Step 4 – Your Brain Is Not Your Friend
Your own brain will sabotage your efforts to have your dream life, so what we have to do first is to change your brain’s programming.
Here are a couple examples to illustrate what I’m talking about.
Have you ever heard what happens to lottery winners? They almost unfailingly end up losing all their money after just a short time and end up back where they were before winning. So, why is that?
Their mental programming doesn’t see themselves as multi-millionaires so their brain unconsciously does what’s necessary to get them back to their comfort level of where they were before winning.
Another example at the other extreme. We all know Donald Trump and his ego. He’s a billionaire that has been bankrupt many times. He doesn’t think of himself as bankrupt, he has said of a recent bankruptcy that it was the best possible deal for all involved!
“The Donald” is a billionaire in his own mind and he so firmly believes that, that if he loses it all he makes it right back again. He even sued someone for writing in a book that he was merely a multi-millionaire, not a billionaire!
Donald’s self programming is as a billionaire so he is one.
So what does this mean for you?
It means that before you can have your dream life you have to believe in your heart that it is possible. So how do you do that?
Your existing programming has you wherever you are now and if you would like something better, you’ll need to change your programming.
Amazingly enough, it has also been proven (see Psychocybernetics by Maxwell Maltz) that your brain cannot tell the difference between a real experience and a vividly imagined one.
This is why you wrote the story of your dream day in step 1 and the affirmations or “I Am’ statements in step 2. The way you reprogram your brain is to read and visualize your “I Am” statements and your story 3 times each day for the next 90 days. Your brain will start to experience these as real and will figure out for you how to make it happen if you trust in the process.
If you think this is crazy, just give it 90 days and see where you are and how you feel then.
I’m not saying you will have accomplished everything you dream for in 90 days, it will take longer. What I am saying is that you will start seeing a difference in your life and how you feel by then.