Back in the 1990s I listened to a fantastic motivational talk that really resonated with me. This was long before computers and before Ted talks.
It was about the power of our thoughts, and how our conscious mind work with our sub conscious thoughts. The conscious mind is constantly creating an image or picture of who we are. Then our subconscious supports that picture.
Our mind is like a giant computers. When we have a thought, it’s like typing something into the subject line in Google. After you push the Enter button, the computer goes into the archives and searches for all the things that support the subject.
So if you’re thinking, “I’m never going to be able to do this…”, memories of ALL those times when you weren’t able to accomplish something will be brought to support that initial thought.
The speaker shared a story about Bear Bryant, the famous football coach. His whole life was football. A month after he retired, he was dead. In his mind, there wasn’t much purpose left for his life without football. How much was his conscious mind supporting his picture of life?
If your subconscious mind can pull out all the evidence to support the negative thoughts, imagine making a positive thought like, “I’m brilliant.” Our minds go and retrieve all those amazing incidents from our life’s files to support that positive thought.
The Good Book once said these wise words, “As a man thinketh, so is he” and “Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass.”
-What are the pictures you have of yourself?
-What affirmations can you write about how you want to be?
Never underestimate the power of your thoughts!