the world around you and before long you will become what you have dreamed about.
In shorter time then you can imagine you can do extra ordinary things. If you have read “Think and Grow Rich” By Napoleon Hill, he shares this advice in his book and shows examples of how some of the most successful men and women have changed their lives and gone from rags to riches in just a short matter of time.
Change your mental programming
Most of us have a knack for dwelling on the negative, the danger of this is that you will be pushing this into your subconscious, making your mental computer work on solutions to give you even more greif.
If you are to succeed you have to change your mental programming, you have to become a more positive person, focusing on the good and on solutions.
This can be done in mainly 2 ways.
Keep repeating positive messages to yourself throughout the day, for example a cure for low self-esteem is to repeat over and over again hundreds of time a day “I like myself, I like myself”. A solution for low work moral is “I love my work”. If you want to rekindle the romance in a relationship it can be enough to repeat to yourself day in and day out “I love my wife/partner”. This will push it into your subconscious and your will start finding solutions to make it reality.
The other way is by clearly stating your goals in writing. When you have your goals in writing it becomes easier to dwell upon them. You can spend time reading them every day. You can write down plans, think about ideas and so on. All this will push your goals deaper into your subconscious and help you speed up your success.
Getting your subconscious working on your goals will bring you closer to success because your subconscious works on solutions 24 hours/day every day.
It will present you with new ideas, insights and plans. Remember that the most important thing is that you act on these ideas and insights, because no plan ever mattered that wasn’t put into action.
This was a guest post by Daniel M. Wood. You can read more from him at his blog Lookingtobusiness.com he writes about Sales Technique, Motivation and Success. By following his blog by email you will even get a free copy of his ebook „Double Your Income“