Making New Mind Grooves to Attract Success!

Making New Mind Grooves to Attract Success!
By: May McCarthy

Scientists are discovering that the thoughts and beliefs we continually repeat to ourselves create neural pathways like deep grooves in our brains. These “mind grooves” affect the way we see and experience the world. Unfortunately, many of us believe that our potential for success is limited and generally think that we can’t achieve something that is unfamiliar to us.  Henry Ford said, “If you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you are correct.” To enable us to achieve what we desire, we can create new “mind grooves” by using positive, self-affirming words, thoughts, and emotions. These will enable us to notice more opportunities for success in seemingly miraculous ways.


A miracle is defined as “an extraordinary event that manifests with divine intervention in human affairs” or, “an extremely outstanding or unusual event.”


I’ve experienced seeming miracles such as being saved from cancer, and achieving large financial goals in my businesses. As soon as my beliefs were in line with what I wanted, I recognized simple steps to achieve my goals more often and with greater frequency.  The author John Holland said it perfectly; “We create our life experiences with our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs.” As we work to change our beliefs and master the use of spiritual tools that enable intuition and our subconscious to guide us, seeming miracles can become typical occurrences in our lives.

Following are three important points that will help you to understand how beliefs are created and how you can attract what you desire into your life with greater success: 

  1. Repetition Reaps Rewards

Can you remember a time when you’ve driven home after work and have no awareness of large parts of your drive home? As we work to become skilled at something that we’re learning, we spend a considerable amount of physical and mental effort repeating the behavior and thought. 

Once we are trained to do something and continue to practice the behavior, it gets easier and easier to do with the same successful result. Think about when you learned to ride a bike, learned to type, or learned to read.  Didn’t it take a considerable amount of effort to do this at the beginning? Now, when we read, we just skim the sentence quickly and get the same understanding. Some people can even type as fast as they can speak.

One of my favorite new thought teachers, Florence Scovel Shinn said “We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.” The repetitive behavior helps us to master the situation.

The same thing is true in enabling your subconscious and intuition to help you to achieve more of what you want in life.  Repetition through a daily practice, like the one outlined in my book The Path to Wealth, will help you to strengthen neural pathways and create new “mind grooves”. These relate to beliefs that you can have what you desire in life. It can take disciplined effort to get into a system of frequently manifesting goals, but just like riding a bike or driving a car, it will get easier with practice.

  1. Your Strong or Negative Beliefs Get in the Way

Our beliefs and behaviors have been created over a lifetime. And, our brains remember every time we didn’t achieve a goal in our past and were disappointed.  So, when we have a new goal that is different from what we believe is possible, our brain wants to protect us from disappointment. It prevents us from noticing subconscious and intuitive messages to take steps towards achieving our goals.  It wants us to be safe and accordingly, our brain puts intuitive messages on MUTE in order to protect us.

We can also feel like a fraud due to the existing strong beliefs that tell us that it’s not possible to have what we desire. Sometimes, this fraudulent feeling will make you want to abandon your goal because you can’t rationally imagine that it’s possible to achieve it. Don’t succumb to that lie. You just need to strengthen the neural pathway that is related to the new belief that you’re creating. Think of it this way; imagine walking through a field of tall grass. If you walk through it once, the next day you won’t notice the path that you took through the field.  If you walk through it every day repeatedly, you’ll begin to notice the path and even see a groove in the dirt to guide your steps. Persevere with your daily practice to change your beliefs and your brain will eventually see that you’re serious about achieving your goals. Once you believe that achieving your goal is possible, your brain will “un-mute” your spiritual intuition and you will be guided in seeming miraculous ways to achieve your desires.

  1. Take Action and Welcome Your Good

When you believe that it’s possible to experience the outcome of your goal, your spiritual intuition and your subconscious will show up more often in obvious ways to point the way for you to achieve it. You can accelerate the process by taking action to welcome your good:

  • Read stories about what you want to receive; people that you want to emulate, or experiences that you want to have.
  • Go to places to see and experience what you want. These can be conferences to meet people, open houses, jewelry store, car dealership, travel offices, you tube videos, etc.

As you become familiar with the desired good that you want, it will be easier for you to believe that you can have it. Can you remember a time when you decided to buy a new car? After thinking and talking about the car being yours, didn’t you start to notice that style of car driving around everywhere? You never noticed it before you decided that you wanted that car. The same thing will happen when you start to make what you want familiar and welcome.  Your subconscious and intuition will illuminate more possibilities to achieve your goals.


A miracle is “an extraordinary event that manifests with divine intervention in human affairs”. As you understand how to use a daily spiritual practice to create new “mind grooves”, and to rely on the Source of your intuition to point out possibilities, you will be able to realize more seeming miracles. They will become typical occurrences in your life.  May you be blessed as you live a most miraculous life.


You can learn more success principles in my book, The Path to Wealth; Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance.

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