As soon as we stop worrying, a solution pops up. – David DeNotoris
I’ve always been a firm believer in trusting your subconscious mind. In fact, I think we’d all be a lot closer to our life’s goals and dreams if we trusted this wise inner voice more often. A while back, my husband turned a problem over to his subconscious mind and was blown away by what it had to say. He has been planning a particular website for a while now. Given the fact that he works full-time (I guess a 50 hours a week constitutes full-time!), planning stages can sort of drag out. He finally got around to picking out the perfect domain name…. and naturally it was taken. And (again, naturally), the owner was doing absolutely NOTHING with the domain.
I contacted her for my husband, asking how much she’d want for the domain. I’m still laughing over her answer. I replied that she surely misunderstood; we didn’t want to buy her home, cars, pets, furniture, and children. Just the domain.
We aren’t lottery winners, so my husband began thinking of new domain names. He decided to stop worrying and to even stop thinking – and to “turn” the problem over to his subconscious mind and see what it could come up with. Mere hours later, he had the perfect domain name. Yes, even better than the one that remains unsold, unused, and over-priced.
It’s simply another illustration of what we can do when we stop WASTING energy worrying, fretting, and over-thinking and start HARNESSING untapped mental power.
The answer lies inside of you. Always has.
I’ve had a favorite approach when it comes to problem-solving that I’ve used for many, many years. I used it before my self help blog existed and long before I even acknowledged the subconscious mind’s existence! One of my favorite approaches to a problem, question, dilemma, or decision is to “flip it.” I approach it this way: I imagine that someone I know is the one with this very problem. I then “tap into” the advice I would give them. Approaching the situation from this vantage point takes self completely out of the way and allows you to view the problem logically, clearly, rationally, and with an open-mind.
Basically, it’s just another way of allowing your subconscious mind to take over where you’ve left off.
Not long ago, I read about another approach. I’m ALL about index cards and post it notes, so I jumped on board without a moment’s hesitation. Some people write a particular problem in the form of a question on index cards or post it notes and leave them in places around their home, car, and office. The notion is that your subconscious mind will see and “register” the question even when you don’t realize it. Even better, it’ll be working on a a solution or answer even when you don’t realize it.
When will you realize it? When it hands you the solution!
You have to write the problem in the form of a question, though. That’s the most important thing. Also, be very specific. See the post it note I made and put at the top of the post? Don’t ask vague questions. If you do, you’ll get vague answers. Be specific and bold, never vague and shy.
Why You Should Turn Your Problems Over to Your Subconscious Mind:
- Worry just walks around in circles.
- Bitterness sulks in the corner.
- Stress eats away at your life.
- Anger eats away at your relationships.
- Giving up? Never an option.
The next time you have a decision to make, a problem to solve, or a dilemma to iron out, call upon your subconscious mind. Whether you mentally turn things over to your subconscious mind and head off to bed, write questions to stimulate its thought processes, or “flip” things entirely, the point is this: The answer is inside of you. If you invite it to take center stage, it’ll do so. You may love what it has to say, you may hate what it has to say. Either way, you’ll have your answer. A subconscious mind is a terrible thing to waste!