What You Focus on You Give Power To
The unconscious mind has an unlimited ability to hold information;
it never sleeps, and it is always absorbing information and
data. Your unconscious intends to protect you in any way that
it can; it kept you from falling off the bed last night, didn't
it? It was aware of the edge of the bed and kept you away
from it, just far enough to be safe.
The problem is that the unconscious mind - about 97 percent
of the brain - is not very smart, at least in a logical way.
For this reason, you need to engage the conscious mind so
that you will act appropriately. The limitation is that the
conscious mind can attend to only about five things at the
same time, and everything else fades to the background. Now,
five bits of information is certainly a lot less than millions
of bits of information, so you must constantly decide what
those five conscious things ought to be.
For example: If you look for all the green objects in the
room, you will find them, and if you look for all the yellow,
you will see all the yellow. If you sort for all the mean
people in the world, you will find them; when you look for
what is working in your life, you will see it. Focus on what
you want. Go for what you want and keep your focus on what
you have chosen!
How about your significant other or a good friend? Is there
something about them that bugs you? Now be honest. Most people
would say, "Yes, indeed." Now take something that bugs you
and visually move it to the background. Next, focus on something
that you like and visually make it big and compelling, full
of color and life. Let it slide into the foreground. Wow.
How do you feel now?
If you choose to spend your mind capacity thinking and stewing
about negative things, sure enough, you will feel negative.
I do not presume that we live in denial; I offer the concept
that we highlight what is working rather than what is not
working-in other words, what you have rather than what you
don't have. It is interesting to note that depressed individuals
focus on what they do not have. If you ask depressed people
how they feel or what their thoughts are, they will tell you
about things that are going wrong or things they do not have.
Do you have legs? Some people do not. Do you have food? Some
people do not. Do you have a job? Some people do not. No matter
what your circumstance, you have something to be thankful
Focus on what you have, what you want, what is good, and what
can be changed, and move forward in your life.
Darlene Braden is the author of - What Stops You?
Overcome Self-Sabotage Personal and Professional. Do you want
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