What are you doing with your mind?

Posted On January 14, 2008 | Written by Emmanuel Oluwatosin

What are you doing with your mind? What are you feeding your mind? If you need to achieve your personal or [tag]business goals[/tag] this year, you need to watch the diet your mind feed on. Most people take time out to choose what they eat without taking into consideration what their mind “eat”. If you fall within this group, it is high time you started selecting your mind diet.

Developing your mental muscles will give you the power to accomplish anything you want in life. This is not going to come easy. It surely demands some discipline on your part. Before you complain that you can not do this, take a look at the world’s greatest bodybuilders. They don’t show up at the gym every once in a while. They create a workout schedule which they follow religiously. They are at the gym every day no matter what happen.

The starting point is to hire yourself as your “mental manager“. Figure out how much you’re going to pay yourself and make up a job list. Here are six jobs you can assign to yourself to create a stronger mind.

1. Read Right
How much good news do you see in the newspapers? Editors usually say, “If it bleeds, it leads.” Read books – good books, books that motivate you and books that inspire you. Look up some of the great inspirational authors in your local bookstore. Read them every morning and/or every night, before you go to sleep. Someone has gone through the same challenge you are currently facing in your life or business and has put his experience in a book. Go find such book and learn from their experiences.

2. Share Your Mind
Find someone, or a group of people, who have the same desire to share positivity. This is called masterminding. Great successes are created when great minds come together and think about the same things. Right now, write down names of 3 people that you know can go with you on this journey and make a commitment to meet at least once a week to rub mind together.

3. Find A Mentor
I have mentor for every area of my life – career, spiritual, family etc. Who are the people you admire most, whether they know you or not? Figure out who you’d like to emulate and study them. If they offer seminars, attend them. If they’ve written books, read them.

4. Listen to Motivational/Inspirational CDs and Tapes
This is one of the most important habits you can create for yourself. Find inspirational audio messages and listen to them over and over. [tag]Earl Nightingale[/tag], one of the most brilliant thinkers of our time, had this to say on the subject: “Tape listening is the most important advance in technology since the invention of the printing press.” With audio tapes and CDs, speakers can reach 10 times as many people as the printed word ever could.

5. Sign Up and Attend Seminars
The motivational messages you hear at seminars, and the inspirational people you meet, reinforce your self-esteem and positive thinking. You can search out seminars via the internet, newspapers or local colleges and universities.

6. Turn Off the Television
On average, the television set in an average home is on over 5 hours a day. Just like any bad habit, it needs to be broken. I’m not saying that watching television is bad. I’m simply recommending that you cut back on your television viewing. Decide how long you’re going to watch television and then turn it off when you’re time is up. Try cutting back your television viewing one hour every day at first. You can use that time to read a book, listen to a motivational tape, walk your dog or spend time with your family.

So, I am asking you again, what are you doing with your mind? Let us learn from your experience.

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