Last post we talked about the three kinds of cycles and how they are created by the kind of vision you have. Now let’s go yet one level deeper…
The final component for actually achieving and manifesting your vision is your core foundational beliefs.
When people set goals and have a bold vision – but don’t achieve their goals – it’s because they don’t believe in them. Or more specifically, while they believe in them on a conscious level – they have conflicting beliefs on the subconscious level.
When this comes into play is when you set a goal that sounds great on the surface – but it conflicts with subconscious beliefs you have. Beliefs that you may not even be aware of.
So you set a goal to make $100,000 this year. But what if you grew up idolizing your father who worked in the coalmines of West Virginia. He was the salt of the earth and worked 12 hours a day to provide for his family. On his best year ever, he made $25,000. Do you realize that you could have a subconscious belief that to earn more than he did – would be an insult to him?
Now of course this is irrational and he certainly wouldn’t feel this way. He would be proud to see you succeed. But we have irrational beliefs colored by emotion all the time.
Let’s say your goal is to earn $200,000 a year. But you have been raised in a strict religious household and taught that you are born a sorry sinner. You’ve been programmed that it is spiritual to be poor, and your reward will come in the afterlife – after you do your penance here.
You want the $200,000 on the conscious level. But your subconscious mind will tell you that to reach that goal you must forsake God.
And when the conscious mind and the subconscious mind have a conflict – the subconscious mind always wins.
Most people slough off what I’m talking about, certain that it doesn't apply to them. They say something like, “Of course I want to be rich. I hate being poor.”
But that may not be true…
As most of you know, I grew up poor. I hated it. I swore that when I grew up, I would be rich. But something else was happening along the way…
The more I saw other kids from wealthy families, the more I learned of rich people on TV, the more jealous I became. I came to hate rich people.
So when I grew up and tried to become one – which I would have insisted was what I wanted to do – I always ended up self-sabotaging myself.
Because on the conscious level I wanted to be wealthy. But the problem was I had a foundational belief that rich people were bad. Another core belief I had was that wealthy people took advantage of others to get rich. Consciously, I wanted to be rich. Subconsciously, I didn’t want to be a bad person and take advantage of others. You can figure out what happened…
So what about you?
Do you have goals that you aren’t achieving? If so, is it possible that you have a core foundational belief that is causing you to sabotage your success?
Take a look at the new episode of Prosperity TV. Then please share your thoughts below.