Your brain is the most powerful technology on the planet. You have a right-brain controlling your creativity, a left-brain controlling your logic, and whole-brain integration where you come into your flow state and achieve your fullest and highest potential.
Our brains function in different states, and from 0-7 in the theta wave state, we were little mini tape recordings listening to what every caretaker, parent, babysitter, and television around us said, and those recordings became the framework for our subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind controls 95% of our thoughts and houses our belief systems, which unconsciously control our life.
It’s no wonder that when it comes to goal achievement, self-sabotage, bad habits, confusion, and “how do I start’s” are more common than the actual completion. Luckily for us, even though we didn’t originally program our brain for success, we have the power to reprogram it now. We are able to completely hack our brain and our subconscious mind to achieve our goals one thought at a time.
- Get really clear on your goal. Ask yourself what it is you really want to achieve. Most often, we have no idea what it is we really want. If you want to lose weight, how much do you want to lose? When do you want to lose it by? How do you want to lose it? Get as specific and write as much detail as you possibly can.
- Write your goal down. Writing down a goal makes it actually physical. It’s the first step in taking a dream and making it a reality. Physically see it on paper and put it in a place that you will see it clearly multiple times per day. The more that it is in your sight, even if you’re not fully focusing on it, the more that your subconscious mind, that little tape recorder, will know what it is you’re trying to do.
- Take one small action every day. Your brain is programmed to keep you safe, and anytime that your schedule or routine is interrupted, your nervous system takes that as something is wrong, which is why it’s so hard to break a habit. Take one VERY small action every day, and when I say SMALL, I mean SMALL. The smaller, the better. Trying to take on everything at once will overload and overwhelm you to where your brain will come up with every excuse not to do it. Take one small step, something that would barely interrupt your daily routine until you can take a bigger one.
- Take advantage of the morning and night. The two most important times of day are when you first wake up and when you’re falling asleep. Your brain enters that same state that it did when you were 0-7 years old. You are in an altered state of consciousness where your brain is most receptive. Take this opportunity to visualize what the goal would be like completed. Feel the emotion. Emotions are e-motion, energy in motion, and that energy, that feeling will trick your brain into thinking it already happened. Your subconscious mind will then look for evidence of this in your experience. Your brain doesn’t know the difference between something imagined and a real, tangible memory. If you’re able to visualize the outcome as if it already happened, you’ve won half the battle.
- Speak about it in the past tense. Whether looking in the mirror, writing in your journal, or talking to yourself at your desk, talk about the goal as if it’s already been completed. Again, your brain doesn’t know something that’s “true” or something that hasn’t yet happened. When you act as if it’s already come to completion, your brain thinks it has. You then think of ideas from that space, which creates your goal to fulfillment.
Your brain is more powerful than any iPhone, Macbook, or AI technology, and when it comes to achieving your goals, understanding, and inner-standing how your brain works is all it takes to make everything you’ve ever wanted already yours.