Harnessing Your Internal GPS: A Deep Dive Into Achieving Your Desired State

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Harnessing Your Internal GPS A Deep Dive Into Achieving Your Desired State

Would you like to be able to effortlessly achieve your goals? 

In this blog post and accompanying video, we’ll explore how to adjust your internal GPS to navigate towards a more fulfilling life. Think of it like literally setting your destination in a GPS system — only this time, the destination is your ideal life, and the GPS is your unconscious mind. 

We'll explain the dynamic between your present state and your target state, and how understanding them can help you effectively steer your life's journey toward your aspirations. So, let’s embark on this journey together and start transforming the way you navigate your life!

Understanding Present State vs. Target State

Let's break it down: where you are right now versus where you want to be. Sounds simple, right? But this distinction between your present state and your target state is a game-changer for personal growth.

The present state is your current situation — your emotions, your job, your living situation, and everything else that makes up your life right now. It's your starting point. On the other hand, the target state is your dream destination. It's the goals you want to achieve, the life you want to live, the person you want to become.

Here's the trick: don't get bogged down by the present state, especially if it's not where you want to be. Dwelling on dissatisfaction or negativity won't get you anywhere. Instead, shift your focus to the target state. Visualize it vividly. Picture your goals as if you've already achieved them. This engages your unconscious mind, drawing you towards your aspirations almost like a magnet.

This isn't just about thinking positively. It's about actively engaging your mental faculties to foster change. When you focus on your target state, you start to notice opportunities and resources that can help you get there. It's like your brain is setting up a radar to pick up anything that can move you closer to your dreams.

So, take a moment to define your present state and get crystal clear on your target state. Where are you now, and where do you want to be? This clarity is the first step to adjusting your internal GPS and steering your life in the direction you desire.

The Power of the Reticular Activating System (RAS)

Here's where things get really cool. Meet your brain's secret weapon: the Reticular Activating System (RAS). This little powerhouse is like the personal assistant you never knew you had. Its job? To filter the massive amounts of information you encounter every day and bring the important stuff to your attention.

Think about it like this: when you buy a new car, suddenly you start seeing that same model everywhere. That's your RAS at work. It's tuned in to what you're focusing on and helps you notice things that align with that focus.

Now, imagine harnessing this power for your goals. When you intensely focus on something, like a new hobby or a professional milestone, your RAS kicks in and highlights resources, opportunities, and information related to that goal. It's like your brain is saying, "Hey, check this out, it might help you!"

This is why setting a clear target state is so crucial. By defining what you want, you program your RAS to filter the world through the lens of your goals. You'll start seeing pathways, people, and tools that can help you achieve your dreams, which you might have otherwise overlooked.

Curious to learn more about how this amazing system works and how to leverage it for success? Check out our detailed article on the Reticular Activating System here.

So, take advantage of your brain's built-in GPS. Focus on what you want, and let your RAS help you navigate the journey.

Implementing Compass Statements

Let’s get practical. One of the most powerful tools you can use to steer your internal GPS is something Mike Mandel calls Compass Statements. These are simple, yet incredibly effective, declarations of what you want more of and what you want less of in your life.

Here's how it works: Compass Statements are like clear directives to your unconscious mind. By stating what you desire and what you want to avoid, you're essentially setting coordinates for your internal GPS. For example, if you often find yourself stressed in traffic, you might use a Compass Statement like, "less driving stress and more relaxation."

But there's more to it. These statements do more than just guide your focus—they actively engage your Reticular Activating System (RAS). Remember how the RAS helps you notice things that align with what you're focusing on? When you use Compass Statements, you're programming your RAS to filter your experiences in a way that highlights what you want and minimizes what you don't.

So, if your Compass Statement is about reducing stress and increasing relaxation, your RAS will start picking up on opportunities for relaxation you might have missed before, like a scenic route home or a calming playlist. It's like having a personal assistant constantly on the lookout for ways to help you achieve your goals.

Ready to try it out? Start by identifying areas in your life where you want change. Then, craft your Compass Statements with clear, positive language. Keep them simple and direct. And remember, it's not just about thinking positively—it's about giving your brain the instructions it needs to help you get where you want to go.

So, set your internal compass, program your RAS, and watch how your life begins to steer towards your desired state.

Final Thoughts: Steer Your Life Towards Your Dreams

Adjusting your internal GPS isn't about quick fixes; it's about making consistent, incremental changes that cumulatively steer your life in the direction you desire. Think of it like adjusting the rudder of a ship—small tweaks can change your course over time, leading you to your destination.

By focusing on what you want, leveraging the power of your Reticular Activating System (RAS), and using tools like Compass Statements, you can navigate through life's challenges and towards your aspirations more effectively. Remember, the journey to your target state is ongoing, and it's all about keeping your eyes on the prize.

If you're ready to dive deeper into these concepts and more, the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy (MMHA) is your go-to resource. MMHA isn't just about learning hypnosis; it's a treasure trove of personal development courses designed to help you unlock your potential and achieve your dreams. Whether you're looking to master hypnosis techniques or enhance your personal growth, MMHA offers a comprehensive toolkit for transforming your life.

So, set your sights on your goals, adjust your internal compass, and start steering your life towards your dreams. Join us at MMHA and embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Your ideal life is just a few adjustments away.

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