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This Quick Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success
Want this to be the year you finally achieve some of your biggest goals? It can be--if you get your subconscious mind on board. That advice comes from May McCarthy, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of The Path to Wealth.

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Morning meeting with yourself

Make time in your calendar for a meeting with your inner self. 

Find a space that is free of distraction and set it up with tools such as an uplifting book, a pen, and a notebook.

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Read something that inspires you

Spend your first few minutes reading something that inspires you for success.

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Write a gratitude letter

Use the next 10 minutes to write about the good things you have in your life. Also, write about what you want as though you already received it. Your mind will find ways to resolve the dissonance, ...

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Read your gratitude letter out loud

When you read something out loud, you make it stick in your subconscious, allowing you to notice more possibilities to make our statements true.

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Visualize reaching your goals

Spend about five minutes visualizing your goals achieved. What will it look like? What will it feel like?

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Listen to your subconscious mind

Your whole morning ritual should take around 25 minutes. When you have completed it, start your day.

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These shortcuts form unconscious biases so it’s easier for your brain to categorize information and make quick judgments over and over again.

Self-serving Bias

It causes you to claim your successes and ignore your failures. 

This means that when something good happens, you take the credit, but when something bad happens, you blame it on external factors.

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Understand self-sabotage

Self-destructive behaviors can become habits and can continually undermine your success and happiness.

Self-sabotage is when we want something, but somehow we never accomplish it, because somewhere deep in our subconscious we’re fighting against that goal:

  • Our disorganization distracts us.
  • We’re constantly overthinking all of our decisions.

Recognize self-sabotaging habits

  • Procrastination. Start setting deadlines and mini-deadlines to work toward your objective.
  • Negative self-talk/negative thinking. Be patient with yourself; be kind to yourself. Work to build yourself up.
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