How your sub-conscious mind can hold you back from achieving success

Your sub-conscious thoughts can sometimes stand in the way of your success, says clinical psychologist Jeanie Cave.

Cave advises that being aware of how the mind works can help people overcome their fears and unlock their potential.

She explains that the sub-conscious mind creates rules with which people navigate the world.

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Many people don't feel good enough as a result of these internalised rules and emotionalised thoughts, Cave adds.

According to Cave, self-reflection and mindfulness are key changing sub-conscious thoughts.

It's not really a fear of success, it's a fear of breaking the rules that we have for ourselves.

Jeanie Cave, clinical psychologist

The job of the sub-conscious is to keep you emotionally safe.

Jeanie Cave, clinical psychologist

We distort, we deflect or deny. We tend to retain these rules that we have for ourselves and the world around us.

Jeanie Cave, clinical psychologist

A pattern of brainwaves is required to change these sub-conscious rules.

Jeanie Cave, clinical psychologist

Listen to her expert advice:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : How your sub-conscious mind can hold you back from achieving success


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