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A New Beginning

Okay gang,  it's February and 2011 is well under way!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are now ready for a year filled with opportunities, because it will be!  I know you have goals and/or dreams you want to achieve, so let's take a look at a basic method that will help take you where you want to go!   Life is now . . Don't Wait!

This is a Test of The Reticular Activating System!

Have you ever heard of the Reticular Cortex?  It's a complex net of neurons that emerge from the brain stem and touch many, or perhaps all, parts of the human brain.  Basically, the Reticular Activating System (RAS) is the attention center of the brain and is where the world outside of ourselves and our inner world of feeling and thought meet.  Here is an example of how it works:

Imagine you're in a crowded room, filled with the background noise of dozens of conversations, music, laughter and cell phones ringing.  How much of this noise is actually brought to your attention?  Not very much.  You hear it all but you are not focused on each individual sound.  Out of this chaotic din comes the familiar voice of a friend calling your name and suddenly your attention is switched on!  This is one way the RAS works.  It automatically brings relevant information to our attention as it filters out non-relevant information.

Here's another example:

Have you ever purchased a type of car that you've never owned before and now it seems you suddenly see them absolutely everywhere?  That's your RAS at work!  It is bringing to your attention information that is now relevant to you.  I promise you that those cars have been there all along, but you just had them "tuned out" because they weren't relevant to you at the time.


All of that is important because this is how you can begin the process of actually reaching the goal you have set for yourself.  The RAS can be programmed to work for you and this is done by choosing the exact message your conscious mind sends to your sub-conscious mind. 

Here's what I mean.  The more you think about your goal and how to achieve it, the more you will begin to "attract" the people, opportunities, resources and ideas that will help you move toward your goal.  Because you are constantly thinking about your goal, and ways to achieve it, your conscious mind is continually sending these messages to your sub-conscious mind. Your sub-conscious will then program your RAS to bring to your attention all information that is relevant to that goal.  It is very likely that these people, opportunities and resources have been there all along but you did not see them.  Why? Because your RAS had not been programmed to bring that information to your attention!  Do you see how powerful a tool the RAS is when it comes to reaching goals?

Inner = Outer

What and how you think will have a direct effect upon how you experience life.  If you focus on negative things and attitudes then that is what you will see because that is what you have programmed your RAS to bring to your attention.  Conversely, if you focus on positive attitudes and things your RAS will bring to your attention the same.  Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world!

Simple as 1, 2, 3

1) Be clear.  State exactly what your goal is.  Clarity is required.

2) Think on this goal, and methods you will use to achieve it, constantly.  Must have intense desire.

3) Notice what is now being brought to your attention.  Be prepared to act upon opportunities and avail yourself of resources that will now come to your attention.

Remember:  What you focus on grows!

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