Mindset is a term that is thrown around quite a bit in the world of business, but not too many entrepreneurs see the extreme value in developing their mindset to their advantage. We all are walking around with a mindset, but the question is, is it working for you or against you?
Many of us have worked hard in our lives to manifest success in our business, our relationships and finances, but somehow the finish line seems as though it keeps moving further and further away and we never seem to be able to reach it, much less cross it. We see other people who achieve success with effortless ease, and we begin to wonder what the inadequacy is within us that prevent great achievement in our lives.
Mindset is the seat of all success, and all failure. The mind is categorized into three levels: the Conscious, Subconscious and the Unconscious. All three levels must be aligned in order to achieve. No matter what your current mindset is, you have the ability and power to change it.
The Conscious Mind – The conscious is logical, and this is where our thinking, learning, observing and perceiving abilities operate; and where we store experiences through the five senses. Surprisingly, humans operate from the conscious mind approximately 5% of the time only.
The conscious mind is also where we begin the process of changing our mindset. This is where visualization plays a huge role. Many people start with visualization but never go beyond that point, and it is only the beginning.
Visualization means simply to create a vision of a desired outcome. Visualize the outcome as if it were present tense. See, feel and believe it. Spend as much time as you need to with your vision in order to believe in it. Once you can feel and believe it to be so, you can let it go. It is complete.
The Subconscious Mind – The subconscious is where memories are stored and recalled. It is active when we are asleep, and is witness to our dreams. It is a virtual library of everything we have ever seen, and retains everything it is exposed to, whether we are consciously aware of it or not. The powerful thing about the subconscious is that it does not differentiate between real and imagined. Having said that, we must be careful about what we let into our consciousness as it will effect what is in our subconscious mind.
Our beliefs are also stored in the subconscious mind, and it is more powerful and responds faster than the conscious mind does. Humans operate from the subconscious mind 95% of the time. Astounding!
Therefore, if we fail to reach our goals or desired outcomes, it is a clear sign that our conscious and subconscious are out of whack! In other words our thoughts and beliefs are not in alignment with one another.
There are several effective ways to gain clarity. You must gain clarity in order to bring your whole self into alignment, which is necessary to achieve a healthy mindset. Many successful people find that through either meditation, prayer or effective processes like The Silva Method. They launch themselves into lives that they have only dreamed of; or perhaps lives that they have visualized!
The Unconscious Mind – The Unconscious is responsible for our entire physiology and moves the physical body. We don’t have to consciously think about moving each body part, we just do it. We are not aware of our unconscious mind. It is unlimited by space and time, and is often referred to as the “Collective Unconscious” or the ‘Mind of God’ because it stores all knowledge of all humanity past, present and future.
We are all connected, and we can all strengthen the power of our mind by ensuring that we align our goals with our beliefs and thoughts on a conscious level.