In the last post, I told you that we don’t need to do affirmations or visualize because we have to program ourselves for success – we do it because we have to de-program ourselves from failure. The truth of your being is this: Your core is one of abundance, prosperity and joy. You are already programmed for success & you are supposed to achieve things effortlessly.
The catch is, of course, that we have been conditioned to think in an opposite way, to manifest mediocrity and struggle into our lives. So, any technique you might apply in your personal development, you are actually using to uncover who you really are.
So, why do we usually fail, no matter what technique we use? First, lets see what are some of the things that happen when we visualize, use affirmations, meditate and use subliminal audios:
1) We activate the resistant thoughts & their vibration
Whenever you affirm that you are rich, and the physical world is proof of otherwise, you will activate resistant thoughts within you, the ones you’ve been thinking over and over, that you are actually poor and have a hard time making money or manifesting prosperity. This will usually be accompanied by negative emotion, so you’ll clearly know that something isn’t right.
2) We make an impact
This impact may be compared to a sledge hammer hitting a clay statue, which it will easily shatter, or a drop of water hitting a rock on the ground, making no visible impact on it. Depending on what kind of beliefs you are up against, as well as how “spot on” is the technique you are using, will determine what kind of an impact you have.
So, why do we fail? Here are the main reasons why affirmations or any other techniques might not accomplish results in your life:
1) Not enough persistence
Persistence conquers all. The main reason for not making significant change in your life will most always be a lack of persistence. No matter how good the technique you’re using is, or how big of an issue you’re dealing with is, persistent action and application will produce results. It’s the law of karma at work – cause and effect. Do it long enough, and you will affect change.
2) Not hitting the right target (not paying attention to how you feel)
You might be affirming that “money comes easily”, but you have a subconscious belief that money is bad. Maybe its mixed with feeling of guilt or resentment towards somebody. In such cases, your affirmations may be hitting the wrong target, so even though you affirm what you want, the real issue is not in the opposite of what you are affirming, but in something else.
This is not as big of a problem as it may seem, because if you learn to pay attention to how you feel, you can make progress even with inappropriate affirmations. As you do them, thoughts and feeling will come up that you can look at and release. Also, persistence goes a long way here
3) Things get worse, not better
This is one of the most common things why people give up on personal development. Instead of getting better, things get even worse and people think that what they are doing is really rubbish. What people fail to understand is that things got worse because they took action and because they did the work. It means that the work they did triggered and activated some not so pleasant vibrations in them, causing them to manifest some not so pleasurable things.
This is actually a good thing, because it means that the affirmations or visualization pushed the right buttons and the limiting beliefs pushed back, feeling threatened. Again, persistence is necessary here.
So, how to go about this? Well, we talked about releasing in the last post. Whenever something comes up in the form of a negative emotion or resistant thought, we deal with it.
Tomorrow, I’ll show you 2 great ways to release resistance fast and make real progress with your prosperity and abundance.