Intrinsic Motivation – Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind

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Intrinsic Motivation – Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind

In my earlier articles in this series I have discussed both negative and positive motivating factors. Now it is time to get the ‘rubber to meet the road’. We have to imprint our goals on our subconscious minds. If you are a very rational person you may challenge this notion, but let me assure you: you are wasting your precious time if you are trying to reach your goals purely by rational means. Your chances of success are rather slim. If you are totally honest with yourself, you will have to admit that very few New Year’s resolutions last beyond February.

Allow me to refresh your memory. Our past conditioning (P) leads to certain ways of thinking (T), which lead to certain emotions (E), which, in turn, lead to certain actions (A), which ultimately lead to results (R). We could write this as P->T->E->A->R. Depending on our current programming, these results may, or may not be, what we want. In order to get the desired results, it is necessary to address the problem at its core and adjust our subconscious programming (P).  Incidentally, it is totally beyond the scope of this article, but it has already been established, as far back as the seventies, that the human mind operates in very much the same way as a missile guidance system does. Read Dr Maxwell Maltz’s Psycho-Cybernetics for some background.

It is not so easy to imprint stuff on the subconscious. In addition to new programs, we might have to flush the nonsense shoved in there by society, religion, parents, teachers, peers and personal experience over several decades. Unfortunately there is no magic way, at least not to my knowledge. There are several methods to be used, ranging from reciting affirmations to hypnosis, but at the end of the day you will have to fine-tune your own approach. I discovered the following method when I was still at school, but, due to a lack of insight, it took me decades before I could apply the technique at will. It goes something like this.

-   Decide what it is you really want. Remember, 9/10 is not good enough. Just as an example I will pretend that you really, truly desire a little Audi TT coupe. I like analogies: imagine you are a 15 year-old ‘straight’ boy looking at the prettiest, sexiest little girl in class, the one you’d like to be your girlfriend. That’s a 10 (depending on gender and sexual orientation you may create your own analogy!). Incidentally, as I grow older my priorities seem to change, but I happen to be a flying fanatic and if a Douglas Dakota (DC-3) pilot shoves those throttles forward and the two Pratt & Whitney radial engines roar into action, I still experience a 10. That’s why there’s a DC-3 on my list.
-   Back to the Audi. If possible at all, try and experience one first-hand. Go to the showroom, pretend that you have what it takes financially to buy one, and arrange a test drive. Or just sit in one and smell the upholstery. Even if you’re broke. And before you snigger in disbelief, this is EXACTLY what Sir Richard Branson did in order to find his personal private island, Necker. Go read ‘Screw It, Let’s Do It’ by the man himself.

-   Don’t forget to get some good pictures of the car. Scour the web for some, or take your own. Just be particular about things such as model, color, and so on.

-   Get hold of a foot-tapping song, something with a nice beat. Download an MP3, or rip a track off one of your own CDs. As long as you don’t post your movie on the Internet, it’s fine. I am using ‘I’ve got a feeling’ by the Black-Eyed Peas for my latest one.

-    While listening to the music, use a convenient viewer to ‘step’ through your pictures. Just tap the space bar or click the mouse. I happen to use Picasa to view pictures, but you can use anything.

-   Once you are happy with the result, string your pictures together and overlay the music. Use ‘MemoriesOnWeb’ (freeware) if you have budget constraints.

-   If you have a few dollars to spare, you might want to consider something more substantial such as Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas or Corel Movie Maker. You can even use Windows Movie Maker if you can get it to work! I use Pinnacle.

-  You can make one ‘movie’ per topic, or string several topics into one movie. You should consider making several versions with different songs, so you don’t get tired of listening to the same tune over and over.

Find a suitable time of the day for watching your movies. At times it could be a bit problematic, because I get so ‘fired up’ I cannot sleep! Who said goal setting is boring?  In the near future I’ll make a detailed video of this method, and post it on my technical blog, Just a final word of warning: all this will be of no value unless you start DOING things to move you towards your goal.




Deon H Reynders is the CEO of Visionary Marketers and lives, with his wife and an assortment of four-legged and feathered friends, near Toodyay in the Western Australian countryside. Deon is an accomplished marketer, electronics engineer, coach, trainer and published author. You can read more of his articles on network marketing success factors here.

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