It may not be necessary to consciously do as much detail as I just described. Just spend a
few seconds making these shifts trusting that all of the details will change automatically. Then
test it. See if you really do believe this new belief absolutely. If you do, then you are done. If
not, do more detail to make sure that the picture, sound, etc., is exactly the same as the
other picture (except for the content of course). Also, it is not necessary to use these
techniques (consciously) to change your beliefs. To get rid of an old belief, often all you
have to do is recognize how illogical the belief really was. Also, you may find that you are
able to adopt any new belief you want automatically, just by adopting the belief that you can
easily adopt any new belief that you want, and that will be useful to you. But the above
technique is a sure way of changing a belief if all else fails.
One of the biggest mistakes that we make is to confuse our representation of the world with
the real world. We treat certain processes like things. People say things like, “I have this
fear that is holding me back.” Well, a fear is not a thing. It’s a process. If you change the
process that’s occurring in your brain, you won’t have the fear any more. Another mistake
that we make is to attach meaning to things in an unuseful way. There is no meaning to
anything except the meaning we give to it. Give things useful meanings. People say things
like, “If I fail at this, that means that I’m no good.” Realize that you can determine what
something means to you. Its your brain. The meaning that you attach to things is up to you.
Give things meaning an a way that is optimally useful to meeting your outcomes.
People often make the mistake of over-generalizing things in their representation of the
world. If someone did one rotten thing to them, then that person is a rotten person. If a
person does one stupid thing, they say to themselves that they are a stupid idiot. They say to
themselves that they never do anything right. Its not true that they never do anything right.
That is over-generalizing. The biggest problem is over-generalizing that the past must equal
the future. People think that if they weren’t successful at something in the past, they will
never be successful at it. But the future is unwritten. Don’t generalize the past and think that
things must continue to be the way they have always been. You determine your future.
Make it whatever you want.
And now, here’s some more fun things to do with your brain.
Some of the things that I’ve taught you are quick fixes. If you have trouble getting up in the
morning, you can do something in your brain to make it easy to get out of bed. If you have a
fear, you can change the process that’s occurring in your brain to get rid of the fear, etc.
However, you can do things in your brain that are more that just quick fixes. You can create
a generative pattern that continues to move you in the direction that you want to go. Your
brain doesn’t know how to get results. It does know how to move in directions. A
generative pattern will allow your brain to continually move in the direction that you want.
Do you want riches and wealth beyond your wildest dreams? All you have do is program
your brain to continually move in that direction.
Think of a behavior that you want to change. Picture what it’s like when you are doing this
behavior to change. Now think of what you want to do instead, a new behavior. Make a
picture of how you will be after you have this new behavior. See yourself, what you will
look like after having adopted this new behavior. Make this new picture unbelievable
compelling and attractive, something that draws you to it like a magnet. Make this new
picture so powerful, that when you picture it, you light up like a Christmas tree. Keep
changing the picture until you make it absolutely compelling.
Ok, here’s what you are going to do with these pictures. Close your eyes. Make the first
picture (the behavior to change) a big and bright picture. In this picture, see what you
actually see out of your own eyes. Put a small, dark image of the new picture in the lower
right corner of the first picture. What you are going to do, very, very quickly, is switch the
pictures. Take the big, bright picture of the old behavior, and make it a small, dark picture in
the lower right hand corner, and take the new picture, and make it big and bright like the old
one was. This switch should be very quick, less than half a second. Open your eyes and
reorient to the room. Then, close your eyes and repeat the process again. See the picture of
the old behavior big and bright, see the new behavior small and dark, and quickly switch.
Open you eyes, orient to the room, then close your eyes and repeat again. Repeat this
process at least five times.
The key to this is speed. See the old picture big and bright and see the new picture small
and dark. See this only briefly, and very quickly change the pictures.
What happened? You’ll notice that every time you make the old picture big and bright and
the new picture small and dark, they automatically switch, without you having to do
anything! If you have done the process five times and they now switch automatically, you
can stop. Otherwise, keep repeating until this happens. Five times usually does the trick, but
it may take up to 100 times. If you have done it 100 times and the switch isn’t happening
automatically, then you are doing something wrong. Either you are doing the process
incorrectly, like you aren’t switching the pictures fast enough, or the new picture isn’t
attractive and compelling enough. Fix it, and it will work amazingly well.
In this example, I used brightness and size as the two things that are switched. The ideal
thing to do is to determine what two things make the most impact for you. Experiment, and
discover what makes the greatest impact for you. For some people, distance is more
important, and brightness isn’t so important. For such people, they would switch distance
and size rather than brightness and size. You could also you other senses. You could use
sounds or body feelings instead of pictures. This isn’t necessary though; the visual method
works perfectly well.
You could use this for very general, broad changes that you want to make, or, you could
use it to make specific changes.
For example, let’s say you wanted to stop overeating. If you have a specific behavior that
you want to change, let the old behavior picture be a picture of what happens right before
you get that urge to overeat. Figure out what you see right before you overeat, and use that
for your old behavior picture.
After you follow this procedure, test it to see if it works. If it doesn’t yet work, you can add
anything that you may have missed that might trigger the behavior that you want to change.
For example, let’s say that every time you see a chocolate cake, you feel compelled to eat
it. You did the switching process. Ok, now test it. Go up to the chocolate cake and test it.
Do you feel the same urge to eat it? If so, you probably missed something. Maybe the smell
triggers the urge to overeat. Go back and add the smell to the picture of the old behavior
and do the procedure again. Now test it again to see if it works. If it works, you will no
longer feel that compulsion to overeat. Instead, you have programmed you mind to
automatically go in a new compelling direction.
Use this generative pattern to move yourself in the direction that you want to go! Use an old
picture of your current behaviors to make money, and a new picture of how you will see
yourself after you are filthy rich, as a result of your new behaviors!