Friday, 18 November 2011

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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Thoughts, Thinking Processes and What These Reveals About Beliefs Held In The Subconscious Mind

Thoughts reveal so much about what goes on in the subconscious mind. This is because thoughts are directed by the beliefs which are stored in this aspect of the mind. I have long been an advocate for the use of positive affirmations as a means of confirming visions and goals to the subconscious mind, that said, developing a positive mindset goes beyond saying a few positive sentences a couple of times a day. I would like to direct your attention the thoughts and thought processes which go on the rest of the time. I by no means undermine the effectiveness of affirmations, however if what you think about the rest of the time is contrary to your affirmations, the reality is that the other stuff is what you’ll attract more of. The idea behind repeating positive affirmations is to get them imprinted in your mind so that they become part of the daily thoughts which tick over without any effort from you. Thoughts already IN the subconscious mind have more influence than thoughts which constantly have to be PUT IN because they are replayed more often.

Not many of us appreciate just how powerful our thoughts are because we tend to think of them as isolated beliefs or opinions about certain issues. The reality however is that these beliefs are so deeply embedded in our thinking that they actually influence the way we think. An example which illustrates the conflict between the affirmation and the belief well is that of someone who affirms wealth and abundance but spends most of the time (outside of affirmation and visualisation time) thinking about things they need or want but can’t have because (here comes the belief) they don’t have enough money. In a weird and almost twisted way they believe their focus is on abundance when in really it’s on the lack thereof. As a result, in one way or another all their thoughts lead back to their dominant focus – lack of money. Affirming abundance and attracting wealth is a ‘solution’ to the problem of lack rather than an intrinsic pursuit which they are passionate about. Often people in this situation will complain of positive affirmations and visualisation being useless tools for bringing about more of what they want in their lives when in actuality they are attacking the wrong ‘enemy’!

It’s my belief that the development of a positive mindset requires both the putting in place of new empowering beliefs as well as the removal of negative, deep seated beliefs which have more influence over our thoughts and actions than we give them credit for. Make a commitment to delve deeper so you can identify and eliminate all beliefs and thought processes which may be stopping you from becoming the best version of yourself that you can be.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Ray of the Day

A friend of mine has a fantastic project which I thought I should tell you about. The main purpose of 'Ray of the Day' as Christian puts it is to 'serve you on your way to awesomeness'. Learn more about it at and if you choose to subscribe (FREE) you'll get one free video every weekday that will keep you feeling great! Please share with all else you feel would benefit :)

Monday, 14 November 2011

Finish 2011 With a Bang!

Are you ready to finish the year with a big bang?If yes then visit to hear what Melinda Emerson has to say - Great read!

Ten Great Quotes for the Day

1. "Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment." ~ Dale Carnegie

2.‎"Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul." - Niccolo Machiavelli

3. ‎"The mightiest works have been accomplished by men who have kept their ability to dream great dreams." 

- Walter Bowie

4. ‎"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." - Albert Einstein

5. ‎"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way." - Christopher Morley

6."Life, at its best, is a flowing stream of inspiration - acted upon!" - John Beresford

7."The secret of success is to be like a duck, smooth and unruffled on top, but paddling furiously underneath" Bill Cosby

8. "Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible" - Unknown

9." When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve". ~ Napoleon Hill

10."It always seems impossible until its done." ~ Mandela

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Friday, 11 November 2011

Self Sabotage - Are You Getting In Your Own Way?

Sabotage is defined as ‘a deliberate action aimed at weakening another entity through subversion, obstruction, disruption, or destruction’. Self-sabotage is then deliberate action aimed at weakening one’s self. This is an unusual phenomenon as people usually have to deal with external forces when facing obstacles on their road to achieving a defined goal rather than internal ones. The focus here is on how self sabotage prevents people from reaching peak levels of success in any area of life.

There are three groups of people which can be identified when looking at how self-sabotage operates. There is group one, the people who get on with what they need to do with regard to achieving success and do not entertain sabotage. Then there’s group two, which consists of those who view success as a distant dream. These people don’t even attempt to achieve their dreams – they merely sail through life, embracing mediocrity. The third and final group is made up of people who could be referred to as the ‘half-way housers’. These individuals know exactly what they need to do in order to achieve success however they never seem to get around to doing it. They live in the half- way house between mediocrity and success due to their half hearted approach. Life here is not great but it’s not terrible either. They are literally always so close yet so far! Can you relate?

Habits or repeated patterns of behaviour which overtime become imprinted on the subconscious mind are one of the main causes of self sabotage. The subconscious mind once loaded with beliefs operates on auto-pilot and steers future behaviour towards outcomes which are in line with said beliefs. So if for instance there is an individual who feels that success in all areas of life is the expected standard, the subconscious mind will steer said individual in paths which see them grow and gain confidence as a person who always reaches goals which they set out to achieve. If on the other hand the repeated patterns of behaviour leave the subconscious mind focusing on lack, not being good enough and failure, the same thing detailed above happens except this time the individual is steered toward paths which see them under achieve as this serves to reinforce the dominant beliefs held. The latter is the explanation for behaviour which sees individuals sometimes go out of their way just to ensure that they prevent success. A classic example is of someone who’ll write out a to do list containing all they need to do in order to meet a specific target, yet they never complete it. Tasks roll over day after day as they find themselves occupied with other trivial yet seemingly urgent tasks which do nothing to move them forward toward achieving real, tangible success – self sabotage. For individuals in group one, completing a to do list is non-negotiable. Group three members mosey along hoping to do all they can with no real drive to complete any one task.

You may wonder why the subconscious mind would steer one toward that which is detrimental. The reason for this is that this aspect of the mind, which so little is known about, aims to prove one sane rather than to work toward that which is in one’s best interests. If predominant thoughts focus on not being good enough, the subconscious mind works to bring about events and occurrences which are in line with not being good enough – thoughts become things.

Thoughts lead to actions which when repeated often enough become habits. Habits set the subconscious mind into action and it is for this reason that it is necessary to engage in self examination to identify the root cause behind each case of self-sabotage. Some feel they are not good enough while others lack a sense of urgency when it comes to achieving success now. Whatever the case, it is necessary to identify what feeds self-sabotage in order to overcome it. It’s been said that ‘If you're going to be a bear, be a grizzly’ and that’s so true. Why bother with anything if it will only be pursued half heartedly. Look at ways in which you could be getting in your own way before looking to external causes to explain the mediocrity and lack of success you may be experiencing.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

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