Do you know the power of the subconscious mind ? When we look at around ourselves and marvel at the great achievements of man in different fields, like science, technology, architecture, arts, literature, etc., we sometimes marvel at the powers of the human mind. After all, it is that intelligence that separates us from all the other species present on the planet. Taking confident decisions is often the difference between success and failure in a particular venture or job. Many a times we may feel confused when asked to make a decision. This is when we need to tap into the powers of our mind. How do you do that? Well, for that you need to go through Dr.Joseph Murphy’s popular work, ‘The Power of the Subconscious Mind’.
Powers of our conscious and subconscious mind
The book released in 1963 is counted among the most popular self-help books ever published. The author has written in detail about the powers of our conscious and subconscious mind. There are some top tips given in the book which can help in succeeding in a chosen field. For example, the author mentions about visualization. Similarly, auto suggestion and affirmations are other techniques that are mentioned in the book.
The power of visualization
A lot has been written about the power of visualization by other authors too at different points in time. Broadly speaking it is a technique where a person visualizes the steps involved in achieving a particular objective, how he will go about it and finally visualize himself achieving the same successfully. Similarly, auto suggestion is a method where you repeat to yourself about achieving a particular task, basically kind of embedding a message into your subconscious mind so that it works towards achieving the same.
Parents need to be models of optimism
There has also been a lot of talk going around about affirmation, another key point mentioned in the book. We have already seen in the other blogs about how positive affirmations such as ‘I can do it’ can have an excellent impact on how we go about doing a particular task. This is the reason why we need to inculcate a positive attitude in children. This way they will cultivate a habit of positive thinking which they can then carry onto their adulthood. This is the reason parents need to be models of optimism, for their kids are always observing them.
Give the right kind of feedback
Parents need to give the right kind of feedback regarding any work or task the child has done. For example, if they have done something wrong, they need to be told that and suggestions for improvement could be given, instead of criticizing them. This kind of a positive approach always helps. Similarly, they should be given a pat in the back whenever they do something good.
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