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Choosing Your Goal
How many people do you imagine know what they want to be in life? How many know what they want to have?
Oh, in a general sense, most everyone has some hazy idea that they want to be famous, important, happy, successful, etc., but it was a shock to me to discover that less than 2% of the people know to any definite degree what they want to be and what they want to have. 98 out of every 100 have not done any clear, distinct, definitized thinking regarding their beingness or havingness.
You may ask the question, why? Why is it that so few have gotten around to defining their goals? Why so many have drifted along with the tide of humanity? Well, it would take many pages to give you the deeper answer, but briefly, at this point, the reason is that only a few or a where is that "thinking" has anything to do with what happens to them.
There are a few basic facts regarding the way the mind functions which I would like to explore with you at this point in our consideration.
You see, our mind, even though it is one, seems to function through two major phases. These two phases, we call the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious phase is the part of us, which is aware, and is the personal and male part of the mind. The subconscious is the impersonal and female part and is not aware.
The conscious phase is the part of us that can say, "I AM." When you say, "I am happy," or "I am healthy," or "I am successful," or "I am displeased," or "I am at home," or "I am sick," or "I am poor," or "I am unhappy." Any such remark, which means that you are aware of some state of beingness is the function of your conscious mind.
Our Creator especially designed us so that we can reason. We can reason either deductively or inductively. But I remembered just how difficult those words were for meat the outset, so instead of calling the two functions of reason deductive and inductive reasoning, with your permission, I will refer to them as the "A" type and "B" type of reasoning.