In the last several emails we have played with the example of a decision that Nancy has made around her coffee consumption (review email 45 for links). I encouraged you to be curious about a range of factors that will influence her success.
I suggested that:
Being successful with one seemingly simple change will result in
strengthening her confidence in being able to influence her subconscious
mind. A well thought out and executed plan will give her leverage for
The idea of leverage is an important one and worth giving your
consideration to. When we begin to create small successes, we open the
door to other possibilities. With each new small success, we strengthen
our ability to influence the subconscious mind. As I mentioned in the
workbook, it is right, natural, and healthy to want to be in charge of
However, when our goals are big, a we run the risk of creating internal
overwhelm. This state is not conductive to learning. If we continually
fail to create incremental movement forward we set up a vicious cycle
that often leads to a state of hopelessness.
If Nancy takes the time to break down her goal and develop a conscious
deliberate plan, she will be in a better position to succeed. She can
then piggyback a new small goal on the back of her success. Nancy will
then begin to identify with being the CEO of her life.
Tomorrow we will look at another example. I encourage you to take some
time and begin to prepare for this next exercise by reviewing past
Terri Lee Cooper MSc. RSW