Reasons Why Repetition Is the Key in Changing the Subconscious Mind

Repetition is the key ingredient in changing your subconscious mind. No matter what it is in life you’re striving to achieve, be successful at or trying to overcome, one often overlooked essential ingredient is simple repetition. The more you do or say the same thing over and over again, the more likely you’ll make it happen.

If you want to be a good golfer, swimmer or tennis player, the repetition of playing or practising every chance you get is what’ll make you a better performer. Repetition is so important that you don’t even need to be initially good at something to eventually achieve greatness in any particular endeavour.



In regards to personal development, there are a number of areas where repetition can supercharge your results and I myself have seen huge changes seemingly appear overnight due to my attention to repetition. One area where repetition is the key is in the application of positive affirmations.

If you have a particular goal you want to achieve, it doesn’t matter if you know where to begin or how on earth you’re going to achieve it. Simply by repeating an affirmation in the present tense as often as possible, you’ll start the process of changing your subconscious mind and as this begins to happen, the action steps towards the achievement of that goal will be presented to you.

At first, your mind may not accept or believe it’s possible to achieve your set goal but through a constant drowning of your thoughts with the same repetitive affirmation, in time your subconscious will eventually accept the idea and you’ll see it begin to manifest in your life. Changing your subconscious mind takes time but through repetition, it can be done.

The biggest problem most people seem to face is that they don’t see immediate results and give up. I’m not telling you anything new by saying giving up will get you nowhere. It’ll take some work on your part to stick with it and the great thing about repeating affirmations is you can do it anywhere and at any time.

You can repeat affirmations to yourself upon waking, having a shower, travelling, taking an elevator and virtually anytime you’re not engaged in a conversation with someone. Nobody even needs to know as you’re repeating them to yourself without needing to move or open your mouth.


When using the technique of creative visualisation, repetition can help speed up the process of changing your subconscious mind and therefore your results. Your reality or what you see around you is the manifestation of what you habitually think or see in your mind’s eye.

If you constantly see images of yourself only just managing to get by financially or not being with your ideal partner, you can begin changing your subconscious mind with the repetition of affirmations and by using the visualisation technique. Begin to see yourself living in the house of your dreams or driving your new car or being with your ideal partner, smiling and laughing.

The constant repetition of these thoughts or images in your head will lead to changing your subconscious mind and subsequently these things coming into your life. However, you need to keep an eye out for the synchronicities or opportunities as they appear in your life. Without being aware of it, people often repetitively play the same negative mental images over and over in their mind. They have no idea they’re the very cause of all their own problems.

However, people who have become spiritually aware know that whatever images you repeat in your mind will become your experiences. It’s just that simple. The key is to try and catch yourself when the negative thoughts or images appear in your mind. Once you do, begin to play repetitively the positive movie in your mind.

During a quiet time imagine yourself doing or having whatever it is you want. Substitute this positive mental picture anytime you’re running a negative image through your mind. With repetition, you’ll start changing your subconscious mind and your circumstances for the better.


I’ve worked as a personal trainer for many years and obviously one of the most commonly asked questions I hear is, what’s the best way to lose weight? Without going into the nutrition side of things, my usual response to this question is the best way to lose weight is through repetition.

If you can go for 45 minutes to 1-hour walk first thing in the morning before eating, your body will begin to burn fat shortly after you start as your heart rate starts to rise. It’s the ideal time to burn fat since your blood sugar level is at its lowest point in the day due to the fact you haven’t eaten since the day before.

Therefore, your body will burn body fat as an energy source because there’s no usable food in your body at that time that can be used for energy, so effectively, this is the best way to lose weight. However, the key to success with this exercise is, you guessed it, repetition. Without the repetition of doing this exercise almost every day, you probably won’t get the result you’re looking for.

The use of repetition can be applied to so many things in your life but the key to success is not to give up. If you want something bad enough there may be a number of steps you need to perform to get it. But without a doubt, it’ll be repetition that’ll help you get there faster. So remember, repetition, repetition, repetition, it’s a good habit to get into.

Our Ignite Program members are using the power of repetition to fast track their weight loss goals. Some of the members have even told me how using my simple repetition techniques were a lot easier to incorporate into their daily lives than they originally thought possible.

I developed the Ignite Program for the purpose of accelerated weight loss for men over 40 who have previously had trouble losing weight. It is a one year program tailored specifically for men who are significantly overweight and who want to take immediate action, no if’s no but’s.


Anthony Hill

When you put together the sum total of my 30 years of bodybuilding training, the contests, the vast array of diets I have experimented (tortured) myself with as well as the experiences I have been through with various training partners in the gyms I have trained in all over the world, it’s been a great ride and I wouldn’t change it for anything. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to do lots of personal training for private clients alongside my day job. For a few years during my 30’s, I moved to Asia and worked as the Fitness Manager and head personal trainer at one of Thailand’s leading gyms in Bangkok. Learn More

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