The Power of Suspending Disbelief

Good morning, my friends. I hope your week is off to a great start!

When you’re standing at the bottom of the proverbial mountain you’re about to climb, the whole thing can seem overwhelming.

You want to change careers, but you know nothing about your target career other than you have a passion for it. You have an idea for a business, but who would see you as an expert? You want to reach that healthy weight, but you have tried so many times before, what will be different this time?

You see the problem. Everyone says, “just believe,” and you want to but… That inability to completely believe will stop you from starting or quickly sabotage you unless can find a way to instantly believe or come up with a different way.

Here’s another strategy. Rather than trying to go from utter doubt to complete belief in one step, try suspending your disbelief instead. Acknowledge the doubt. Acknowledge that you’re not in full belief. Simply be willing to leave the question open.

Poet and philosopher William Coleridge coined the phrase “suspension of disbelief” to describe a state of mind in which readers willingly ignore obvious untruths and fantastic elements in literature in order to allow themselves to enjoy the story.

See your journey as your story. Be willing to ignore the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Focus on the next step in the story and be willing to go on that journey because the outcome is worth it and so are you.

The key to this strategy is literally take it one day at a time and focus on what is possible rather than absolute belief. Anything is always possible. Live in that possibility.

Affirm

Just for today, I am willing to set aside my doubts and take action as if my goal is possible.

As you take steps of possibility, your confidence will grow and belief will come because you’ll have the proof of a hundred steps in the right direction.

Not fully believing is OK and not a requirement to begin. Just hold your disbelief as accountable as you hold your belief. Suspend it long enough for belief to take root.

Wherever you are on your journey today, know you’re amazing and remember to put your mind in your side.

Ray

8 Hour Success Affirmations

Are you working hard to believe in your potential for #success? Or maybe you’re trying to kick your success mindset to the next level?

Affirmations combined with repetition are a powerful way to reprogram your mind in your favor.

This eight hour recording, set to light meditative music, repeats a series of powerful success #affirmations in both the first and second person. Each cycle ends with the phrase, “I am unstoppable!”

The purpose of a long recording like this is to saturate your subconscious mind with new thoughts that serve you. This recording is best used one of two ways.

  1. Sleep with it playing in the background. During sleep, your subconscious mind is wide open to suggestion without the resistance of the conscious mind.
  2. Play it in the background as you work or go through your day. This passive listening serves the same purpose by knowing your subconscious mind to absorb these success ideas without interference from the conscious mind.

For best results, listen regularly for a few weeks and then periodically for maintenance after that.

Here’s to your success and I’d love to hear how you do with this.

Ray

18 Creativity Affirmations

Hello, my friends.

These affirmations are aimed at your creative side. Most creative endeavors ask us to tap into our highest potential. That can be fun and it can be intimidating.

These affirmations invite you to move into a mindset that your creativity matters to you, those around you, and the world. The affirmations are set to upbeat, meditative music.

They are recorded in the first and second person for maximum impact. Affirmations work best when used with repetition. For best results listen often and with headphones.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you’re awesome!

Ray

Morning Pep Talk #1 – Day You Deserve

Happy Monday, my friends! Take two minutes to start your day right this Monday. This is the first in a series of new morning pep talks.

You deserve a great day, right? This quick video will help set you up for a great morning and a great day!

Keep your mind on your side!
Ray

Excellence Affirmation

Today’s Affirmation

Excellence is my personal brand. My commitment to it is unwavering.

Good morning, my friends.

Just in case you haven’t noticed yet, you and I are not perfect beings. We mess up big and small and it’s all part of our human experience.

This why aiming for perfectionism is a fool’s errand and generally leads to an unhappy existence.

So, how do we express our desire to be great? Excellence.

Excellence is defined as:

The quality of being outstanding or very good.

This a reachable and noble aspiration that doesn’t come with perfectionism’s baggage. Struve to be excellent. Let it be your brand.

Stay inspired and put your mind on your side.

Ray