Success gurus all agree on the importance of writing down goals. They also stress the importance of daily review. The also believe that each day you should visualize how good it will feel when success is achieved.
What is so compelling about written goals? The answer is best understood by examining the way our brains work.
The majority of the brain’s function happens at a subconscious level. Our subconscious constantly reworks our neural networks, integrating “high priority” items into what we think and what we do. Unfortunately, “high priority” to our subconscious is often not what we truly value.
The input that gets stamped “high priority” depends on three things – repetition, emotions, and our senses.
Advertisers are masters of the subconscious. That is why we hear ads over and over, see so many suggestive models, and have jingles jangling in our heads. Repetition, emotion, and an appeal to our senses – the next thing we know we are buying the product.
We should be just as careful in orienting our own subconscious as the advertisers who want us to buy their products. By writing down goals, reading them daily, and imagining what success will feel like, one stamps “high priority” in the subconscious, and our mind will work 24/7 to reach our goals. It’s that simple.
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