7 Steps To Prime Your Brain for Success

Priming your subconscious mind for success can help you achieve your goals.

Good leaders know that regular planning sessions and reviewing objectives are vital to running a successful company.

It’s important that managers set specific goals, consistently review them, focus on their skills, and act on opportunities to achieve their ambitions.

We all want to be consistent in focusing on our goals, but that can be tough when life presents us with unexpected situations.

Your boss might ask more of you at work; your children or spouse might need you to be home more often and be available to attend important events.

You might even feel you don’t have enough time for yourself to relax, have fun, and plan for the future.

Before long, consistency can seem like an unobtainable dream.

The answer lies in your subconscious mind

Over the past 32 years, I have had the privilege of growing six profitable companies.

In that time, I’ve learned that the most effective way to keep your goals at the forefront of your thoughts is to wake up 30 minutes earlier each morning to hold a meeting with your inner self.

Treat your morning meeting with your inner self seriously.

Hold your meeting in a space free of disruptions and create an agenda you’ll follow.

Make sure that you also have the tools available: an uplifting book that describes the successes of others achieving their goals, a pen, and a notebook for you to write in.

Here are seven ways to harness your power and achieve your goals:

1. Read Something That Inspires You

Spend five minutes reading something uplifting to put you in a receptive mood.

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As you read about the successes of others, your subconscious mind will look for ways to make those kinds of successes familiar and normal for you.

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My book, “The Path To Wealth: Seven Spiritual Steps To Financial Abundance,” is a good book to begin with, as it should give you a fresh perspective on how spiritual practices can affect your bottom line.

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2. Write Down What You’re Grateful for

Spend up to 10 minutes writing a gratitude letter.

Be grateful for the good things already in your life and the things you hope to have soon.

Psychologists agree that gratitude and happiness help you be more focused and gain a better ability to solve problems.

Express gratitude for what you have—for example, health and family—and what you want as though you have already received it (e.g., increased sales at work).

The subconscious mind will then search for ways to help make this goal a reality.

3. Read What You’re Grateful for Out Loud

Spend up to five minutes reading your letter out loud with emotion.

Studies have shown that when we read something out loud, we anchor it into our subconscious mind, which will help us notice more possibilities to make our statements true.

4. Visualize Reaching Your Goals

Spend up to five minutes with your eyes closed imagining what it will be like to have your goals realized.

What will you be experiencing, and how will you feel?

Who will celebrate with you?

Olympic athletes use this technique as part of their training.

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They see themselves making the shot, winning the competition, and celebrating with teammates and family.

If you want to win and achieve your goals, see yourself doing so first.

You’ve spent 25 to 30 minutes with your inner self establishing goals and giving your subconscious mind directions on what to focus on.

Now, get your day started.

Your subconscious mind will do its job.

5. Follow Your Intuition Throughout The Day

Throughout the day, be on the lookout for leads, intuition, directions, and opportunities that will point you toward attaining your goal.

Some of these leads might not make sense, but as Steve Jobs said:

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

Take a step to do something, call someone who comes to mind out of the blue, or follow up on a gut instinct to go to a particular location.

I once followed a gut instinct to drive 15 minutes out of my way in Cleveland and ran into a potential customer who later gave me a new contract worth over $400,000. 

6. Celebrate Your Successes     

Acknowledge your successes with someone who you value and trust.

Celebrating and happiness activate the frontal cortex of your brain, which helps you to see more possibilities and create proof.

7. Let Go of What’s Holding You Back

Give up anything that could be subconsciously holding you back.

If you are angry or you feel any resentment towards another or yourself, give it up.

This may be one of the greatest characteristics of successful people.

They release anything that contradicts the life they want to live.

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It’s tough to delve into your subconscious mind, but it is possible.

To start, commit to saying the following each night before bed:

“I release anyone and anything from my past or present that is not serving me well, whether I remember them or not.

And if there is anything that I have done in my past or present that needs to be released, it is now done and everyone is free.”

Do this for a minimum of 30 nights, and you’ll feel lighter and more at peace.

You’ll also be able to notice more possibilities to help you attain your goals sooner.

Practice these seven steps regularly, and enjoy realizing your goals in a more consistent and enjoyable way.

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May McCarthy, a seasoned serial entrepreneur, CEO, angel investor, philanthropist, speaker, and accomplished author, has dedicated 32 years to unraveling the enigma of harnessing intuition for achieving exceptional success, financial prosperity, and personal freedom. With a track record of growing six thriving companies, some as large as 250 employees with annual revenues exceeding $100 million, she brings a wealth of experience to her work. In addition to her business prowess, May McCarthy actively serves on boards in the fields of business, philanthropy, arts, and academia. She is the esteemed author of the best-selling book "The Path to Wealth: Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance" (Hierphant Publishing 2015).