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  • Jason Glassner

Are You Missing the Key to Success?

Are you currently struggling to reach your goals? Do you have everything in life that you desire? Is it easy for you to reach your goals after every success? Are you always calm and patient? Or are you frustrated, angry and disappointed at your lack of progress in life? If you are not living the life, you wish to live, the solution lies in your mind!

Your mind has two parts, the conscious logical thinking part and the unconscious part. Your conscious mind is that part of your mind you are using right now to read and analyze these words. However, the subconscious part is interpreting the symbols on the page and telling you what they represent. This part of your mind is more powerful than you can imagine and can help you in ways that seem miraculous at times.

Everything that has ever occurred in your life is stored somewhere in the subconscious part of your mind. It is an unlimited warehouse for memories and emotions. This is an essential aspect of the subconscious mind. You need to have instant access to this stored information to find your way home, remember names and faces, how to do your job etc., it does have significant disadvantages!

Not only does your subconscious mind store valuable information, but it also stores basic emotions. For example, it keeps the feeling of pain and fear connected to certain activities, such as placing your hand too close to the fire. When you find yourself getting too close to the fire and feel the heat on your skin, your subconscious mind will immediately alert you with a feeling of fear. This mechanism is designed to keep you safe and works very effectively. It also works to your advantage by replaying positive emotions connected to certain situations - think of a time when you caught a glimpse of your spouse or child, heard a piece of music or smelt some perfume or aftershave and were immediately reminded of an earlier time that evoked solid and loving emotions.

Therefore, we can view your subconscious mind as acting, in its most straightforward role, as a recording and playback mechanism - a bit like a fully interactive video recorder. The things that occur to you in your life are recorded and then played back when you access those memories. The problem often arises when incorrect or inappropriate emotional memories are accessed by the subconscious mind when you find yourself in new situations. If your subconscious mind has been "programmed" with negative emotions or a negative self-image, then these are the things it will play back to you when you try something new or reach out past your comfort zone.

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