And believe it or don’t – BOTH are valid approaches that work.
First, the conscious method.
Person finds her passion. She begins to practice and practice some more. She realizes she is making progress but wants to really excel, so she sets goals, imagines, dreams, visualizes and takes daily focused action.
When this person succeeds, she believes it’s due to the goals she set and the time she spent picturing what she wanted.
Now, the unconscious method.
Person finds his passion. He begins to practice. He realizes, early on, he has a “talent” for what he’s doing that is above and beyond the norm. Ideas come to him no matter what he’s doing. He eats, drinks, sleeps and showers in ideas. He doesn’t know who or what turned this on in him. It just IS. Based upon his own level of awareness, he doesn’t visualize, dream, imagine or “think positive” in any way about what he’s doing. He just does it.
Oddly enough, the unconsciously successful person does not relate to or understand those who set goals, visualize or do their best to be positive. He doesn’t see any of it as necessary, valid, valuable or useful. He thinks of it as a complete waste of time.
The consciously successfui person, on the other hand, has a number of HUGE advantages over the unconsciously successful person.
And what are those advantages?
1. If she ever “loses touch” with what she’s done to create her success, all she needs to do is go back and review her process – and then she starts rolling the ball in the same manner again.
2. If she has other areas that she wants to succeed in – all she needs to do is apply the same formula of goal setting, mental picturing and so on to the new interest, and she’s off to the races in that area as well. This is why she can be a great singer, a great writer, a great actor, a good athlete and a good anything else she applies the formula on.
In contrast, the person with a HUGE talent who is unconsciously successful is in a lot of trouble once he leaves the one field that he excels in.
Not only that, if he ever feels like he’s gone into a slump, he has no idea HOW to get himself out of it. He actually thinks that mental picturing had nothing to do with the success he enjoyed. He says he didn’t use the process – much less recommend it. He says it was ALL about taking ACTION.
Yet, he did use it. He’s just unconscious of the fact that he did. He’s unconscious of the fact that when he was “swimming in ideas,” these ideas were nothing but mental movies and pictures. He’s unconscious of the fact that the mental movies and pictures he got EXCITED about were created and the ones he lacked a similar level of emotion did NOT get created. And he’s unconscious of the fact that you cannot take action, ANY ACTION, without having a mental picture of yourself taking action FIRST.
Even if you suddenly come up with the idea to get a Mile High Burger at Carl’s Jrs. – you CANNOT and WILL NOT go get one unless you have the mental image beforehand. And with the ads that are runnning on this particular burger – mixed with sensuality and schex appeal, the marketers behind this burger definitely KNOW that your brain is stimulated by mental movies, mental pictures and energized emotion.
So I must say I’m continually amazed at the number of people who remain unsuccessful – or who are good at one thing but seemingly hopeless in everything else – who reject the idea that mental pictures and movies lead to the results you have in life.
It’s sort of like saying that the pictures in caves of wild buffalo and other animals that the ancient hunters drew had no value. Those images were just for show. They didn’t help anyone. They were drawn so other people would be impressed.
The other day a man asked me what he could do to turn his life around and get it flowing in a positive direction.
Now, keep in mind I could give this man a million suggestions on what he could DO. And I’m sure that anyone he asked, no matter who, would have “take action” suggestions for him.
And the action steps are important.
YET – the most important first ACTION is non-action. It is NOT doing.
It is SEEING where you want your punch to land, where you want the club to strike the ball, where you want your pass to land.
If you have a mental image of being somewhere other than where you want to be, then you are NOT going to get where you say you want to go unless that image is changed.
This, my friend, is NOT positive thinking. It’s simply changing one mental image that weakens you to another one that empowers you.
It’s becoming CONSCIOUS of WHAT you do when you perform at your best so that you can REPEAT it in any other area of your life.
Being an unconscious one-dimensional success is in one area does NOT mean you’re living successfully.
The whirld is filled with one-specialty “successes” who are miserable, lonely, sad and angry human beings. They cannot duplicate their success in the one area because they’re still asleep.
They have so much unconscious ability that they can drink and drug themselves almost to death and still go out outperform the masses.
That’s not the type of person you want to model or learn from.
How about this?
How about you find someone who succeeded in one area using the conscious method, tried the same method in another area and succeeded as well – used it in another with the same type of results – applied it to something totally new and did it again – and on and on and on.
Well, the conscious method is the BEST method because it’s repeatable.
It’s also the BEST because of this fact: Most of us are not unconscious whizbang successes in anything we do. And if we are – it’s almost always limited to one area.
The unconscious method could be called the Van Gogh method. It might help you paint masterpieces – but none of them will BE masterpieces, much less sell as masterpieces while you’re living. Moreover, nothing else you do in life will be worthy of admiration. Good in one thing – and only one thing – with no way of turning that one thing into happiness or peace of mind.
This is where Theatre of the Mind is different. The author of the program succeeded at a high level in MANY areas, not just one.
And he’ll teach you his method so you can succeed over and over again, in whatever areas are important to you.
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Get your hands on this program NOW, my friend. Listen to it everyday and watch your life change for the better.
P.S. If anyone tells you that positive thinking is hogwash, he may be right. But having a clear target, a clear mental movie is NOT positive thinking. It’s called positively knowing what you want – then getting after it until you get it.