Have you ever heard that our subconscious mind is stupid?
Yes, it only obeys the commands it receives. Good or bad. It doesn’t know the difference between something that is real or imagined. For example, I was once driving in the car with a friend and asked him if he was afraid of snakes. Before even answering me, he started freaking out thinking I had a pet snake in my car. My friend was immediately reacting to false assumptions. That’s my point. This is why.
In my opinion, most people don’t keep focused on the goals and objectives they say are important to them. Our subconscious minds are falsely conditioned to think that a new goal is a joke. Why? Because people routinely make them and don’t reach them. Here is my advice to help motivate not frustrate you:
1) Make a commitment, not a resolution. The subconscious mind is too familiar with the word resolution. You see, very few people make commitments. All the talk about doing this or that is nothing but an interest. A resolution is usually an interest though it could be a strong one. But what you need is a commitment—a different trigger word for the subconscious mind. And you also need a different time frame. That's why we are setting our goals monthly not just at the beginning of the year when everyone else is setting them.
2) Fuel your commitment with desire. You’ve got to feel something inside of you that drives you to take daily action. Why do you want it so badly? That is your big why. Desire will become your driving force.
3) Once you think it, ink it. Once you put it on paper, the subconscious mind receives two commands. The first one is verbal and the second is written. Write it in big letters on a piece of paper and stick it on your refrigerator or your bathroom mirror. Either place will ensure you to view it daily. This will keep you accountable to yourself.
4) Give it time. The process is precious. If you want to lose 20 pounds, don’t try going to the gym and killing yourself in the first three months. Take it easy. And be consistent. It will happen. Or you will frustrate yourself and give up. And the same advice is good whether you want to lose weight, or double your sales for the year. The key is to be consistent.
I have three words for you: SUCCESS TAKES TIME! I know because I see it each and every day.
So my fellow All Star, be very clear as to why you’ve got to have what you are seeking. Or you may not really want it after you have it. And be sure to set realistic goals. Be patient. Forget about resolutions. Set emotionally charged goals TODAY, and "Go for it!"
All Star Coaching thought for today: SUCCESS TAKES TIME! Be patient!
Have a productive weekend.