Boost Self Confidence
The Thinker thinks and the Prover proves
how to draw on the power of the subconscious mind to build confidence.
Argue for your limitations, and they're yours. - Richard Carlson
Most thoughts come from the subconscious, that hive of mental activity that lies below the threshold of momentary awareness. You cannot prevent a thought floating up from the subconscious; this is beyond your conscious control.
However, you can always choose whether to accept, reject or ignore a thought, whether to voice it or act on it. Any pattern of thought or action which is repeated often is impressed on the subconscious and becomes a habit. Likewise, when you withdraw your attention from an unwanted thought or habit, it eventually withers and dies.
You constantly refer to your subconscious store of thoughts and memories for information and guidance, which sets up a cycle in which what you repeatedly think about tends to intensify in your experience.
The conscious mind is the Thinker; the subconscious is the Prover. If, for example, you hold the thought 'I'm not very clever', the subconscious looks for evidence that you are what you think you are. Consequently you steer clear of anything that requires intelligence, which 'proves'you were right all along. Except, of course, you may be misleading yourself. You may actually be far cleverer than you think you are!
That's why it's so important to turn your thinking around, by deliberately and consciously planting confident thoughts in your mind. When you let go of disempowering, confidence-draining thoughts and start thinking of yourself as strong, capable, likable and deserving, the cycle is reversed. Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're quite right.
- Henry Ford