Originally Posted by moonrambler
I wonder how long it takes to write up a goal that's six sentences long, 100 times. Wow.
Does a person have to have all that extraneous stuff in there, or can she just write, "I weigh 115 pounds and I feel great!"
I don't know, his whole methodology makes me skeptical. Like he talks about how a person trying to lose weight still subconsciously piles on the potatoes at dinnertime, then feels guilty about it later, and it's because all four parts of the brain don't agree on the diet. To me it seems more likely that the person doesn't have enough self-discipline, wants instant gratification more than a long-range goal success.
Writing it in detail and having to repeat it so many times would certainly provide some extra focus though!
Lol, didn't I tell you guys? I't's the same thing I thought when I first read through it, Moonrambler, glad to read your take on this method.
He's serious.... you write it about 100 times each day. And this is the basic method for goals that the person feels are 'easier' to accomplish.
The main thing is that description or goal you write down should give you a positve feeling, a very high charged one. If it's dull it probably won't have much of an effect on the person.
It's up to the person to choose the goal and he or she chooses what to put in the the description. However, there is are certain rules to constructing the statements so that they work the right way....
And for example, if you want it by a certain date, then you design the story around a date, like 'on or before October 3, 2008, I will have lost 25 pounds'.
And then you will have to check the description for anything that makes you feel resistent, or doubtful and alter the story accordingly.
This is not for lazy people, it requires writing and rechecking...and more writing
To be fair to Stuart, this is what I believe he's saying: that some parts of the brain are on automatic pilot of habit and a little stuck there. The conscious mind may decide to eat less, but the other parts of the brain that are used to eating a certain way will also compete for attention too.
So at eating time, those parts win out, get their way, and later the conscious mind, feels guilty that it didn't stick to the diet....
If you remind or imprint a positve motivating image or concept in your mind enough, supposedly, both conscioius the and subconcious minds will both react to the image and will cooperate to bring it about..
Based on the testimonials and stories, if you ask me, at this point exactly "how" it brings these things about, it may be a combination of some type of remote influencing or the brain just acting automatically on it's own to bring about the goal.
I'm being very theoretical on the part about how it works and the remote influencing part, but I've always been curious about how this works (assuming it really does) and I know that's probably what the everyone else is wondering too.