“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.”
– Jim Rohn, Personal Development GuruFocusing on our thoughts and emotions changes who we are. That internal change leads to smarter doing and better results in our external world. Going inside ourselves helps us to develop better thought processes. It helps us to access our intuition to make better decisions. It makes us more peaceful and happy, which then strengthens our relationships. We simply feel better all around, and that spreads to other people as well. People enjoy spending time with us and we create more value for them. As with anything worthwhile, you won’t see results with these mental disciplines for the first few weeks of implementing them. It takes consistency over time to get the hang of it, to start getting real value from your meditation sessions, to start seeing results in your life. Three things are absolutely imperative to make meaningful internal adjustments in your life: knowledge, application, and practice. 1. You must be able to see your situation clearly and understand the principles of thought and emotion that are constantly affecting you. 2. You must apply this knowledge on a regular basis by being aware of your thoughts and emotions. 3. You must practice some form of quiet personal reflection to allow yourself to calm yourself internally. As motivational speaker and personal change expert Tony Robbins says: “If we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” Consistency is the key.
Read more about these concepts in the book, Reversing The Senses.