State what we want (our desired outcome) in positive terms.
Stating our desired outcomes, triggers our subconscious mind to carry it out.
When we state our desired outcome, make sure we use positive language.
When we use positive language, we increase our chances of getting positive results.
Examples of positive desired outcomes are:
I want a job in a top multinational company when I graduate.
I want to scale the peak of mount Everest this summer.
I am going to get into a size 7 dress by next summer.
Many people make the mistake of saying what it is that they don’t want.
Unfortunately, we often get negative results, when we use negative language.
This is because the human mind cannot directly interpret a negative representation.
It has to first create the negative representation and then tries to negate it.
For example, policemen are trained to disarm an armed gunman using the order, “Put down your weapon!”
If a policeman orders a gunman, “Don’t shoot!”, the gunman has to first try to understand the meaning of “shoot!” and then try to negate it.
If negation fails as it sometimes happens, the gunman may end up doing the exact opposite of what the policeman wanted him to do.
Examples of negatively stated outcomes are:
I don’t want to be stuck in a dead end job.
I don’t want to be a couch potato.