What if you were asked to guess how many people in your city own a Mini Cooper? Not surprisingly, you would probably say, “I have no idea”.
Later in the day, a strange thing might happen. As you go about running your normal errands, you begin to see the occasional Mini Cooper. How odd. You don’t remember ever seeing even one Mini Cooper before today.
Actually, it isn’t strange at all. Without you even being aware, the Reticular Activating System (RAS), a set of connected nuclei in the brain, did what it does best. It filtered out irrelevant information, enabling you to focus on a specific thing. In this case the RAS filtered out everyday background noises and sights, allowing you to focus on the Mini Cooper. In other words, something that had never before been sought out , a Mini Cooper, was now on your radar.
Understanding the function of the RAS will allow you to tap into its filtering ability and use it as a goal seeking machine. Your job is to instill specific information and positive affirmations regarding your goals into consciousness. You will begin to acknowledge that you have the tools and the ability to achieve these goals. The key to successful use of your RAS is keeping specific goals and positive outcomes on your mental radar.
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