Since the beginning of education, entering all levels of school to even attending college and beyond, we are taught how to gather, segment and rehearse information. From learning our ABC’s to algebraic expressions, repetition and practice have served us well. When we think about successful educators who made their mark in history, names like William McGuffey and Anne Sullivan come to mind. While we have those kinds of examples of success, a question comes to mind. Where are the successful individuals in history who taught us about the mind? Never have we been taught how to use our genius, our minds and sadly this has been sorely disregarded.
Not only can we learn the basics, our minds have so much power that we can direct ourselves to any higher level that we choose. Popular quotes such as, “Where you mind goes your energy flows” and “What you focus on, expands” are great examples of what we are capable of and creating the results we want.
The mind is an untapped resource. We use our mind in every moment and in every situation of our lives. According to Dr. Norman Fleet, Chiropractor Healer and Teacher, The mind can be broken down into 2 main sections, the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The conscious mind produces thoughts, filters the information we take in, and can only process one thought at a time. The subconscious mind runs on auto-pilot and is where your beliefs, memories and feelings are housed. The subconscious mind magnifies our dominant thoughts and greatly influences our actions. So if you have ever asked yourself, “Why do I do what I do” and “Why do I think the way I think”, now you know.
One great example of the differences between the conscious and subconscious minds can be found in a cruise ship. The conscious mind is the captain and the subconscious mind is the sailor. Anything requested by the captain, the sailor will do, real or synthetic. According to an article written, The Laws of the Subconscious Mind by Tony Robbins, the subconscious mind is 30,000 times more powerful than the conscious mind which says a lot. Think about it, how you ever been sleeping and experienced a nightmare or very real like dream and woke up in the middle of the night sweating and your heart racing? What happened? That dream triggered something in your subconscious mind that was very real and your conscious mind and body accepted it as truth resulting in your physical response. There was no evidence that suggested that you were in any real danger, but your mind thought otherwise resulting in your actions. The subconscious mind is truly a power to be used for our benefit, but we must know how to use it.
As we continue to uncover the power of our minds and creating the right mindset for success, as the Upgraders, we have developed 3 simple steps to help you on your journey. These steps set your mindset in the right framework accessing both the conscious and subconscious mind to create success. It’s called A.C.T.
A – Assess
C – Create
T – Take Action
Assess – When you desire to take a particular action and accomplish a specific goal, it is necessary to assess where you currently are. What are you currently doing, what do you want to accomplish and where do you want to go. It doesn’t matter your current condition, it just matters that you give an account for where you currently are. This assessment allows you to not only think of what you have done but consider where you want to go. This is a very simple step but very effective.
Create – Now that you know where you currently are and what you want to accomplish, now it’s time to create. Spend some time ‘in your mind’ creating the process. This step is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. You need to get in a quiet place with a pen and paper and write out your vision. If what you what to accomplish requires additional education, specialized knowledge or even certain certifications, write that down and be very specific. Set a time line (in pencil for flexibility), and visualize the outcome. Feel the feeling of having already accomplished your goal. I mentioned ‘in your mind’. This process we like to call “The Theater of Your Mind”. It’s where you sit down, close your eyes, and SEE what it is you want to create. Major success stories such as Arnold Schwarzenegger used this process to become successful. He grew up in Austria and began lifting weights at the age of 15. He would visualize himself lifting weights and becoming a major success in the US. He won the Mr. Universe title at the age of 20 and went on to win 7 titles. Creating what you want to accomplish is a major step in this process.
Take Action – This step puts action to your thought process. Taking action requires faith because you believe that what you want to accomplish is going to happen. Pick up the phone and make those calls. Visit that business, send that text or email and shake those hands you need to shake to get the ball rolling. One thing we need to be extremely careful about is mistaking creating the vision for action. Our minds are so powerful that when we create a vision and live from that vision, we can have a sense of already receiving what we desire. We need to be mindful that action is required to make it happen. The feeling of accomplishment is so powerful that we run the risk of limiting the amount of work that needs to take place. Just take action, whether it be baby steps or gigantic steps, it will all work out.
As we continue on our journey of uncovering this powerful tool we have, we are astounded as to how much information is out there for us to harness and learn from. The 3 steps listed above will get you moving in the right direction. So just Assess, Create and Take Action.
Dexter and Tonya Scott
known as “The Upgraders” and Mindset Development Experts, have spent years motivating and inspiring audiences upgrade their mindset, get out of their own way or comfort zones, and instead; get a front-row-seat in life. After starting their careers in Government, they are now seen as the go-to couple for helping people shift their paradigm from limited thinking and limited beliefs.
Dexter and Tonya Scott
Dexter and Tonya are Coaches, Leaders, Authors, Certified National/International Speakers, Mindset Development Trainers/Instructors and down to earth authentic people who have spent years motivating and inspiring audiences to upgrade their mindset and lives and focus on internal success.
They have presented on stages and virtually to thousands and have trained on countless platforms seeking to teach people the tools to slow down and understand the process which will speed up their success rate.
Together, they are helping people Upgrade their lives by breaking the chains of bondage from their minds, allowing them to live lives FREE of mediocrity, limiting beliefs, and the fear of failure.
They are Upgrading people to a new dimension of thinking in every aspect of their lives.