Are You Your Worst Enemy?
Are you your worst enemy? Do things start going good for you and then all of a sudden everything goes haywire? There could be a reason for this, you know. Perhaps you are your worst enemy?
Good golly Miss Molly, what is person to do? It’s bad enough when our own friends do you in, “Who needs enemies, with friends like these”? Worse yet, when we discover that our worst enemy is our self!
Relax and jump aboard this journey to self-enlightenment. I am going to show you how to change your miserable course of events right now and right here!
First, you should understand that most of your behavior and feelings originate from your subconscious mind. That’s right, your subconscious is your master computer that acts on programs that you give it.
How do you program your subconscious? This is done with your emotions and conscious thoughts. The big reason you are running amok most of the time is because your conscious desires, goals and objectives aren’t jiving with your master engineer, that is your subconscious mind. The objective is to have your subconscious mind obey your conscious thoughts and imagination.
Generally speaking, most subconscious minds are working on programs that you placed in your subconscious when you were a young child. Unfortunately, a big chunk of these programs were very negative in nature. Usually they came in the form of words and suggestions from your influential authority figures, like parents, teachers etc.
Here are few examples you can relate to. “Nancy, you are the dumbest person on this planet. You will never amount to anything.” And, “Bobby, you don’t deserve anything good.”
What these negative suggestions set up in your subconscious is that you are an undeserving person. Which, of course, promotes insecurity, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
When you get into highly competitive situations, these negative blocks are going to throw the fear of God into you and you most likely will not perform at your potential optimum.
So what do you do about these blocks that are preventing you from reaching your potential? The answer is, “You have to reprogram your subconscious mind”.
And how do you do this? Maxwell Maltz in his book, “Psycho-cybernetics” goes into great detail on how to program and reprogram your subconscious mind. Here is the general idea or approach to this subject.
You need to use your imagination and create positive pictures in your mind’s eye that will counter act the negative pictures your subconscious has now from your earlier negative programming. Don’t be your worst enemy.
For example, lets say I have a deep seated fear of not being accepted by authority figures. Fortunately, the subconscious can’t tell the difference from a real event and an imagined one.
So here’s what I do, I imagine authority figures I had as a child, my parents, teachers etc. as really loving and appreciating me. In there opinions, I can do no wrong. I am truly loved. Subsequently, I have no need to prove myself or experience anxiety and fear in competitive and stressful situations.
This frees my up to approach problems in a more relaxed and calm manner. Subsequently, I can more readily experience successful self-actualization.
A word to the wise. You will need to routinely do these imaginative picturing corrections intensely and often inorder for this procedure to work. When you go into these imaginative reprogramming modes, you must use all of your senses and emotions, in order to make these positive programming scenes real and effective for you subconscious mind. See Maxwell Maltz’s Psyco-Cybernetics 2000.
Most importantly, don’t forget, your Master Computer, your subconscious mind, can’t tell the difference between real and imagined events. So you can become anything you really want! It is really true, “What you see is what your get.” So, don’t be your worst enemy.
Jack Marinchek is the publisher of the site, Stand Great, which features- inspirational information on life improvement.