There are certain rules that our minds operate by and once you know about them you can make them work even better for you. The rules are:
- What is expected tends to be realized.
This is why vision boards and picturing what you want is so powerful. What we must know is that this rule works in both ways. How often haven’t you said that I know I am going to be sick? My friend came over sneezing and now I know I will be sick too. Or, if I eat a cake I´m going to put on weight. Science has proved that if you will say I gain weight looking at food you start to produce cortisol which is a stress hormone that helps your body lay on fat. How about using this rule to your advantage instead? I expect to be successful. I expect to make more money. If you believe what you state – what you expect tends to be realized.
- Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.
When you can imagine something than the knowledge that says you can’t do that doesn’t exist. There are so many examples of this throughout history but one that is perhaps most famous and the one I often refer to is John F Kennedy declaring that we are going to put a man on the moon. A task that at the time was considered impossible.
- Imagination is more powerful than logic.
If you stand at the top of a very high building looking down. Logic says that I am completely safe the glass I am looking through protects me from falling. Nevertheless, when you stand there looking down you feel it in your stomach and the mind goes “get away from the edge you are going to fall your crazy idiot”. Imagination will always beat logic. Use your imagination to your advantage by imagining yourself successful, wealthy, fit, or whatever it is that you want to achieve.
- Your mind always does what it thinks you want it to do.
The mind base this on something you told a long time ago. I can never speak up in case I go red because I did this when I was six years, and everybody laughed, and I remember it. So, you told your mind that you don’t want it. Or, if you asked for a pay rise and got turned down chances are that you never do it again and I am not talking for the upcoming six months. I am talking for the rest of your life. Tell the mind what you want. You may need to examine and get rid of some limiting beliefs that hold you back.
- Your mind’s job is to move you away from pain and towards pleasure.
This is a survival instinct inherited from ages ago, but you got to choose what you link to pain or pleasure. People who like tattoos may, for instance, enjoy the pain from the needle. Humans are the only species that get to choose what to associate with pain and pleasure. And if you want to have a lot of money you have to link that to pleasure. You cant state that “money is the root of all evil” or “rich people are greedy” for instance.
- Your mind response to the pictures in your head and to the words you say to yourself.
If a child holds a gun, they don’t take a picture that it is going to kill them. They don’t have this association yet. The good news is that you can change the pictures and you can change the words. Therefore, never use words like “I don’t know how to get money” or “I will never be able to afford that”. Instead, use your senses to create more attractive pictures – feel it, see it, hear it, smell it and taste it – when you make the pictures compelling your life is compelling. Instead, use abundant words “the more I give the more I get” or “people like it when I charge more because it represents my skill and the value I give”.
- The mind learns by repetition.
When you repeat things, pictures, and words over and over again it gets embedded into the mind. If you look at your vision board consistently each and every day your mind starts to look for ways to move you towards that reality. Make sure you repeat good stuff.
- Your mind loves what is familiar.
You can make anything familiar. Once upon a time peeing in a toilet wasn’t familiar but today, we all do it. Make believing in yourself and your abilities familiar. You must train yourself to let your mind let in the good stuff and keep bad stuff locked out. The mind can never have conflicting beliefs like “I want to be healthy” and “I love crispy doughnuts I will never give these up” they cancel each other out. Whatever we focus on we move towards and this only stops when we have conflicting beliefs because then the mind doesn’t know in which direction “to go”.
These are the rules of the mind. Now when you know what they are taking some time to reflect on the rules and how they apply to you and how you can reverse them. Go through the list, one by one, and think about how each rule has affected you.
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