Reticular Activating System

What is Reticular Activating System and how can you use it to create

success in your business?

When you GoogleReticular Activating System” this is what pops up first:


noun: reticular activating system
A diffuse network of nerve pathways in the brainstem connecting the spinal cord, cerebrum, and cerebellum, and mediating the overall level of consciousness.”

Reticular Activating System – “RAS”

It’s at the base of your brain stem, it’s job is to sort through the millions of data bits surrounding you in any one moment to deliver the seven bits that are relevant to you.

I can see why RAS is like a natural tool for survival and personal selection and authors are using different names to for it.

Maxwell Maltz 1960 wrote a breakthrough book called “Psycho-Cybernetics.” In his book he is referring to RAS as a “servo-mechanism.”

It may seems odd name, but it worked for Maltz and all of his readers.

The truth is, there is something in you that will help you attract your intentions if you activate it.

“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it” ~ Ernest Holmes
Reticular Activating System

When you set your intent you are directing your Reticular Activating System to stretch towards your desired goal and future, and to also enjoy the journey getting there.

How does your RAS select what’s relevant?

There are two ways:

  1. Anything to help you survive.
  2. Anything related to a goal.

The default setting is survival, your brain is designed to help you stay safe and reproduce. This is hard wired in your brain and you don’t have to think about it.

For example if you see something is about to hit you, you will automatically jump a side to protect yourself.

Your brain is designed to help you stay safe and reproduce. You don’t have to think about it. It’s hard wired into your brain.

The best part is that you can also program your mind for additional filters.

For example, whenever you set a goal or intention, you are programming your mind to help you attract and achieve it.

You are inserting a new command into your Reticular Activating System.

It will then begin to filter those 10,000,000 bits of data in every moment to deliver what is relevant to your goal or intention.

How do you program your Reticular Activating System?

  1. A goal needs to be fueled with emotion. The biggest emotions are love, hate, and fear.
  2. You need to have a vividly clear image – the mind responds to pictures.
  3. To get it installed in your mind needs to be repeated.

In other words, a goal needs to be fueled with emotion (love, hate, or fear are the biggies), it needs to be vividly clear as an image (the mind responds to pictures), and it needs to be repeated (to get it installed in your mind).

This is true for anything we want to attract in our lives.

Give it a try and let me know.

Your mind is designed to help you achieve your goals, but you have to do is tell it what you want and take action.

  1. Set a desired intention.
  2. Find an emotional reason.
  3. Create a clear image of it, feel it and look at it every day.

“What you want will arrive through natural means.” ~Wallace Wattles

As always thank you for visiting, I appreciate you! Give me your thoughts in the comments below. If you think this could be helpful for someone, please share 🙂

Now Go Crash It!

 Till Next Time,

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