Thursday, July 28, 2005

The power of the Subconscious mind

I wore out the pedometer I was using for my Zeno challenge (see June 2 archive)so had to get a new one tonight (a big $29 expense at the running room). So lost credit for a few steps. I will say wearing a pedometer is a great motivator even for me. Just having it on means I walk more than I otherwise would. I strongly suggest this for anyone who is looking to improve their fitness.

Although I was in my Guelph office all day and did not have a particularly packed schedule, I am tired tonight. I even came home early (about 7). Don’t know what that is all about.

I finished reading “The Power of the Subconscious Mind” by Dr. Joseph Murphy. I was inspired to get this from my sales conference (see June 6th archive)with the hypnotist and have been reading it a few pages at a time. (one of my time tips is to always carry reading for the odd wait and this was the book I was carrying). I am fascinated by the subconscious and wish I could believe everything I read about it. I know the mind is powerful. I believe in visualizing outcomes. I don’t fully buy some of the shallow repeated phrases the book advocates. It says on the cover over 1,000,000 copies in print. This is surprising for something that is still fairly fringe. Maybe only 20 have been sold.

The book was originally published in 1963 so it is amusing in sections since life has changed a lot since then. It is interesting that a concept like this has been written about for so long and yet has yet to reach full acceptance.

2 Comments:

At 10:07 PM, Anonymous Jeff Adams said...

Jim,

Just a quick note to say hello and let you know I stumbled across your blog. Very interesting reading, and I am glad to see you are a fellow blogger. I also am a big productivity/ time management buff, so I will be sure to stop by regularly to pick up some tips!

Bye for now.

 
At 6:45 AM, Blogger Gerhard Peters said...

Hi Jim
Came across your blog. Consider me an addict from now on!
Gerhard Peters

 

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