YOU CAN TRANSFORM FAILURE INTO SUCCESS
The most successful people are those with the most interesting pictures in their minds. If you consciously paint a picture of yourself as a successful person, success will come to you. But if you are convinced that you are a failure, you will fail. If you think of scarcity, scarcity will befall you. If you imagine abundance, abundance will flow into you.
Consciousness is built of three layers – the conscious, the subconscious and the super conscious. Tap the powers of the super conscious and the subconscious and turn failure into success.
The conscious self that thinks feels and takes decisions is a very tiny part of our consciousness, like the tip of an iceberg floating above water. The subconscious is much vaster, like the larger portion of an iceberg immersed in the water. The subconscious cannot think for itself; it cannot decide what is right and what is wrong. If you believe that you cannot achieve something, the subconscious will take up your belief. Its job is to see that it proves your beliefs. Whatever you will believe in, your subconscious will create conditions, so that your beliefs are proved. Whatever you picture for yourself, the subconscious will prove that picture as true.
If a fat man believes that he cannot grow slim, he will never grow slim. He may go on a crash diet, but when he is off guard, something will happen; the subconscious will create circumstances so that he is caught in the trap unawares and gains weight.
Subconscious Is Good Servant, Bad Master
To achieve success you must believe in success, and paint a picture of yourself succeeding. The conscious and the subconscious must cooperate with each other to create success. Success is not produced only by the conscious self. It is done with the help of the subconscious. The subconscious is there to obey you; it is an obedient servant who takes orders from his master. You have to decide. Its beliefs are to be programmed by you.
The subconscious cannot think for itself; it cannot decide what is right and what is wrong. It can only obey. It is like the autopilot in an aircraft. If you set the autopilot to take the plane eastwards, the plane will keep on flying eastward. Only when you resume manual control you can change the direction of the plane. Therefore you have to be very careful of the thoughts you think, the affirmations you make, especially when you fall asleep. There are tremendous potentialities open to every one of us. If only we make use of the right affirmations at the right time, we can work wonders.
Speaking to your subconscious with magnetic determination is known as affirmation. Whatever you wish to affirm, affirm it over and over again. First, affirm to draw the attention of your own thoughts. Then, softly re-affirm to draw the interest of your thoughts. Finally, whisper the affirmation as though you are coaxing your subconscious to cooperate. First affirm loudly, then a little softly and lastly, in a whisper
For greater effectiveness, your affirmations must be rhythmic. Repeat the affirmation as if you were singing. Secondly, it must be positive. For instance, if you wish to give up smoking, don't say, "I shall never smoke again". Rather, tell yourself, "I have given up smoking". Affirm this, as if you have done it already, as if you are free from this habit. Positive thoughts induce magnetism; negative thoughts weaken your magnetism.