Guest Post By: Jay Jones
Have you ever wondered why we as human beings think and act the way that we do? Often times we unconsciously do things that we know are not in our best interest. We often say to ourselves, “If only I were more disciplined to do the things that I need to do…” Unfortunately, most people do not realize that they are in subconscious auto-pilot mode most of the time.
If you were about to fly a plane to New York and learned that the auto-pilot was programmed for the wrong destination, what would you do? If you wanted to get to New York, you would only have 2 options.
1. Manually fly the plane to New York the entire journey, or
2. Reprogram the auto-pilot
Using this analogy and applying it to our lives we are better able to understand how we are to get to our goals and dreams in life. We can either stay in a state of conscious awareness all of the time and always make conscious choices and decisions about everything that we do (extremely difficult to do) or we can take on the task of reprogramming our internal auto-pilot on a daily basis. There are major benefits to becoming unconsciously competent in the areas important to our success in life. Success is much easier when we are doing the right things without having to think about them all of the time.
Understanding how your subconscious works:
Everything that you have ever experienced through your 5 senses has been recorded into your subconscious mind. Those experiences and your emotional responses to them throughout your life dictate your internal auto-pilot. They determine your fight or flight responses to everything you experience in the present. Often we have programming that we do not even recognize that controls our motivations and desires. To many people, the thought of having to overcome all of the negative thoughts and programming from the past seems very daunting. Fortunately, the power of positive affirmations spoken aloud daily has more power over the subconscious in the present than most past memories.
Writing new programming:
It is exciting to know that no matter what you have been programmed to believe and therefore feel, you have the power to re-write that programming. You have the power to change your future destination in life! The first step in this process is to decide what it is that you want to believe about yourself and your relationship to the world around you. If you want to believe that you enjoy eating healthy and exercising, then you are going to have to affirm that every day if you want to eventually believe it. If you want to be a person of tremendous faith, then you had better affirm that every day as well. Whatever it is that you want to have, be or do, you must affirm it to yourself aloud daily. You must also write your affirmations in the present tense. Here are a few examples of positive affirmations:
I feel happy, healthy and terrific!
I have an amazing and abundant life!
Every day I am growing more successful in everything that I do!
I am loved and respected by others!
I manage my time wisely and make time for all of the projects that I have committed myself to!
I am passionate about serving others and being an example of success to everyone around me!
I set big goals and I achieve them!
I have 2 pages of personal affirmations on the wall by my desk that I read every morning during the week. I can speak from personal experience that without making a conscious decision about what I believe about myself, my thoughts would be slave to the world around me. The time has come for you to take back control of your life and your thoughts from the world. Decide what you want to believe, decide what you want to achieve and make the commitment for life to do the mental conditioning work to make it happen!
Jay Jones is an expert in lead generation and business development. He has worked extensively in the mortgage, real estate, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare and financial services industries. Jay is a dynamic speaker and regularly speaks for company and industry events.