Where Focus Goes Energy Flows!
Having a clear result or outcome and consistently focusing on it immediately changes your behavior.
This will give you the momentum you need to take small actions daily that will lead to big results.
We all know how immensely powerful the mind is.
We also know how hard it is to control.
I'm not going to give you the secrets of taming the mind today.
The mind is complex and needs to be approached from different angles to use it properly.
The mind can be a very powerful tool if you study it and figure out how to control and use it.
With that in mind, I want to start with a simple concept of the things we focus on.
Every day we get up and walk through the world. We think about thousands of things every day.
But underneath it all there is a theme or an underlying focus.
Something is dominating our subconscious mind whether we are aware of it or not.
This thing is very powerful. This theme is our focus.
What do we focus on most of the time?
Let's look at some examples:
- You break with your girlfriend, and that's something that is dominating your thought process even while doing other things.
- You started a new business, and a very important client hasn't called you back for a few days, and you think the business is going to fail. That potential failure is hovering in your mind.
- You have a date with very hot women on the weekend, and all you are thinking about is sleeping with this women. Everywhere you go you see her naked in your mind.
- You started doing Jiujitsu, and you have a purple belt test coming up in 2 weeks. You start thinking about if you are ready for the challenge of the test. You start doubting yourself and can't stop thinking about it.
I can go on and on with examples of things we focus on and the power these things have over us.
These patterns take control of us, and we feel like we are lost.
There is a reason we start thinking about negative outcomes like the examples above.
It is because we don't have a clear and compelling vision that we are working towards every day in all areas of our lives.
Part of having a strong mindset is creating a vision for your life.
Within that big vision should be smaller visions of all the areas of our lives.
In every area should be a plan that you can take daily actions toward.
The reason why negative visions dominate our minds is that at a subconscious level we know we have no control over that part of our lives.
We also know we have put no effort into training the mind to be focused on that outcome we want to have.
The mind like our muscles needs to be trained daily.
I always find it amusing when I hear guys criticizing self-improvement and says things like “that stuff never lasts, it works for a few weeks and it's gone.”
Well, you are right, but that's true for most things in life.
If you are a runner and stop training for two weeks, your cardio will go down, and you won't be fit anymore.
Stop going to the gym, and you will lose muscle and get fat.
Stop taking showers, and your hygiene will be bad.
Stop reading and studying your competition in business and you will lose your edge.
It's all the same, it all takes work.
For some crazy reason, people think the mind and self-improvement will just take care of itself.
It does not work that way. Ask Buddhist monks that meditate every day.
The mind takes constant work and discipline.
Here is a famous quote from the great Tony Robbins:
Having a clear result or outcome and consistently focusing on it immediately changes your behavior, giving you the momentum you need to take small actions daily that will lead to geometric results.
Tony Robbins knows what he is talking about.
My greatest successes come from this philosophy.
Create a vision and reinforce it every day to imprint it into your brain.
You need to take control of the dominating thoughts of your mind.
If you don't the mind will just fill it with things that will keep you safe.
Our brains evolved over millions of years to help us survive, not to make us happy. We have to take responsibility for making ourselves happy and creating an awesome life.
You need to go and sit down and do the following:
- Get a pen and paper and write down your vision for your life.Make it as compelling as possible. Make it about half a page. Not too long. You want to be able to read it quickly to reload it into your mind asap.
- Do the same for all the major areas of your life. Look at the following areas: health, wealth, happiness, relationships.
- Every morning when you get up and every evening read these visions statements.
You want to create a positive feedback loop in your mind. You want to pinpoint these thoughts as the dominating thoughts in your mind.
These simple actions are the first major step to take control back.
You are now choosing the dominating thoughts in your mind.
You will need to work on them daily and make it a discipline to get the results you want.
Keep at it, and the results will speak for itself.