My “Super Self ” took me from a successful businessman to an innovator, internet trendsetter, bestselling country western singer and an international speaker, allowing me to use a certain mindset and several powerful tools on my journey to success. We will take a look at each one of the following tools over the next four editions of Traces:
- Training Your Mind
- Super Self = Achieving Your Goals
- Subconscious to Conscious
- Building Your Super Self
In the realm of sports, it is a well-known fact that training your body is not enough – you must also train your mind. Success is not solely determined by physical prowess; it requires willpower, strength, and perseverance. The battle to cross the finish line and emerge victorious is mainly fought in our own minds. When your mind is properly trained, it becomes a powerful force that moves your body forward towards your ultimate goal.
The answers to all your questions can already be found deep inside you. Each day, you ask yourself countless questions, most of the time not realizing you already have the answers in your mind. It may seem that the harder you try to make a change, the harder it is. However, the truth remains that you possess a wealth of knowledge acquired through various experiences and exposures. You have the tools to overcome obstacles and achieve greatness.
Whether you are aware of it or not, your mind is constantly absorbing information from the world around you. Take a moment to look around–nature unfolding outside, the hum of an air conditioner, or the rustling of papers. Even as these stimuli coexist, your mind is tirelessly processing and storing information. The question then is: how much of this information are you missing out on? How often do you dismiss or overlook seemingly insignificant details?
Whenever someone speaks, your brain goes beyond merely hearing the words; it deciphers their true intent through body language, tone, eye movements, and gestures. This substantial processing takes place within your subconscious mind. Day in and day out, you engage in this never-ending cycle of
interaction, retention, and discarding of information. The vast reserves of knowledge accumulated throughout your life are within your grasp, awaiting you to access.
Why does your mind block all this information? It’s because of limiting success filters. Your brain selectively presents information based on what it perceives you can handle at any given moment. These filters act as gatekeepers, regulating the influx of information into your conscious awareness. Unfortunately, these filters can impede your potential for success. They are rooted in your self-esteem and how you perceive yourself, thereby granting or restricting access to vital knowledge.
These self-imposed filters are a result of your actions, performance, and mindset. If your self-esteem is low, you may unknowingly be hindering your own progress. By harboring negative beliefs, you become your own worst enemy, sabotaging your chances of achieving success. However, there are techniques that can unlock these filters and unleash your true potential.
To bridge the gap between your subconscious and conscious mind, you need to employ success catalysts. These catalysts serve as techniques that allow you to extract information stored deep within your subconscious. They will help you to adopt a “whatever it takes” attitude–an unwavering commitment to completing tasks, achieving goals, and conquering challenges. This winning mindset propels you forward, regardless of the obstacles that lay in your path.
It is essential to recognize that the environment and conditioning you have experienced throughout your life can influence your self-esteem and, subsequently, your chances of success. While it may not be your fault, remaining unaware of these influences can significantly limit your achievements. It took me a long time to grasp this concept, but upon realization, my life took a transformative turn.
Success is a skill that must be nurtured and cultivated. Unfortunately, most children do not receive proper success training at home. Even though your parents may have done their best to raise you, they might not have provided the important lessons needed for your success journey. Their teachings were based on their own experiences and knowledge. In my case, my parents instilled values and principles in me, but financial success eluded them. As a child, I sensed that there was more to learn about life beyond what I was being taught.
As I grew older and aspired for success, I realized that I needed to replace my old beliefs with a fresh perspective to achieve my dreams. Success is not solely measured by material possessions. As a young man, I realized that there was a wealth of wisdom I had yet to acquire. To embark on my successful ventures, I had to recalibrate my thinking, embracing new strategies.
Training your mind is the key to unlocking your Super Self. By recognizing that the answers lie within you, understanding the limitations imposed by your subconscious filters, and employing success catalysts, you can propel yourself towards greatness. Success is not solely determined by external factors but by cultivating a mindset that nourishes growth, resilience, and unwavering commitment. Embrace the power of your mind, tap into the wealth of knowledge hidden within you, and unleash your Super Self.
Success is not solely determined by external factors but by cultivating a mindset that nourishes growth, resilience, and unwavering commitment.