Yes, it really, truly, works.
Ten months ago, I learned that you must be selective in what you do and who you spend time with. You must be discriminatory in the way you think, and the types of activities you undertake. No matter what you do, it all impacts your subconscious mind.
Your subconscious mind doesn’t care. You can fill it with anything you desire. Or if you don’t, other people will fill it for you.
Your subconscious is like a mirror that reminds you of who you said you wanted to be.
You control it. It doesn’t control you.
Reading a book, or listening to a motivational speaker, will have a different impact on your subconscious mind, then watching the news, and engaging in gossip.
What you do in the last hour before you go to sleep, also matters.
Whatever you focus on, will keep replaying itself inside your head, all night long. In your dreams, you will wrestle all those thoughts that you allowed to imprint themselves on your subconscious. Those thoughts, over time, will become your navigational guide for tomorrow.
Your brain is a wonderful and sophisticated machine.
The mind is somewhat sceptical and doesn’t change too often. This is both a strength and a weakness. An asset and totally annoying.
It takes months and sometimes years to become someone we are dreaming of becoming, but we must remain vigilant and ever grateful, that we are able to change ourselves, to begin with.
In our minds, conscious and subconscious, lies our human dignity and freedom.
Last night, I was editing some photos from last weekend’s photo session with a beautiful young woman. I am in love with those images, but I was tired and have a cold. I edited as much as I could, or at least until the screen got a little blurry, and at that point I knew it was time to call it a day.
I woke up this morning with memories of my vivid dreams, where I continued to edit the photographs.
This brought a smile to my face.
I am really excited this morning, because it is evidence that all this really, truly works.
Waking up at 4:02 am. Lifting weights from Monday to Friday. Listening to motivational speakers for two hours a day. Networking with photographers and models. Writing this blog. Devouring books. Staying away from negative people and gossip. Joining Toastmasters. Delivering speeches.
It all has had an impact.
I am getting compliments on how I look. I am getting compliments on my confidence and personal insights. I am getting compliments on my photography and have recently experienced an overwhelming desire from young men and women to collaborate with me creatively.
I know that I have a long way to go to make this a viable, profitable business.
I will have to spend a few more years digging ditches, and looking for new opportunities to steal some time.
But it really does work.
You can trust it.
Dreams come true if you would only lift your foot and take that first step. And once you do and you’re in motion, you need to develop habits and keep walking.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t know where you are going. Don’t slow down when you begin to make more mistakes. If your work is not perfect. If you forget. If you don’t know. Or if you have much more to learn.
It doesn’t matter.
Thoughts become things.
Our thoughts, hidden deep within our subconscious mind, dictate who we are and what we are going to do, long before we consciously begin to act.
So, cheers to the journey.
Cheers to dreams muddled in Photoshop editing while you sleep.
Cheers to change. To persistence. Tenacity. Abundance. Gratitude.
Cheers to becoming fully human.