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Your Mind – The Conscious and Subconscious and How They Work | Part 2 – The Conscious Mind – How to Succeed at Goal-Setting

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In part one of this article series, you learned that the conscious mind is the tool you use to interact with the world.  The conscious mind is capable of new thoughts and actions, which you can use to interact with the world.  

However, for the most part, our lives are governed by subconscious patterns of behavior, emotions, and thoughts.  In this second part of the series, we will speak about the subconscious mind and how to re-program it.

What Is The Subconscious Mind?

The subconscious mind also called the unconscious mind, is the sum total of all mental processes, where no conscious control is present.  It is imperative to make the connection that most of the programs in your subconscious mind arrived there by way of the conscious mind.  

Though completely separate, the conscious and subconscious are quite intertwined.  Think of it this way – conscious thoughts become beliefs, and beliefs become habits.

These same habits rule the vast majority of the daily life of every individual.  It is not as simple as eating habits or going to certain places.  It is also your reactions, thoughts, and emotional patterns.

The subconscious mind is essentially a video player, while the conscious mind is the video recorder, which records the video and then gives them to the subconscious so that it can play them on repeat.

Limiting Patterns

Without a doubt, there are good videos (thoughts, reactions, beliefs, emotions), but there are also bad ones, which limit us and may be quite toxic to our existence.

 This is the point where you have to take a stand against those limiting subconscious beliefs and patterns and make a change for the better.  When you make the change, you are rewiring your brain in a way that will favor your overall quality of life, in all aspects.

According to one of the leading scientists in the field, Dr. Bruce Lipton, there are four ways to rewire your subconscious mind and install new beliefs.


This is one of the easiest ways to induce changes to your subconscious.  Technically, in the first 7 years of our lives, our minds are in a hypnotic state, during which we’ve established the majority of our main subconscious sequences.

Those 7 years of our lives are very important because the mind is open during that time.  All the experiences, impressions, and other sensory information are is being soaked deep into the subconscious.

This, therefore, forms the primary beliefs of the person, which are used to make a logical picture of the world.  For instance, someone who went through their childhood and was abandoned by one or both parents may feel like their partner will abandon them at one point or another. 

On the contrary, if someone grew up with loving parents, they will feel like they are worthy of being loved.

Repetition and Events with High Impact

After the age of 7, repetition and the creation of habits is the main way we acquire new subconscious programs.  One of the other possible ways this occurs is high-impact events.  

For instance, a person diagnosed with a terminal condition caused by old toxic habits can instantly rewrite those programs (habits), after the diagnosis.


The subconscious mind is like a video player, which repeats the things recorded by the conscious mind.  These can be simple things, such as nutrition and social habits, but can also be more impactful things, such as reactions, emotions, thought patterns, and even biological regulation.

For the most part, all of us have subconscious programs that are toxic, the ones we should work on, in the context of creating the best future possible for ourselves.

Be aware, take conscious actions, and rewire your brain!

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