Our subconscious mind plays a crucial role in maintaining the homeostatic impulse of our body that regulates functions like body temperature, heartbeat, and breathing. In addition to this, the subconscious mind also plays a key role in regulating mental processes that affect everyday decisions.
This is best explained by a cognitive bias known as the confirmation bias, in which our mind filters and brings our attention only to the information which affirms our already existing beliefs from a large pool of information. Now, this bias can aid your subconscious mind when dealing with different strategies, such that it filters the information needed for tasks that help you to progress in life and get what you really want.
One specific way to do this is by changing the way you speak about your goals. Hence, you need to present your goals as a work in progress instead of just a future plan. For example, instead of saying “I want to start my own startup” try saying “I am working towards starting my own startup” and instead of saying “I hope to get that car one day” try saying “I am planning on how to get that car one day”. This allows your subconscious mind to face a cognitive dissonance where your thoughts and words might not match your behavior and to overcome this dissonance you will subconsciously work toward what you want.
Furthermore, as you announce your work in progress, it boosts your commitment to your own goals and your work consciously, and subconsciously toward your future goals.
Another way to do this is through creating a dream board or vision board. It is a collage of images, pictures, and affirmations of one’s dreams and desires, designed to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation. As you view your vision board everyday, your subconscious mind helps you to seek opportunities that can help you achieve everything on your vision board.
To do this, follow the next steps:
1. Figure out what you really want and need in life. If you aren’t sure, start with what makes you happy.
2. Gather supplies for the vision board such as a board/chart paper, glue, scissors, magazine/printer for images.
3. Find images that resonate with you and paste them on that board or chart paper.
4. Put that chart board somewhere you can see everyday to motivate you.
5. At last, make a list of things you can do today, to begin working on things pasted on your vision board.