The key to using your true potential and mastering personal and interpersonal skills lies in obtaining left and right brain congruency. Your left brain is the logical, analytical, verbal, sequential, statistical hemisphere whereas your right brain is the creative, artistic, imaginative, spacial, holistic, rhythmic, colour and dimension orientated hemisphere.
That is a pretty long winded description. In simple terms the left hemisphere is dominant in controlling willpower and discipline whilst the right hemisphere is dominant in controlling imagination and emotion. If you are a product of the westernised education system, there is a good chance that you are predominantly left brain orientated and have been largely unaware of the tremendous right brain power that you possess.
It is analogous to having two powerful outboard motors on a motorboat and only using one of them. Yet, where your brain is concerned, it results in far less than a 50 per cent utilisation of the power available. The engines are designed to work in tandem and are complementary to each other. Exactly the same applies with your left and right brain hemispheres. Most goal setting exercises of any value will encourage you to write out affirmation cards and repeat the goal statements to yourself on an ongoing basis. This is left brain activity.
You will certainly attain far more success in your life by repeating affirmations than you would without them. However, it is like using just the one outboard motor. If you are repeating positive statements to yourself on an ongoing basis but simultaneously, your right brain is conjuring up pictures that contradict those affirmations, you have a recipe for frustration. You will go much further by combining left and right brain activity and following the autogenic conditioning process outlined in this book which ensures left and right brain congruency. Other means of obtaining left and right brain cooperation are the regular use of mind maps and goals posters.