There is one thing for sure and that is the power of your brain. No one is quite sure just how every part of the brain works despite years of medical research. But, one other thing is for certain - you can convince your brain to act and believe in certain things if you condition it properly. One must also recognize that two components of the brain are the conscious level and the sub-conscious level - both play a vast part in everything we believe.
Define What You Want
We probably have heard a lot about the power and necessity of setting goals if we want to acquire something be that a new career, an educational degree, a new job, a new house, a new persona. But, there is one thing often missed in the goal setting literature that must be talked about much more clearly.
Both Parts Needed
The one main thing that is missing in goal setting is the power of the phraseology - or how you tell yourself something that you want your brain to believe - that must be considered in order for both parts of the brain to act in unison. The both parts of the brain I am talking about are the conscious and sub-conscious.
Here is an example. If I say (using the visualization technique) that I am a doctor, assuming your goal is to be a doctor, your subconscious mind may say, 'no way - you haven't even finished your under graduate education yet', you have a conflict between what you are saying consciously and what your sub-conscious will accept as being possible.
But, if you change the language to something the subconscious can more readily believe like, 'I will really enjoy helping people as a doctor' is much more believable for the sub-conscious mind. The sub-conscious can easily believe that you will enjoy helping people so this becomes a firmer belief. The two must work hand in hand in order to make your goal believable, and doable. Then, you can say over and over again, 'I love being able to help people as a doctor.' Which is very believable to your sun-conscious mind.
How You Benefit
And, before you know it, your brain will be convinced how happy you will be as a doctor and will keep doing everything to move forward. A solid belief has been created because your sub-conscious mind could much more easily accept and believe what your conscious mind was saying.
You can use this same technique over and over again as it pertains to whatever goal it is that you are currently working towards accomplishing. You must understand the importance of actually believing what it is that you have set out to do.
Be Careful What You Say
For example, if you have set a goal to start a business, it would a much clearer statement if you were to say that you would be better able to support your family than to say I have a successful business. It is much easier for the subconscious mind to believe that you would be better able to support your family than to immediately jump to the assumption that you own a successful business.
The belief system is powerful but it cannot handle a thought that it completely out of its current range of experience. In the situation just cited, the brain already knows that you want to better support your family so it is with this thought that is more compatible with your established belief system.
"Any thought that is passed on to the subconscious often enough and convincingly enough is finally accepted."