When the best-selling book and movie, “The Secret” was launched in 2006, Bob Proctor was one of the featured gurus. Proctor is considered the greatest speakers in the world on the topic of getting rich and Law of Attraction. He has been in the industry for over 40 years and has produced numerous groundbreaking courses and great books such as “You Were Born Rich”.
- Your Mind and Your Body Are Connected
- How Your Subconscious Mind Works
- How to Change Your Paradigm and Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind
- Follow the Process and You Can Manifest What You Desire
Proctor learned directly under the wings of Earl Nightingale, who was the protégé of Napoleon Hill, the father of personal development who wrote the phenomenal “Think and Grow Rich”. Today, Proctor is traveling around the world, teaching and sharing his ideas and concept on subconscious mind and attraction. He explained why most people fail to achieve the results they want and why they fail to attract the things that they desire. And in this article, you will discover how your subconscious mind works as explained by Bob Proctor.
Your Mind and Your Body Are Connected
The first thing you need to understand is that your mind and your body are connected. Basically, your conscious mind chooses the thoughts and ideas that you are thinking, and then turn them into pictures for your subconscious mind to process. Your subconscious mind, which cannot differentiate between what is real and what is imaginary, will express the reactions and results that are in harmony with the picture you provided.
Most people refer to this as their feelings. In fact, your feelings and emotions are nothing but the energy vibration in your body.
You have to understand that we are not taught about how our mind and body work in school. Therefore, most people express their vibration of energy as feelings. People will tell you how they feel like they are feeling angry or sad, but you will never hear them saying that they are consciously aware of the negative ideas and thus going into a negative vibration. No, people will never tell you this way because they have never learned how their subconscious mind works.
Now, it is important for you to understand that your mind and your body and connected because that means you can change the way you feel, or in other words, you can change your vibration.
While it is true that it is the results in your life that you want to change, but what gets you results is how you respond to the events in your life. And when you know that vibrations in your body are actually your feelings and emotions, you can change how you react to the events in your life.
How Your Subconscious Mind Works
In a nutshell, whatever you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch through your senses will determine the thoughts you choose through your conscious mind. And then your conscious mind turns them into pictures for your subconscious mind to express them as actions.
You Were Programmed Since A Baby
When a baby was born, she does not have a strong conscious mind to think, rather she will accept whatever that ideas, thoughts, and images that go to her. Our subconscious mind was programmed genetically when we were born. This is why we have a similar physical look as our parents.
And as we grow, we learn to pick up ideas, thoughts, and images from the people around us without questioning them. We will accept most of what has been threw at when we were a baby because our conscious mind has not fully developed.
Meaning to say, whatever ideas and thoughts that come to a baby, they will go straight into their subconscious mind without their conscious mind to filter.
The thing is that a baby does not expose to their parents, ideas and thoughts for a day or two. As a baby, we are bombarded with thoughts into our subconscious every single day. Imagine this going on for days, weeks, months, and even years.
The repetition will create paradigms that dictate how our subconscious thinks. If the baby was surrounded by highly educated people who value and emphasize on education, the baby will possess the same thought after she grew up. If the baby was surrounded by people who are going through tough times, not having enough money, and always in debt, the baby will grow up in a similar pattern.
In his video, Bob Proctor says that was exactly how he was brought up; poor and went through many tough times and he was programmed to think, “You should be satisfied with what you got.” And Proctor continues to say, “You should never be satisfied with what you got. You should be happy with what you got. Dissatisfaction is a creative state.”
Have you ever wonder how do you manage to speak your language? It is because you have been programmed to do so when you were still a baby. And just like what Proctor says, some people who were born in Malaysia are able to speak up to four languages. It is amazing, but that is exactly how they were conditioned and programmed to do since they were a baby.
Repetition Will Develop Paradigm
Through repetition, the baby will grow up with a paradigm. As a result, they will think thoughts that are in harmony with their paradigm. Most people have been raised to believe that going to work is a great way to earn money, which according to Proctor, working is the worst way to earn money.
Proctor also continues to say, “You should work for satisfaction, not for money.” However, the problem with most people is that they have the paradigm to think that working is a great way to earn money. Proctor also says that people are able to earn money while they sleep, and if you do not believe it or choose to think that this is just a pipe dream, it is because that is your paradigm. You have been programmed to think so.
Do you now understand why some people do what they do and why people fail to produce the outstanding results they desire in life? They have developed paradigm that controls the way they thought. They have been conditioned genetically and through their environment since they were a baby.
When it comes to the ability to earn, most people will want to turn their annual income into their monthly income. Unfortunately, most people will not do that because their paradigm will stop them.
This is why you can read a book about how to achieve financial freedom, but you will still stay the same and nothing will change. You can think one idea in your conscious mind, but subconsciously, you can have a completely different idea.
Bob Proctor states that paradigms are a multitude of habits and ideas that have been planted into the subconscious mind. And your paradigm controls your results in life.
Therefore, if you want to change your life and achieve the successful results you desire, the first thing you need to do is to change your paradigm.
How to Change Your Paradigm and Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind
Your paradigm dictates your logic. It controls how you use your time, perception, effectiveness and also the amount of money you earn. If you want to change your life, you must change your paradigm.
Most people do not believe that they can turn their annual income into their monthly income and this is because their paradigm determines their thinking. And when their paradigm changes, they will do things differently, they will see things differently, and they will get different results.
Now you know why you are getting the results you are always getting. It has nothing to do with your intellect or skills. Your knowledge will tell you how to do things, but that does not mean that you are going to do it.
This also explains why people can set big goals, but they are not doing anything about it. A lot of people set their goal as to become a millionaire and they decided to do so. However, they are not doing anything at all or they fall back to their old behaviors and keep getting the same old results. This is all because of their paradigm.
How Bob Proctor Changes His Paradigm
Proctor says in one of his training videos that he used to believe that he could not do anything better than what he was doing. He did not believe that he can be successful. The idea of building a company operates around the world is the furthest thing that he could have imagined.
However, as he changed his paradigm, his whole world changed. The moment he understands that it is his paradigm that dictates his results, he repeatedly conditioned himself with thoughts, ideas, and beliefs that change his life.
This is where Proctor uses affirmations to repeatedly program new ideas into his subconscious mind. He keeps affirming to himself, “I am so happy and grateful now that money comes to me in increasing quantities through multiple sources on a continuous basis.”
And here is the difference between how Proctor and other people do it. Bob Proctor says that he practices his affirmations thousands of times a day. He does it over and over and over again until the repetition of the message gets into his subconscious mind and becomes his new paradigm.
On the other hand, most people will only do it once and they expect to get different results in life. You do not go to the gym and workout only for one day and then expect to have a fit body, right? You have to do it, exercise in the gym, workout, sweat, and train your body over and over and over again, for years, to achieve the fit body that you desire.
When Bob Proctor first started, he even recorded his affirmations on a record player and then played it in his car while commuting. He literally played the record over and over again for years. And most people think that he is losing it, but eventually, he succeeded and became who he is today.
The same goes for reading his favorite book, “Think and Grow Rich”. Proctor says that he read the book almost every single day even up to today, he is still reading the same book.
Repetition is how a baby was programmed and it can also be how you can use it to shift your paradigm.
A lot of successful people may not understand how they manage to achieve the outstanding results they had in life, but this is exactly what is going on. They changed their paradigm through repetition, and when their paradigm shifted, they produce different results that they desire.
The 2 Keys to Changing Your Paradigm
You simply cannot just think and grow rich. You will have to do something with the thoughts that you project into your mind. And this is where most people get it wrong when it comes to the Law of Attraction.
A lot of people have the wrong perception and think that as long as they think about what they want, they will get it. Not at all. Do you still remember Bob Proctor says that your body is energy and vibration, and in order to manifest what you want, you must increase your vibration?
This means that merely think about what you want is not enough, you must also alter your subconscious mind through feelings and emotions. Here are two simple steps you can take to reprogram and change your paradigm so that you can attract what you want from the Universe.
1. Create the idea and image of what you want in your mind vividly through repetition
Most people learned that they can change their subconscious beliefs through vividly picturing what they want in their head. The problem is that they are not doing it often enough. They do it only once in awhile. What you do each day is more important than what you do once in a while. Aristotle has a meaningful quote, he said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” And he is absolutely right.
Just like how Bob Proctor did it, you must repeat your affirmations over and over again until your subconscious mind buys into it. When your subconscious mind accepts the new idea you repeatedly condition into it, it will become your new paradigm.
Think about it, a baby is programmed since she was born and people around her repeatedly told her what to do and what not to do. As a result of the repetition for years, the ideas become real to the baby. Your subconscious mind does not have the ability to reject what you feed it, it can only accept the thoughts from your conscious mind. Therefore, create the ideas and build the picture of what you want in your mind over and over again.
This is why affirmations and visualization work. When you visualize, you are bombarding pictures of what you want into your subconscious mind. And when you do often enough, it becomes real to you. In fact, science has proven that visualization is effective. There is a study on a group of basketball players who practice their shooting skill through visualization. And the study found that the players who practice via visualization have the same improvement rate as those who actually did the practice.
Therefore, set goals, write them every single day, practice affirmations like what Bob Proctor did, and then visualize the success you want as often as possible.
You can create a vision board to help you in this. When you see the pictures of the things that you wanted, you reinforce your subconscious mind about them. The more you think about them, the higher your chances to manifest them.
Besides that, practice active goal setting. Not just writing down your goals, but do it every day and review your goals. You have to constantly project the ideas of your goals into your mind.
Highly successful people do this by constantly thinking about their visions, their dreams, and their goals. They simply cannot stop thinking about their business and the things that they want to accomplish in their lives. This is how high achievers change their paradigm and attract results they desire.
2. Create the feelings and get emotionally involved with the ideas or images
Dr. Maxwell Maltz wrote in his best-selling book, “Psycho-Cybernetics”:
“Picture to yourself what you would like to be and have, and assume for the moment that such things are possible. Arouse a deep desire for these things. Become enthusiastic about them. Dwell on them—and keep going over them in your mind. Your present negative beliefs were formed by thought plus feelings. Generate enough emotion or deep feeling, and your new thoughts will cancel them out.”
It is true that merely thinking about what you want is not going to be as effective as including emotions and feelings. This is because your emotions and feelings are the vibrations through your body. When you increase your vibration, your actions will follow and the results will change.
When you are feeling good, your vibration frequency will be in alignment with who you are and what you want. The stronger your feelings, the greater the vibration alignment.
One great way how you can feel good and raise your vibration is through the practice of gratitude. Practice to feel thankful and be grateful for everything that you have in life right now. You can also create a list of things that you are grateful about. For example, you can be grateful for your spouse who is always with you, be grateful for your computer so that you can read this article right now, be grateful that you are alive and healthy, be grateful for your car, your cat, your dog, your friends, your family, etc.
When you are feeling grateful and you appreciate everything that you have with you right at this moment, you will feel good. You will become joyful, happy and loving. Hence, practice writing down at least ten things that you are grateful for each morning before you go to work. It can be anything from a gorgeous sunrise to having a simple yet tasty meal.
Apart from that, if you want to feel good, go and make someone else happy or feeling good. When you get into the lift with a stranger, smile and greet her. When you do so, you will make her day and if she returns the favor, she will make you feel good too. This positive energy will raise your vibration and help you in achieving what you want.
People often say that if you want to live your dreams, help others live their dreams and they will help you in return. When you help and make other people feel good, you are actually elevating your vibration and boosting your positive energy.
Follow the Process and You Can Manifest What You Desire
Now that you have understood how your subconscious mind works and how you can shift your paradigm to achieve what you desire. All you need to do is to follow the process and start to consciously condition your subconscious to work for you, not against you.
The universal law will always work, 100% of the time. Just like the Law of Gravity, you may not see it, but whenever you throw something up, it will definitely come down, without fail. You do not doubt if gravity exists, you simply believed in it and it has become a paradigm in your subconscious mind.
The same goes for the process of how your subconscious mind works as explained by Bob Proctor. As long as you follow the process and program a new and empowering paradigm into your mind, you will get the results.
And remember, you must repeatedly program the right ideas or images to feed your subconscious mind if you want to change your paradigm. Plus, make sure you associate emotions and feel it when you do so. This will increase your vibration and improve the process.