A2B: The Infinite Intelligence Myth

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The A2B Newsletter aims to improve your life by taking you from Point A to Point B. Every email shares one self-improvement idea you can read in five minutes or less.

Point A

Many popular theories about the subconscious mind have no scientific backing. Unfortunately, these ideas harm many who apply them.

Point B

This newsletter will dispel a popular unsupported myth about the subconscious mind—Infinite Intelligence. You’ll learn about flaws in the idea and how they can hold you back. Finally, I’ll share some ideas that can help you find success.

The Claims

According to some, Infinite Intelligence contains resources beyond the capacity and understanding of the conscious mind. Many ‘experts’ claim that we can connect to Infinite Intelligence with our subconscious minds.

Once connected, people can reportedly:

  1. Receive any information they need.
  2. Let Infinite Intelligence work for them to achieve their goals.
  3. Create whatever they believe.
  4. Experience magic and miracles.
  5. Always feel motivated.

Reportedly, reasons people are unsuccessful with Infinite Intelligence are:

  1. They have negative thoughts
  2. They have a lack of faith in Infinite Intelligence
  3. Someone they are working with has negative thoughts
  4. Hidden subconscious beliefs are blocking them

These reasons for failure are convenient. That’s because the student is always at fault for failure.

The Flaws

Flaw #1: People Fail Because They Have Negative Thoughts

This is a bold claim. Yes, mindset matters, but negative thoughts do not block success. For example, here’s what the award-winning author said Maya Angelou said about her thoughts when writing.

I have written eleven books, but each time I think, “Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.‘”

Angelou had negative thoughts but still received more than 50 honorary degrees and sold millions of books. This proves that negative thoughts do not block success.

Flaw #2: The Thoughts Of Other People Affect Your Life

If this statement were true, it would be nearly impossible to succeed. That’s because someone almost always doubts you. Here’s a quote from Philadelphia Eagle’s guard Brandon Brooks that proves this statement is false.

Before every game, I throw up. I can’t stop thinking about letting my team down, letting the world down, the microscope being on me.

The Eagles still became the 2018 Super Bowl Champions, even though Brooks had negative thoughts.

How Infinite Intelligence Holds You Back

The main problem with Infinite Intelligence is that it leads people to believe that it’s wrong to experience negative thoughts and emotions.

The truth is, that negative thoughts and emotions are a normal part of the human experience. Once you realize this, you can stop blaming your thoughts and emotions for your problems and instead take action to improve your life.

Ideas That Lead To Success

You don’t fail because negative thoughts and emotions block your connection to Infinite Intelligence. You fail because you don’t take the right actions.

Ultimately, the key to success is learning to take positive action despite how you feel or what you think.

Here are some ideas that can help you take positive action.

  1. Make a list of goals
  2. Break large goals into a series of small steps
  3. Commit to consistently taking positive action

Want More?

My video and article on Infinite Intelligence are full of additional information.

The full-length versions include:

  1. More flaws in the theory
  2. Additional reasons why Infinite Intelligence holds you back

Be sure to watch or read to learn more about Infinite Intelligence.


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