Hill taught us the success formula in Think & Grow Rich: Definite Major Purpose energized with a burning desire + Positive Mental Attitude + Written Plan of Action combined with continuous action + Master Mind Alliance. Why is a positive attitude such a critical component to achieve success? Because of how it affects the productivity of our subconscious mind.
In this journey of aligning our blueprint to support the future state we desire, we are working with an amalgam of some old blueprint and some new blueprint for a period of transition. Our Conscious Mind is easily swayed to accept the new approaches and teachings of the MKE. But the Subconscious Mind…not so much…not so fast.
The Conscious Mind can assess the benefit of both new information as well as old blueprints. Meanwhile, the Subconscious Mind can only work with current blueprints. This is just the way it is And we are only consciously making decisions about 5% of the time. The rest of the time Subby rules the roost.
As we are depending on our Subconscious Mind to follow through with many of the commitments our Conscious Mind is making to follow the principles and exercises of the MKE…note the difference in the following two scenarios, related to a simple exercise of linking a color/shape to specific concepts such as our PPN’s/tasks/new principles.
With a negative attitude/subconscious frame of reference, the subconscious mind doesn’t see the big picture….it perceives this little game of noticing things in the environment as a bunch of poppy cock. An unnecessary distraction. Yes it notices shapes and colors and yet doesn’t impart the value of what seeing this shape means to our future. So we notice a few of them when we are conscious…but there is little lasting benefit of the exercise because subby doesn’t get it and ignores noticing them throughout the day.
On the other hand, with a positive attitude/subconscious frame of reference, we consciously are overjoyed to be a part of the MKE journey. We are fully committed 100% to doing the exercises and transforming our lives. Because of our positive subconscious frame, subby is willing to play the game. Throughout the day I’m seeing red stoplights and reinforcing this is connected to my PPN of Liberty. I”m seeing blue rectangles and reinforcing this is connected to completed service projects. I’m seeing green circles and linking these to awareness of giving and receiving. The more these associations are linked to shapes and colors…the more subby will release positive peptides, and the more I feel good about the experience. The more value I’m perceiving in these associations, the habit is forming and subby begins to notice more and more of the AND ALSO THINK THE LINKAGE.
Basically, with a negativity bias subby is working from the frame “why this won’t work”, while with a positive bias subby’s frame is “how this can work”.
I’ve generally lived my life more of a glass half-full perspective. This is certainly benefiting me in the MKE journey. And now that I realize the import, I’m consciously working on banning all negativity from my life. Let the good times roll!
Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.