Goal Imprinting Secrets
I was just part of a special goal-achievement training by Dr Jill that I found really useful, and she gave me permission to share what I learned.
First of all, just deciding to create a new a habit or personal situation does NOT automatically ensure you will achieve what you desire. The decision is only the first step. Next comes focused action.
The part of the training I want to share with you has to do how to imprint your goal or impress it solidly in your subconscious mind.
This involves taking conscious control of your thoughts to better manifest the changes you want to make. Imprinting occurs when your subconscious mind is impressed with a mental image of your desired end result.
Imprinting involves three action steps:
- First you emotionally affirm your goal.
- Next you picture yourself having achieved the end result.
- Finally, you pump more and more emotion into actually having the feeling you have already achieved your goal. So if you want to lose 20 pounds, you picture how it feels to have that new pair of jeans or dress on, and feel the self-satisfaction and joy that goes along with that.
Here’s a little review of what Dr Jill taught us:
Affirm Your Goal
An affirmation is just a statement written out in first-person present tense as though you have already achieved your goal. Writing this is an action that deliberately programs your subconscious mind.
Visualize the End Result
Mentally picture having accomplished your goal. See yourself actively creating the end result taking the steps that led to it. This is creates a virtual reality in your subconscious mind that will eventually replace your current reality, or belief system.
If you currently feel fat, your new subconscious virtual reality will replace that vision with one of you as lean and on-purpose.
Generate Positive Emotion
Your subconscious mind does NOT respond to words it responds to feelings and emotions. The more emotion you put behind your goal, the faster you’ll get there. See and feel yourself having reached your goal.
In the case of wanting to lose 20 pounds, for example, forget feeling fat. Focus on feeling the joy and excitement of feeling slender and healthy and take the steps to get yourself there. And celebrate along the way.
PS: You can learn more about how to do all this in Dr Jill’s Power of Focus ecourse. Check it out.