If you’re a seasoned professional, you’re familiar with myriad business devices available to make your work easier, faster, clearer, more presentable, more logical, more organized – you get the picture. For contact management, you may have used programs like Constant Contact, Aweber or MailChimp. For scheduling and time management, Google calendar may also be in your repertoire. For presentations, you may be relying on PowerPoint or other alternatives that are a little more edgy and fun to use. But, the most advanced, powerful and leading-edge tool to make your life and business operate at peak performance is not available for purchase. We all have access to it and it is free. Wondering what that is? Your most powerful tool is your thought.
Your mindset is the single most important instrument you need to succeed in life and your career. Do you know that if you think you can do something, you can? And if you think you cannot do something, you’re also right? That’s because our thoughts are energy that eventually materialize into reality or, as referred to, our destiny. Yes, through our thoughts we are in control of our destinies!
Everything in the material world originates from thought. If you want to be the master of your life, therefore, be in charge of your thoughts!
EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED
We now know that everything in the Universe is energy. Einstein proved this nearly 100 years ago with the formula E=mc2. Quantum physicists call this universal energy the Unified Field because, like a mesh, it connects everything in creation back to an unexplainable source or wisdom that cannot be seen with the human eye. This idea, thought or intelligence is responsible for the birth of everything in the “material” world. The spiritual ancients would have called this God, the Ultimate Creator.
This all-encompassing intelligence orchestrates the movement of the sun down to the splitting of subatomic particles. It acts as a connecting web to everything which is why what happens on this side of the world does, indeed, affect what happens on the other side.
If the Unified Field is energy and we are also energy, then we are creators, too, albeit on a different scale. It behooves us, therefore, to tap into this Intelligent Consciousness with every thought in order to create the kind of life that we want. So how can we access this powerful intelligence?
Knowing this, the saying: “if it’s going to be, it’s up to me,” takes a whole new commanding meaning. If you want to succeed at anything, be careful what you think. Surround yourself around great thinkers and masters and you will assimilate their energy. They will influence the way you create and experience life.
Even if you’ve been raised with negative ideology, it is never too late to change the way you think. “Thoughts and beliefs are learned which means you can also unlearn counterproductive ones to make room for productive ones.”
To clear away thoughts that do not serve us well and create better ones, we need to quiet our minds. This is best done through meditation. This method of connecting to our higher selves is no longer relegated to spirituality. It is common practice around the world and it is used as a preventative health and wellness approach by many businesses and individuals.
Over the last century, we have gathered copious amounts of scientific evidence proving the benefits of meditation. In addition to reducing stress as well as alleviating mental and physical disorders, meditation has extensive positive neurological effects. Meditation is known to increase productivity, which is why leading-edge workplaces like Google, HBO, Proctor and Gamble, and Deutsche Bank, offer meditation programs for their employees.
When I meditate on a regular basis, my mind is clearer and more focused. I have better vision of the present, past and future. Thoughts are more intense and sharper. The after-effect is as though a veil has been lifted from my eyes.
Imagine what you can do with your life and your business with this kind of powerful tool. When you know, without a doubt, that you command the kind of life you want through thoughts, you demand more out of life, you want a dream lifestyle; one that provides you with the kind of environment and surroundings that bring out the best in you.
When you see the potential for a whole new way of living, you no longer see limitations. You only see possibilities. Time also takes on a different understanding when you meditate. There’s no need to rush or to hurry, which for a lot of people today, especially in corporate America, would be ideal. The benefits of meditation are countless.
So how can you live and work with this kind of realization? You probably can’t in a conventional workplace, which is why so many people have left traditional jobs for more fulfilling careers and companies that support their vision or they have traded in their jobs in favor of entrepreneurial businesses.
So let me ask you. How does your existing career fit in with your vision for the future? Do you see yourself in your current profession for the rest of your life or the next twenty years? Does your work provide you with a sense of purpose?
Do you want more from life than what you’re doing? If so, start changing the way you see think about careers and professions. One size does not fit all and there’s not just one path to follow to achieve your dreams. Use the most powerful tool that was ever created to get your answers. Change your thoughts, change your life.