Sherry A. Phillips

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How Strong Is Your Subconscious?

Changing Your Subconscious Mind

What you believe in your subconscious is what you will become

My husband is very political. It’s in his blood. It’s his passion and he loves it.

Me? Not so much. It’s just too negative and I choose not to participate in the negativity. And it’s ALL negative, no matter which side of the aisle you find yourself.

That said, he shared an article over the weekend that was political in nature, but at the core, there was a good message for all of us.

Discarding the political slant of the article, my mind kept dwelling on this section from Real Clear Politics:

Long before Donald Trump made his first foray into Las Vegas real estate, I had an unsettling experience gambling in a downtown Vegas casino. The cards were falling my way until late at night, when I began making subtle mistakes. My stack of poker chips, once piled high, dwindled. Ahead a few thousand dollars at one point, I cashed out with little more than my original stake.

I slept fitfully, and in the morning called my father, who grew up in Nevada and is also a gambler, to relate the previous night’s turn of events. He asked me a single question.

“Were you tired?”

“Yes,” I said. “I got up very early in the morning, traveled here, and played cards until after midnight.”

“That explains it,” he said. “You lost because you wanted to lose.”

“No,” I said. “I hated losing.”

“Of course you did, but your body needed sleep,” he said. “Your body knew that the only way it could get you to quit playing and go to bed is if you lost your money. You’re lucky you didn’t lose everything.”

That was how I learned how powerful our subconscious desires can be.

Think about that story for a minute. Think about how strong your subconscious mind can be and how your subconscious will direct you to make decisions and choices to align with your subconscious beliefs about yourself.

Dedicated to losing weight, yet you find yourself saying yes to that bag of chips or slice of pie? You’ve told yourself you’re going to get in shape, yet find reasons to not exercise? Determined to succeed in your business, but find yourself spending time doing everything else except working on your business?

That’s your subconscious mind at work.

Despite what you say you want on the outside, your mind has preset itself because of years of messaging to stay right where it is and not move. This is why many lottery winners find themselves back to being poor a few years after buying that winning ticket. Their subconscious mindset is still hooked on poverty and not prosperity.

Whether you are trying to lose weight, succeed at business or change your life for the better, you must conquer your subconscious mind. How can you do that? By reprogramming it!

Here are just a few suggestions:

1. Create a vision board and put it somewhere you can see it every day.
2. Write your dream life story in a journal as though it is the present and read it every day.
3. Say daily (and nightly) affirmations to yourself.
4. Read self-help books (read at least 30 minutes of a self-help book every single day).
5. Practice “Do It Now” – Don’t let an excuse get in the way of your goals. Just “Do it now!”
6. Listen to affirmative, positive cd’s while driving in the car instead of mind-numbing radio.
7. Pray. Ask God to help you move into a new mindset in order to become all He intends you to be.

Have a blessed day.

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