Composing 90% of your total brain, your subconscious mind is your faithful, unquestioning, and loyal servant.
It is on duty 24/7 and never sleeps.
Its only function is to do exactly what you tell it to do (for better or for worse). It remembers everything and stores every memory you will ever have.
The subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between what is real and what is imagined.
It is not creative and doesn’t “get” the jokes you tell it.
On the other hand, your conscious mind is the remaining 10% of your brain that is tasked with interacting in the physical world.
Your conscious mind has no memory (that’s the subconscious mind’s job). Instead, the conscious mind is responsible for identifying information through your 5 senses and making decisions based on what is relevant to you.
The Gardener and the Garden
Put another way, think of your conscious mind as a “gardener”, and the subconscious mind as the “garden”.
Whatever you conscious gardener plants is exactly what will grow in the subconscious garden.
Throughout your journey in life, you are constantly programming and conditioning your subconscious mind with thoughts, habits, and beliefs.
These “seeds” planted in your subconscious garden result in either a bountiful harvest of success and goals achieved or a barren wasteland destroyed by failure and negative repercussions.
To ensure more success in your life, you can start by consciously planting more beneficial seeds into your subconscious garden.
Train your subconscious mind to achieve success
Most people have a desire to achieve at least some elevated level of success in life.
Whether it’s to live in a nice house, enjoy a comfortable life with family, or to become a top-producing salesperson, it’s safe to say that each one of us has our own aspirations to achieve great things.
So how can we train our subconscious minds to point us in the right direction for achieving the life we’ve always dreamed of?
If you’re reading this far, then it’s not by accident or a random occurence. You were brought here for a reason. And that reason: the Universe has decided that you are now ready to unlock the secrets of achieving your true potential!
In this useful article you are about to explore, I am going to reveal to you the exact steps you must take to program your subconscious mind into taking the necessary steps needed to live the life you’ve always dreamed of living.
All you have to do is simply follow these steps and you will attract into your life the real success you are fully capable of achieving in your lifetime.
Are you ready to get started?
Then here we go!
How to Program Your Subconscious Mind For Success: 5 Tips Backed By Science
5. Visualize your success
The most critical step in conditioning your subconscious mind for achieving success is to first visualize what you want to achieve in life.
Examples of these life achievements can be:
- Living in a comfortable home in a nice neighborhood.
- Giving your children every opportunity to achieve their dreams.
- Running a successful business.
- Traveling to places you’ve always wanted to see.
Without a defined vision of success, you will not be able to point your subconscious mind in the direction you want.
Afterall, if you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there?
Avoid visions that are “too general”
If your vision is generic and unclear, such as “be comfortable” or “have a good life”, then you are doing yourself a great disservice.
That’s because your vision, while good natured and genuine, may not be clear, focused, or specific enough to actually program your subconscious mind into taking the right actions.
“Be comfortable” may sound like a reasonable and worthy vision, but it is not specific enough to be truly achievable.
We all want comfort, that’s just human nature.
Many times throughout your journey of life, you will find yourself standing on the edge of a cliff of opportunity that leads to an entire valley of possibilities.
And it’s safe to assume that each possibility already has the “be comfortable” aspect already built into it.
So get specific in your vision!
Here’s how you do it. Grab a pen and paper right now. (Don’t worry, this article will still be here when you get back…)
Subconscious Training Exercise #1: Create your vision of a successful life
Invest 5-10 minutes right now. Step away from your computer or mobile device screen to think about what you envision your future to look like.
Write down what you are seeing (writing things down is a key subconscious conditioning tool which I’ll reveal more about later).
I want to help individuals master the fundamentals of professional selling. Also, I want to serve and help others to achieve success in business and generate the wealth required to fully support their families, lifestyles, and dreams.
That’s my vision and I’m taking action, both subconsciously and consciously, right now to make that dream a reality.
What is your vision and what are you doing to make it happen for you?
4. Daily task: write your 10 goals
Another essential step in programming your subconscious mind is to write down at least once a day (preferably first thing in the morning or at the very least, right before bed) your 10 goals needed to achieve your vision of success.
The simple act of writing down your goals provides a powerful visual reminder of the things you must do to achieve your mission.
Writing out your goals also programs your subconscious mind to begin taking action to achieve the goals you’ve crystallized on paper.
Remember, your subconscious mind does not judge, cannot tell fact from fiction, and only retains those things you’ve implanted into it in a specific format.
That’s why it’s absolutely essential that when writing down your 10 goals, you communicate with your subconscious in the only way it can truly understand and fully process. I will show you exactly how to do that.
By following the right format for writing your 10 goals, your subconscious will instantly go to work and kickstart the exact actions needed towards your progress!
And soon (perhaps in within a few days or weeks), you’ll realize that, subconsciously, you’ve been taking the right actions you must do to achieve your goals. Does that sound good to you?
How to write your 10 goals for achieving success
For the very best results in conditioning your subconscious mind for achieving success, follow this format when writing down your 10 goals everyday:
- Keep a notebook and pen next to your bed so you can write down your 10 goals either first thing in the morning or right before going to sleep.
- Write down today’s date and the word “goals”.
- Make a list 1 to 10.
- Begin each goal with “I” (in reference to you).
- Write down your goal in the present tense and be as specific as possible.
Below are some examples of daily goals I write each morning before I start my day that follow this specific format to activate and program your subconscious mind into achieving success:
“I am a top 20% closer.”
“I write a useful blog.”
Subconscious Training Exercise #2: Write down your 10 goals you must achieve to create success in your life
Remember to start with “I” and use the present tense so your subconscious mind will fully understand these commands and begin taking action immediately.
Repeat this exercise first thing every morning or right before going to sleep. In a few weeks, you’ll be amazed at the progress you’ve made!
3. Use daily affirmations to stay on your success path
Affirmations are short, positive statements that describe a desired situation.
The most effective and powerful affirmations are repeated several times a day until they are embedded into your subconscious mind.
And as we’ve learned so far, once the subconscious mind is programmed with a command you have given it, you will begin taking the necessary actions to follow through with the direction.
Just like writing down your 10 goals every day, affirmations are conditioning your subconscious mind to take the necessary actions to achieving your goals and ultimately your vision of success.
How to use affirmations to improve your life
Since your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between fact or fiction, what’s said in jest or seriousness, then it is critically important that your affirmations are positive in painting the picture of your designed outcome.
Remember, your subconscious mind is just a collector of the thoughts and actions you put into it everyday.
It will accept as true these things you put into it, and as a result, will attract the corresponding events and people.
Have you ever had a day where it seems every interaction and situation you encounter is negative?
Perhaps you woke up, looked outside your window and saw it was raining, and thought to yourself, “Well, today is going to be a crummy day.”
Your subconscious mind will then take this directive that today will be a “crummy” day and see to it that everything you do and attract into your day will align with that thought.
That’s why it’s so important to use affirmations that are positive and align only with the outcomes you want to invite into your life.
If you want positive outcomes, then doesn’t it make sense to input positive commands into your subconscious?
How long will it take to see the results of affirmations?
The time it takes to see the desired outcomes of your affirmations can vary.
Factors can dramatically affect the time it takes to achieve the desired outcomes of your affirmations, from a few days to a few months or even years.
These include such things as:
- The magnitude of your goals
- Your focus in achieving them
- The strength of your desire in attaining success
- The feelings you put into your words
How to create powerful affirmations that create positive outcomes
Repeated positive affirmations are like commands given in a computer program.
Once the conscious, or thinking, mind hears the affirmation, your subconscious mind then takes over by storing the command, processing it, and directing you to take the actions needed to achieve the outcome of the affirmation.
Subconscious Training Exercise #3: Write 5 positive affirmations to program your subconscious mind into taking positive action
Take a few minutes to write down 5 affirmations you can begin using today to help guide you on your path to success.
Here are guidelines to follow on how to write and use affirmations to get the best results:
1) Keep your affirmations short and in the positive, present tense.
Any affirmation that is too long and arduous will not only be harder to remember and use regularly, but will only confuse your subconscious mind into not taking any action.
Do not use affirmations that emphasize the negative, such as “I am losing weight” or “I am not going to lose this sale.”
2) Repeat the affirmations whenever you have idle time.
Great times to use affirmations are when you are allowed to let your mind be occupied, such as riding the train to work or taking a shower or waiting to pick up your kids after school.
You can also set aside a designated 5-10 minutes each day to repeat the affirmations, such as during meditation (more about that later).
3) Relax when saying your affirmations out loud to yourself (or in your mind if you’re in public and do not want to disturb others).
Pay attention to the words and put your faith into them!
The more meaning, focus, and emphasis you put into your affirmations, the faster you’ll see results and the more effective they’ll be in helping you achieve your goals and vision of success.
Here are some examples of affirmations you can use throughout your day to program your subconscious mind into taking the necessary steps for achieving success:
- Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
- I am creating my own success.
- I live my life to the fullest.
- I am maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
- I attract good things into my life.
- I am happy with my career.
- I am responsible for everything that happens in my life.
- I can do anything I put my mind into.
2. Calm your mind with meditation
There have been many studies done that prove meditation is healthy for both the mind and body.
The healthier the mind, the more likely it will function properly to help you achieve your goals.
One of my favorite sayings about meditation is “In stillness, lies success.”
It’s amazing how dramatically you can improve your life by taking just a few minutes every day to sit quietly and not let your mind think about your responsibilities, tasks, and other to-do’s that dictate your daily routine.
My personal meditation routine is to take 5 minutes right after waking up to sit up in bed, close my eyes, and think about nothing but breathing.
These 5 minutes every day get me focused on my day at hand and set the stage for my subconscious to direct me in taking actions and achieving goals.
You’ll need to come up with your own meditation routine, but the important thing is to stick with it and be consistent.
Even meditating for 2 minutes while you’re alone in the office restroom will have a beneficial health effect.
Subconscious Training Exercise #4: Practice meditation for at least 5 minutes every day
If you are not regularly meditating, or you’ve never done it, then I highly recommend checking out a mobile app called Headspace.
Created by renowned mindfulness and meditation expert Andy Puddicombe, Headspace is an excellent introduction to anyone interested in learning how to meditate.
In just 10 minutes a day, Andy will guide you in safe and effective guided meditation techniques that will have you feeling better, less stressed, more relaxed, and laser-focused on achieving your goals.
1. Exercise your body to clear your mind
Oftentimes, our conscious mind can get so cluttered throughout the day with a seemingly endless array of information.
In addition to things like social media and instant communication via text, email, and other methods, it’s no wonder that information overload can lead to burnout and inaction.
That’s why exercise is such a powerful tool in helping your subconscious to achieve your goals.
You will boost endorphins (chemicals produced in your brain that make you feel good) while clearing your mind to help you make better decisions.
And the more good decisions you make, the more likely you will achieve your goals and attain success. And that’s what you really want, isn’t it?
By clearing the conscious mind (at least for a little while) and encouraging you to focus on a physical activity, you are refreshing and re-charging your subconscious mind to allow you to make better conscious decisions in business and life.
Subconscious Training Exercise #5: Dedicate yourself to at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity
You have countless options to choose from for physical activity to help get your blood pumping and your mind focused and clear of all the gummy mental sludge that prevents your brain from running at optimal levels.
Below are just a few exercise ideas you can do every day for at least 30 minutes:
- Walking vigorously or jogging
- Playing recreational sports such as roller hockey
There’s no rule saying you must do the same type or exercise or workout every day or week.
In fact, the more variety you put into your exercise routine, the more likely you’ll remain interested and dedicated to it.
And of course, with regular exercise, it’s also critical to follow a healthy regiment including:
- Drink plenty of electrolyzed reduced water.
- Limit your caffeine to no more than 2 cups of coffee or tea daily. Ditch the soft drinks and colas.
- Avoid processed, junk foods or sweets that have minimal nutritional value and can oftentimes negatively affect your mood, raise your blood pressure, and have a detrimental impact on your mental wellbeing.
- Limit your alcohol intake to one or two beverages per day (if at all).
- Never smoke tobacco or use smokeless tobacco products.
- Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, and avoid high carbohydrates and sodium.
- Sleep at least 7-8 hours per night.
By eating healthy and exercising regularly, you are ensuring that your physical health is optimized to allow your subconscious to consistently create positive actions that guide you on your path to success.
Don’t forget to feed your brain, too
In addition to feeding your body healthy foods, remember to also feed your subconscious mind healthy, uplifting, and motivational content from great inspirational speakers including:
Avoid watching the news first thing in the morning. It’s all negative and will put you in the wrong frame of subconscious mind (remember, if you want positive results, you need to think positively!)
Instead, listen to a motivational audio program as you get ready for the day, or take a few minutes to read a motivational article or chapter from a book.
The subconscious mind is your most powerful ally in helping you achieve your goals and create the life of success you envision for yourself and your loved ones.
Alternatively, the subconscious mind can also be your worst enemy in preventing you from reaching your true potential.
It is my hope that you will now put these instructions to work for you right now so you can begin your path to success and happiness.
Afterall, what better time to begin kickstart your subconscious mind to begin taking the steps needed to achieve success than right now?
Begin by re-reading this article again and writing out each exercise in a notebook (I highly recommend getting a Moleskine).
Question: if you had the opportunity to achieve the successful future you’ve always dreamed of, when would be a good time to start?
If you agree that today is a good time to start your journey to success, then here’s what you do next.
Simply follow these instructions I’ve shared with you and take the first steps to building the life you’ve been dreaming about. You have the complete guideline to train your subconscious mind to begin accomplishing your goals and achieve success starting today.
Your subconscious is ready to work for you now. Where would you like to go?
Have you programmed your subconscious mind to help you achieve success?
How is your journey going?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
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James K. Kim
James "Jim" Kim is a commercial real estate agent with Cushman & Wakefield / Pyramid Brokerage Company in the Capital Region of New York, specializing in retail, office, and industrial tenant and landlord representation.