The process of autosuggestion came into existence in 1884 from a French physician name Emile Coué. Coué came to the realization that many of the problems and illnesses his clients experienced were created by their mind. He came to the conclusion that if the mind created many of the common ills then it could also be the cure of them. During his research and experimentation, Coué identified a powerful truth in regards to the power of the subconscious mind: The imagination is infinitely more powerful than the will.
Coué realized that the imagination has tremendous power and creative energy that can be used to heal, if directed in the right way. In addition, he understood that the subconscious mind knows infinitely more than what we do consciously. The subconscious mind is aware of the goals you have, the things you want to improve or strengthen, and the things needed to change in order to achieve the results you desire. So he came up with a very different approach to wellness for his patients: his approach was autosuggestion.
"Every day in every way I am getting better and better.”
What makes this autosuggestion so powerful? The answer is simple. Your mind cannot reject this thought because every day in some way you are making improvements. Since the conscious mind can’t reject this suggestion, it goes directly into the subconscious mind and activates the imagination and the innate higher intelligence of the subconscious for creative problem solving.
This autosuggestion overcomes the problem most people typically experience when first using positive self-talk and affirmations. Before the mind gets trained to have a consistent positive mental attitude, people using affirmations can encounter resistance in their mind. Resistance emerges in the untrained mind due to the specific nature of the affirmation. For example, a golfer might say to themselves, “I am confident on the tee box” and the critical nature of the conscious mind might kick in and say “That’s not true, you just hit three balls in the woods.” This is why your will power is needed when using affirmations until your mind gets trained to persist past the resistance and overcome this mechanism of the mind.
However, will power and force are not required when doing autosuggestion. Due to the general nature of this autosuggestion, the conscious mind cannot reject it and the thought goes directly to the subconscious mind where it is acted upon. Unlike affirmations, autosuggestions are most effective when they are general in nature, done in a relaxed state of mind, and allow the subconscious to create whatever it feels is needed in the situation without force or effort.
“Every day and in every way I am getting better and better” is a perfect suggestion that doesn’t require any variation. Refrain from deviating too much from this original suggestion and making it more specific. The more specific it becomes, the less effective it is. It’s recommended to stick to the original autosuggestion since your subconscious already knows your goals and intentions.
Autosuggestion is a form of self-communication that is intended to bridge the gap between the conscious and subconscious mind. Make it a daily habit to repeat it to yourself 10 times before getting out of bed in the morning and 10 times before falling asleep at night. Turn this autosuggestion into a mantra and repeat it as often as possible throughout the day. This will continually activate your imagination and keep your subconscious mind moving you in a positive direction and improving things in your golf game without conscious awareness or effort on your part.
This may sound too simple to work, but trust me it does. I challenge you to make the commit to using autosuggestion for 30 days. You have nothing to lose, it doesn’t cost anything, and worst case scenario you waste 20 seconds of your day. Discover what it can do for your life. I know it will transform more than golf game.
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