The Ultimate guide to getting your subconscious to work for you

It’s not easy. In fact it’s hard, very hard. But once your sub-conscious is programmed with your goals in mind, it will work towards your objectives automatically. Without thinking, you will fulfil your goals.

When you walk, you do not consciously think about the process of adjusting muscle tension relative to balance and direction.
Something other than your consciousness is handling the task. Your subconscious is automatically taking care of all the different processes needed to walk without thinking.

You don’t even have to consider it in the slightest. Leaving you to walk down tree lined streets listening to your mp3 player.

The sub-conscious acts like a machine, an infinitesimally complex machine that sits in our brain, feeding off our consciousness. All it knows is what we feed it. We feed it rubbish and rubbish it will return. We feed it the good stuff and good stuff we get back.

Like a creature we keep locked in the cupboard, we slide cold cuts under the crack in the door to keep it sustained. And in return it runs the functions we do not have time for.

The subconscious controls our walking, our driving the car. Even the way we perceive colours. Our emotions take their lead from the subconscious. It is a vital component to our existence, treating it well will reward us tenfold.

Without the subconscious we would be unable to function. Our consciousness can only perform one task at a time. You may think you can multi-task, watching the TV whilst surfing the web, but what you are actually doing is switching very quickly between the two. It means that your concentration is reduced. If you want to increase your concentration do not multi-task.

But our subconscious can run a number of tasks at once. Think of it as a computer that can run multiple programme scripts at once. The scripts are stored somewhere in the brain and when needed the sub-consciousness will run the script.
When we decide to do something and constantly end up being distracted or unable to complete the task for no external reason, the subconscious is at work. It makes decisions for us that we are not consciously aware of, leading us to believe that the Universe is somehow against us. When it was our own sub-conscious all along. When we self sabotage ourselves like this, our sub-consciousness is only doing what it’s learned, but it can be unlearned.

The sub-consciousness decides the scripts to be run, it does not matter to the sub-consciousness if they have a positive effect or a negative effect.

If we programme our sub-consciousness to deliver negative thoughts, then we will get negative thoughts. Even though our conscious may demand positive thoughts and actions.
Re-programming the sub-conscious is hard work, but can be done and must be done if you are constantly self sabotaging yourself.

If your sub-conscious is not on your side you will never succeed in your goals. This is where most people go wrong when it comes to self development, they misjudge the ease at which change can occur, giving up when it gets too hard. Once your sub-conscious is on your side and working towards your goal, things will seem to fall in your lap.

Rewriting scripts embedded in you sub-conscious takes discipline and patience, but is not impossible.

Previously I outlined a rough outline of the workings of the sub-conscious and how it affects your daily actions. Here are six steps to getting your sub-conscious to work towards your goals.

Using the power of auto suggestion you can challenge pre-programmed scripts which do not support your goals. By repeating a statement to yourself that challenges an existing script you can reprogramme your sub-conscious to support you in your goals.

The power of auto suggestion is well documented and is used by success coaches and sports coaches around the world. Most people fail to change because they simply make their goal and forget that for years they have been letting their sub-conscious do the exact opposite.

Here are six steps to help you re-programme your sub-conscious.


Determine what exactly you want to achieve. This will enable you to focus in on the exact script in your sub-conscious which needs to be changed. Do not be vague, rather than saying you want to be a confident person for example, say you want to be more comfortable talking to strangers. The more precise you are, the more easily it will be to change.


Thought alone is not enough. Physical manifestation of your desire will reinforce the rewriting of your script.
How much you are willing to do is up to you. You must decide how far you are prepared to go.


Fixing a date for the achievement of your goal will allow you to know how much you will need to do to succeed. Setting an unrealistic date may doom you to failure. However, make the date too far away and you may lose interest.

Be honest about what you need to do to fix an accurate date.
A date that both stretches you and keeps your interest is optimum.


Plan your actions to assist in rewriting your script.
For example, to boost your public speaking skills, set a goal to approach a stranger each day and initiate conversation. Each day you do this will build your confidence and help erase whatever it was in your sub-conscious that was holding you back.
Repeating small, positive actions goes a long way in the rewriting of your sub-conscious. Once your sub-conscious is rewritten it will work towards these goals without you even having to think about it.


Write out your plan as a statement of fact. A document that attests to what you will do.


Read twice daily your statement, knowing what you have set out to achieve will surely happen. Doing this regularly will burn it deep into you mind, enabling you to change your sub-conscious scripts.

You cannot simply make a goal and expect to change over night.
Small steps, tiny bites and you will succeed.
Persistence and discipline are your weapons of choice.

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  1. Abid says

    Hi i read your article and found it to be interesting .. but its not of any interest to me .. you might be wondering why .. thats because i am not online from my conscious mind .. i am living in the subconscious world where everything happens according to my will .. the problem is i dont know where the subconscious is exactly located and how can i modifiy it while i am in the subconscious itself .. im living in a opposite world now .. when i dream that I dream myself to be conscious but when i wake up im again in a wonderland .. i used to take drugs that brought me here .. and drugs made my mind slow .. i want to erect my brain nerves so that i can be quick again .. back then when i was conscious i did everything half way .. like eating half and leaving half .. like sleeping the days and waking up the nights for sleeping the nights and waking up the days .. i from beginning knew that there is an opposite world to come accross .. in which one has to payback everything .. i dreamed that i had a beautifull home.. my dreams are very colorfull .. but my daily life is color less .. thats because when i sleep my mind thinks that i am awake and when im awake my mind thinks that i am sleeping .. similarly i have to swallow dirt for making my subconscious think that i am doing a correct thing .. else everything i am doing my consciousness is percieving it wrong. can you help me get my consciousness back? i will be very thankfull to you.
    i was told that i am not ill but i am supernatural .. i was created that way.. please help me get my consciousness back. thank you for ur concerns
    Abid Khan

  2. tricky says

    Abid: on the unlikely chance that you remember posting this comment and return to see this reply….

    That style of language is very similar to things I have written while mildly dreaming/hallucinating under the influence of ambien, or especially sonata (sleep meds). My take is that with sonata, if you stay awake after it takes effect, start writing ideas that come to mind, anything. I got mostly broken words, sentences like the above, lots of diagrams and scribbles etc. If you go to sleep and then look over the writings the next day, they pretty much look like jibberish, and are inaccessible to the conscious mind.

    However, if you continue to stay awake until the sonata starts to where off, you slowly transition from subconscious journaling to conscious journaling, and you can ever so gently make a switch from pure creative dreamlike expression to the analytical mode of thinking. Use this mode to put together the thoughts and ideas you “waking-dreamed” about into a structured set of goals, thoughts, actions, whatever. Then, later when you’re FULLY awake, the structured rewrite of the “dream journal” should be *just* accessible enough to your conscious mind to access in a meaningful way.

    Finally, the challenge is that when fully conscious, one often distrusts the “certainty” of the ideas dredged up from your unconscious. That’s natural, it’s those “scripts” trying to self-perpetuate themselves. Those ideas extracted from the dream journal are PRECISELY what you need to act on in your conscious life to achieve your goals, and feel successful. Try it.


  3. says

    I came by your post, and I find it very interesting. I’m actually struggling with the “talking to strangers”-problem myself. I really want to know other people than those I already have in my network. I think I’ll follow your guide some day. Thank you :)

  4. says

    Tricking subconscious can be tricky. Instead, you’d rather define what you want, create a plan and act. Actions is the most powerful thing that changes things (now it seems obvious, eh?).

  5. Abid Khan says

    Tricky you were right the chances of my return to this blog were very rare, but today i somehow checked my favourites and got in here to read that which i really needed, i beleive you are totally right, and i am very thankful to you. Thank you verymuch, u use a very high level english i have copied and pasted your words in my laptop i will have to open a dictionary to understand them :) thanks alot again. God bless you. amin

  6. Reginald Reeves says

    I have studied neuro-sciences for 10 years. I have been using a self-programming program for about 1 year. This program flashes the affirmations that I write on my computer at 1/100 th of a second and 1/1000 of a second. It works, like nothing I have ever used before. example: I write that “Iam a genius” and in a few days everyone around me thinks I am a genius. It seems as though if I write something and then watch it on my computer for 20 minutes for a few days, it actually starts to become my reality. Here is my question to you. How do I write affirmations that will help to manifest $1,000,000? This is my ultimate test to me. If I can acheive this, I promise I will use a lot of the money that I manifest to help others as well as myself in my business. I know I can do this. All I need is to have someone show me the correct way. Thanks for your help.


  7. Anna says

    To Thirdeye

    I’ve never made that much money myself, more’s the pity :), but I have read that the trick to reaching such a goal is to specify tasks that will help you reach that goal. For example you could set one of your programming flashes up to help you think of business ideas and products that would help you manifest your 1M. Or set one to help you think up things that will create huge amounts of value to others which can translate into $ for you.

    Just some ideas anyway. I love your approach, I’m going to look into a program like that myself.

    Take care

  8. Vinoth says

    Hi Mr. Reginald Reeves,
    I believe I might be of help to you, if you’re interested email me at or

    the program you have created is picked up by your sub conscious and it is a powerful tool. I have a similar program. Currently I own 3 companies while working for another third one. I cant say Im the richest man around but Im pretty sure you can’t find someone my age doing the same thing.
    I am also very familiar with different wealth scripts. Contact me if you’re interested. By the way tricky or anna whoever did this article, excellent job.

  9. Michelle says

    Hi, Thank you soooo much for this article!
    I feel that I was stuck in the battle between the subconciousness and conciousness for a long time. And now I know why! I will do according to what you say and see what happens!

  10. ashley says

    I love to write.I love to plan out the scenes or events that can happen in a book.Music usually helps me collect very good ideas.The problem is I just cant start writing.It just so hard and complicated.Can my subconcious mind help me?
    Along with trying to write I love to read.
    I read everyday.
    Im just 13 years old and i needed a good advice .
    So here is my problem ; I step up my goals very high indeed.I live in Turkey.And I just move from America to Turkey.
    Thats how I know english .Im Turkish.I only lived three years in America.In Turkey the grades are VERY hard its not like in USA . You need to give your FULL focus to studies.The tempo is very tiring too.In the end of middle school there is a big test that would determine your future.If you get a low score on that test you would go to a very bad high school and that school surely wouldn’t prepare you to the big test that would put you into a good university or a bad one.
    My goal is to get a very high score that would achieve me into the most successful high schools.The score for that kind of high schools are 479 to 478.If you answer all the questions right you would get the score 500.
    So lets get in the point: I cant balance my writing/reading desire with my studying-to-earn-a-very-good-score desire.My writing/reading desire always wins.I always spend to much on it.I just have one b thank godness ,the rest is a’s but if i give my FULL attention to studying i dont doubt i will be a VERY succesful student.
    Can you give me any advice ?!?!?!?!?!?!

  11. Yes_You_Can says

    To ashley,

    I’ll give you the advice you need which you don’t know you need. :-) I graduated from one of those high schools you wish to enter and later from one of the most competitive departments of a top university. These do not determine your future: Future is something bigger and full of surprises. Life is a journey: chill out and enjoy it. :-)

    And one very important bonus: do EVERYTHING you can to study college in the US.

    Share your plans with your parents, let them know what you want to do for college at least 3 years in advance. Studying in the US is a result which is * produced *. You’ll need time and information to reach that goal. And it’s easy: let your parents help you out.

    Btw, you can position writing as “a prize” for having good grades. So in order to write 100 pages or read those 3 books, you must get at least 3 70+ grades from math, history, geography and literature, or study these for 2 hours per week, for example. Work and deserve the prize. You got it.

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