Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) recognises that your conscious mind and unconscious mind excel at different things. When you know what each part does best you can then concentrate your development where it will have most effect. Learning to meditate is one discipline that harnesses both conscious and unconscious processing.

The Conscious Mind Excels at The Unconscious Mind Is Better at
Working linearly Working holistically
Processing sequentially Intuition
Logic Creativity
Verbal language Running your body
Mathematics Taking care of your emotions
Analysis Storing memories