Seven Subliminal Secrets of Success

by Chad Agrawal

In the heyday of Madison Avenue’s admen, the geniuses behind some of the most successful products of the day were always thinking of new ways to influence the market and their customers. One of the tricks that was very successful, but was considered so sneaky and insidious that it was banned, was flashing a subliminal message on a TV or movie screen about a product. The message was flashed so fast that the viewer did not see it, and yet it did indeed influence those viewers buying habits. “Go to the lobby and have a snack” drastically increased snack sales during intermissions.

If these subliminal messages work so well for advertising, why can’t we use them on ourselves to get what we want and reach our goals? We can and we should. This secret of subliminal self talk has been shown to be very effective in correcting negative behavior, such as ceasing smoking, or treating alcoholism, and we can use it just as effectively to foster positive behavior. As they say, you are what you think.  When you put it into words as well, you will really influence your behavior.  Use this positive self talk several times a day, and your actions will eventually match your thoughts.

-          I am successful.  When you imagine your success, even before it is achieved, your routine actions will lead to success.

-          I have a clear mission and purpose in my life.  You can’t get anywhere if you don’t know where you are going. Picture your mission and keep your life’s purpose in your mind’s eye at all times, and you will always be moving towards them.

-          I have clearly defined written goals.  Imagined goals are important, but written ones have more power. Once you have written down your goals, you can easily envision them in your mind.

-          I maintain a positive attitude all of the time.  Even when things are going against you, it is your attitude towards events that ultimately determines the outcome of them.  Keep a positive attitude in all that you do and your reaction to negative events will foster positive outcomes.

-          I take actions to achieve my dreams and goals. When you have written goals, and you can picture them in your mind at any time, it makes it easy to steer your actions towards those goals.  When you know what your next goal should be to reach your dream, you will automatically take the right actions to reach it.

-          I am a loving and a loved person.  Believe in yourself as good and worthy of love, and spread your love to all those you encounter. Your success will be that much more enjoyable when it is founded on decent principals.

-          I am the leading _____ in my _____. Envision your success. If your goal is to be the top student or head of your department, picture yourself in that role. Great athletes envision throwing the perfect ball, hitting the hole in one, making that basket, and this concept of visualization has proven to be just as effective in careers as it is in sports.

In some cases, success will revolve around knowing and hiring the right people. One of the best ways to ensure you are around the right person is to do find the best background check, make sure that the people you know are honest, reliable and safe.

This post was written by Chad Agrawal

Chad Agrawal is the founder of CCTS, helping students transfer from community college to Ivy League, tier 1 or anywhere else by following this community college guide.

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