WARNING: Today’s email is longer than usual but if you read it from beginning to end you might notice something interesting in the way you think and feel. Something good. Something that will change the way you feel about yourself, for the better, forever.
What if Google had feelings, and it gave you search results based on how it was feeling at the moment?
You want to try something new for dinner, so you search for restaurant reviews in your area.
But Google is in a bad mood, so it returns nothing but news articles about recent food poisoning incidents instead.
Or you’re planning a trip and want to search for good prices on plane tickets.
But Google is in a bad mood, so it returns nothing but articles about plane crashes.
It would be a nightmare.
Every time you want to try something new, fun and exciting…
Google talks you out of it by scaring the crap out of you with all the bad things that could go wrong.
That’s exactly how your brain works.
We all have a lifetime of experiences stored away in our brains.
And, every time you want to try something new, your brain automatically prepares you for the new situation by doing a quick search for similar situations in your past…
But it doesn’t decide whether a previous situation is relevant to the new situation based on keywords or categories like Google does.
No, it finds them based on the FEELING attached to them.
If a memory has a similar feeling to whatever you’re feeling when you think about the new situation, it gets bumped to the top of the search results.
Let’s say you’re preparing for a job interview.
But the thought of being interviewed makes you feel a bit uneasy and unsure of yourself.
Before you’re even consciously aware of what’s happening, your brain has already gone to work and found dozens of other times when you felt unsure of yourself, and then it bumped those memories to the top of your search results.
As each of those memories plays back in your mind, the feeling gets even stronger and so it becomes that much easier to find even more examples from your past where you felt that way.
If you don’t put a stop to this emotional downward spiral, you can quickly become paralyzed with fear and anxiety over just about anything.
And it can be very difficult to stop this process once it starts.
After just a few seconds, all the useful memories where you felt completely sure of yourself and confident in your abilities have been pushed down to page 10 of your brain’s search results.
And when’s the last time you bothered to look past page 1 of a Google search result?
It’s not impossible to go digging through page after page of bad memories until you find the good ones, but…
It’s SO much easier to just get in the habit of optimizing your brain’s search engine, before you need it, for the situations where it matters most.
That way, whenever you’re faced with a new situation, and your mind goes looking for memories in the past to help guide you, it automatically finds the GOOD memories where you were calm, confident, and operating at peak performance… so that you will continue to feel that way in the new situation.
In plain English:
- Get in the habit of feeling self-assured and confident in your abilities to handle anything.
- Whenever a new situation presents itself, your mind will look for similar situations based on THAT feeling.
- You’ll enter the new situation mentally prepared with a ton of previous experiences where you handled everything just fine.
- As a result, you’ll be naturally calm, collected and confident, even in situations that might have paralyzed you with fear and self-doubt in the past.
And I can’t stress point 2 enough.
Your brain’s search engine doesn’t care about the context or the specifics of the situation.
Your mood is what matters.
Your brain cares about how you feel now and whether or not that feeling matches how you felt then.
This is very important because it means that you can use ANYTHING you’ve ever felt confident about and apply that feeling to ANY OTHER SITUATION.
How confident are you that you can tie your shoes?
Silly question, right?
You don’t even have to think about it.
You can tie your shoes without even looking.
You can tie your shoes while struggling with complex math problems in your head because it’s so effortless and automatic that you don’t even need to look at what you’re doing or think about doing it.
You decide to tie your shoes and BOOM they’re tied.
It just happens.
And that, right there, is a feeling of pure confidence in your own abilities.
It’s so simple and so obvious that it gets taken for granted.
But if you have that feeling fresh in your mind when I ask you to think about other situations where you felt 100% self-assured and confident in your ability to handle the task at hand, you’ll easily think of a few more.
And if you start doing this yourself on a daily basis, it’ll become your default way of feeling.
Every time you enter a new situation…
And your brain goes looking for past situations to prepare you for the present situation…
It will serve you up with experiences where you handled yourself perfectly.
And as those situations replay themselves in your mind, you’ll feel even more confident, which makes it easier to remember even more situations that will prepare you to be completely confident and sure of yourself moving forward…
…As you move forward, creating even more memories of feeling and BEing confident.
What other things are you so confident about doing that you don’t even think of them anymore?
Brushing your teeth?
Driving a car?
Riding a bike?
You can probably make a list of all those things and then play them back in your mind.
Loop them over and over until that feeling of completely effortless, “don’t even have to think about it” confidence is coursing through your veins before you do something new and see how easy it becomes to feel confident in any situation.
Do this as often as you can, until the exercise itself becomes as easy and effortless as tying your shoes…
And you will have completely rewired your brain for success in any situation.
Founder – Speedzen Subliminals
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