I learnt about the Auto-Success Mechanism many years ago but it still never ceases to amaze me. Let me explain with a little story…
Yesterday evening I checked my email to see if all was well with the Daily Journal (being newly set up and all that) and… well, it seems it hasn’t been sending emails out properly.
So as an emergency measure I scheduled an apology to come out to you at 8:00 this morning, knowing that I’d be able to find a solution over the next few days.
Then I let it go.
But I’d forgotten about the Auto-Success Mechanism.
It kicked in overnight and I woke at 7:55am with a solution to the problem. Some rapid changes made, and apology deleted.
The auto-success mechanism is a truly marvellous thing, and it’s something you can use too… you just need to follow two simple steps.
First, know that there’s a solution to your problem.
If someone says “I dropped an earring, and it might be on the floor in this room” you might help to look for a while, but then you’ll give up. If someone says “I have dropped an earring on the floor in this room” you will look for much longer because you know there is a successful outcome available.
The attitude necessary for the Auto-Success Mechanism to work is “I know there’s a solution, if I can just find it.”
Second, let go.
This is often the hard part. Let go. Stop thinking about the problem. Pay it no mind. Get on with your life. Take a shower. Sleep. Do the dishes.
And at some point, the answer will come to you, seemingly out of the blue.
Our subconscious is far more powerful than we give it credit for. It is willing and able to help you achieve any goal you hand to it, from picking a pencil up from the table, to solving complex life issues.
But be aware… this powerful force doesn’t care what goals you set for it… it can easily become the Auto-Self-Sabotage Mechanism, depending on what is asked of it.
(You can learn more about the Auto-Success Mechanism in the book The New Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz)