De facto, each of us is in possession of one phenomenal perfectly arranged super-hyper-ultra-powerful biocomputer with limitless memory. That’s our unconscious mind. But we simply don’t know how to benefit from its power. As if we are driving а Batmobile using тхе first gear only. Or even worse. Not driving it at all.
If you believe your rational thinking controls your life, you’re wrong. It’s your unconscious mind.
„Scientific assessments reveal that the wishes, desires, and aspirations of our creative conscious minds only control cognitive behavior about 5% of the time. Unconscious programs are in control 95% of our lives “, Bruce Lipton, PhD: The Jump From Cell Culture to Consciousness
All the information we receive from the world around us can be divided into two parts:
- sensory information that we receive through our five senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste)
- our subjective reasoning about that information, based on our personal experience, beliefs, and values.
Let’s consider the subjective reasoning part, that we said is based on our personal experience, beliefs, and values. Each of us has experienced different life journey, forming our individual notion of right and wrong, beautiful and ugly, fast and slow, expensive and cheap, soon and late, possible and impossible, and so on. Ask your grandma in case you need a verification to this universal fact.
All our personal beliefs and values, both deliberately established by ourselves or simply inherited from our parents, relatives, and society, they form our mindset. And according to the thinking programming of our brain, we take relevant actions and achieve corresponding results. Mindset is in the core of almost every triumph or failure we have ever witnessed or will witness in life.
Imagine an athlete. If he strongly believes he’s capable and deserves to win the race or achieve something, he’ll be outstandingly persistent and persuasive in his actions, and the odds of him succeeding will be super high.
Likewise, if he doesn’t believe something is possible or worthy for him, he’ll be uncertain and inconsistent in his actions, significantly reducing his chances. Of course, we shall pay a tribute to the luck factor, but let’s not overestimate it. We can’t rely on luck. But we can rely on our mindset.
Our beliefs are emotionally based. Neurologically, they are related to autonomic processes in the body, such as heart rate, blood pressure, posture, breathing. Beliefs manifest in real life as answers to the WHY questions. So, if you wanna know what drives or motivates any person, just ask him or her WHY. Now wonder why Tony Robins introduces himself as a “why-guy”. J