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How To Use Positive Thinking And Subconscious Mind Power To Improve Your Life Dramatically - Part 1

Updated on August 22, 2015

Do you want to achieve things in life? Do you have dreams you want to make happen?

Do you have plans for the future? Have you succeeded so far in turning your dreams into reality or do you still hope it will happen one day?

If you are in the first group then you know already what it takes. If you are in the second group then it's probably the best time to have a closer look at your own thoughts and the chatter in your mind.

Your inner self talk

We have between 12,000 to 50,000 thoughts a day. Most of them is repetitive and is about routine tasks we do every day. Still there are plenty of others that come from our internal self talk. Do you know what are you telling yourself day after day? Do you have positive thoughts and use encouraging words that are helping you towards your goals or negative, destructive thoughts?

An average person thinks about 15 000 thoughts per day, half of them is negative according to stats. Some studies even suggest that the percentage of negative thoughts is higher and comes to 70% - 80% of all thoughts.
An average person thinks about 15 000 thoughts per day, half of them is negative according to stats. Some studies even suggest that the percentage of negative thoughts is higher and comes to 70% - 80% of all thoughts. | Source

I'm sure you have heard many times already that we should think positively. And you may think that sometimes it is just ridiculous - how can you be positive when you are in a crappy job and this lady from Finances was nasty to you again? You would love to have a different job as you cannot stand these lazy customer office workers, the constant noise and other things.

You could probably go like this forever as there are many troubles and you simply hate being there. Does it sound familiar? Maybe it's not a job in your case, maybe it's your finances, your weight or your kids.

The message is clear but not healthy

And guess what, I think it will be even worse next week, month and a year. It will be worse because, the only thing you keep focusing on, are the hardships of the situation. You keep thinking about the troubles, you focus your whole mind on struggle, so clearly this is what you want more of, isn't it?

I'm sure it's not but this is exactly the message you are sending over and over again to your subconscious mind. The more you think about this nasty person from Finances, the stronger and clearer is the message - this is important for me, give me more like this in life. So suddenly there are other nasty people around you or your friend is having similar experience.

You get what you focus on

If you were focusing on financial problems, you will probably notice that more bills arrive than letters, or that your bank applied some charges to your account. It may happen that you won't get this salary rise you hoped would clear your debt and whenever you read a newspaper there is more and more about the financial crisis and prices going up. What a tough life it is - you may think.

Again the message you are sending over and over again to your subconscious is about financial struggle. So it will happily, in a good faith, offer you more information on financial trouble. And because you probably keep telling yourself that you will never get out of debt, your friend, Subconscious, will provide evidence to prove you are right.

Subconscious mind is just an organic computer – executes your programs

Your subconscious mind is not judging what is good or bad, it assumes you should know the best. It's like a factory worker doing whatever boss is telling him to do without questioning the sense of it. It's barely an organic computer that based on provided input information, produce certain results.

You and your conscious mind are responsible for the strategy and making decision. The trouble is that you judge based on facts provided by your unconscious. It takes care of filtering the "useless" data so you can focus on "important" information.

The definition of useless and important in this case is very subjective. Your subconscious mind filters out anything that is irrelevant to what you asked it to provide, so in case of financial troubles, it will actively filter out anything about financial prosperity or abundance. You were not interested in that so why would it send it over to you? Well in fact it's a bit more complex than that but basically it tries to bring more available info or facts related to money problems.

If you are thinking now it cannot be true, check out the other cases when your brain works in similar way.

Your senses filters behave like those monkeys - don't see, hear or speak what they were told is "evil".
Your senses filters behave like those monkeys - don't see, hear or speak what they were told is "evil". | Source

Listening filters

Have you ever moved to a new house or slept in a new place? Have you noticed how many different, odd sounds you could hear in the night? Now, do you hear them in your place? Unless you focus on specific sounds you may say it's usually quiet.

However, if you listen carefully, you suddenly start hearing a fridge working, your boiler switching on and off, clock ticking on the wall or the dog barking in the distance. We normally don't hear those sounds once they become familiar as they bring no value. The sounds we can hear are those that are unusual so we may need to react to them. This is the way our brain helps us to focus on what's important and completely ignore what is not.

Seeing filters

Every morning, on your way to work, you probably see hundreds of cars. Do you remember all of them? I doubt it unless it's your hobby. However, whenever you decide to buy a new car and you choose what model it should be, suddenly you start noticing them everywhere.

You may even think that it must be a very popular car, but the moment you change your mind and choose something else, you start seeing the new car everywhere. The reason for it is that cars always been there but you simply didn't pay attention to them at all. The information was irrelevant for you so it was completely ignored by your brain

Perception filters in action

Now, perception filters on hearing, seeing, sensing, etc., can have a vast effect on your decisions. As in the example with financial struggle, you may never spot an opportunity for a good deal or additional income, as your focus is on lack of money and not on having them.

How does it work and how to make it your friend is explained in details in


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      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      Good, clear, concrete examples. Especially that car thing.

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      topixx 5 years ago

      Great..thanks for the information. =)

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      Ania L 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for your comment alkalinemom.

      In regards to the comments - I thought I left a useful comment under your hub (you didn't need to make it visible) as I believe your hub could be treated as either overly promotional or with links not related to the hub content what could lead to it being flagged. Sorry if you found it unpleasant in form - it wasn't my intention at all.

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      alkalinemom 5 years ago from BC Canada

      Yip, you're right about the subconscious mind being impartial to 'what' you are thinking.

      Thankfully, I don't have to worry about the 'lady in finances' or the factory worker. I actually do full time what you're aiming to do.

      My suggestion might be to leave more pleasant comments on other peoples hubs particularly if you have no experience on the topic! ;-)

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      ronhi 6 years ago from Kenya

      Awesome read! Thanks!

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      Ania L 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      @gajanis786 and @JeniferRW - I'm glad you found the information here useful, thank you for your comments.

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      Jen 6 years ago from Couch

      Great! Very interesting! Thank you for posting this, I never knew half this information.

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      gajanis786 6 years ago

      Excellent hub.....very good information.....thanks.