THE DOJO OPENS IN AUGUST
One of the most important things to understand about moving into YOU 2.0™ is how the conscious and subconscious minds work. The conscious mind serves two functions. Firstly it's your thinking and logical mind it's the part of you that motivates your actions and decisions. Secondly, it's the guardian at the gate, protecting your subconscious mind from false impressions.
The most common cause of failure in anything is the belief that it won't work. Our beliefs are what we perceive to be true, even if they are false in reality. Whatever you believe in shapes and influences your decision-making, determining your attitudes. Our attitudes are created, controlled, and influenced entirely by our beliefs. These limiting beliefs become our normal way of thinking that we unconsciously return to repeatedly because our subconscious has developed neural connections to support our pattern of thinking.
This is why it's critical to understand how the subconscious mind works. You can read an entire library of New York Times best-selling self-help books or spiritual teachings, study different systems, strategies and methodologies, attend world-class seminars, speak to as many so-called self-help experts and consultants as you want in an attempt to reprogram your subconscious mind.
They still won't work because your subconscious mind doesn't believe it will work. It's the same as quitting anything addictive — willpower can only get you so far until you revert back to your old subconscious self-image. Living in the past wishing you had chosen a different path or constantly living in the future of devastating consequences hoping for change.
So whatever you consciously believe, your subconscious will create a reality based on that truth. Our thoughts create our reality and reality fundamentally has no meaning apart from the meaning we give it.