There is a plethora of ways, techniques, methodologies, blogs, self-help books that focus on diet and exercise or as I like to put it – focusing on the body from the neck down. Many people think that by going to the gym, eating nutritiously and getting plenty of rest that they are doing the best things to keep healthy…but what about the mind? I am a big fan of Zig Ziglar and always liked his famous tag line “I’m here to do a check up from the neck up to eliminate any stinkin thinkin and avoid hardening of the attitudes.”
Following Ziglar’s point – the most incredible, awe-inspiring force that each of us has in our possession is our mind! How many people really ever think about just how powerful their mind is and consciously do something about it regularly to get it into the best shape ever? If you liken your mind to that of your car engine, how much have you invested in its maintenance and maybe even more importantly what are using to fuel it?
The fuel for your mind is your thoughts. If you are constantly thinking negatively then it’s like living on a diet of beer and candy or putting low octane gasoline into a high performance motor. It may taste good at first or cost less as the case may be but it will eventually catch up with you. The horsepower that propels your engine are your beliefs – they drive everything! When was the last time you gave your mind a tune-up?
Most people don’t give their minds a second thought, which is kind of funny when and if you think about it. Stephen Covey wrote that…we do not see the world as it is – we see the world as we are – take a few minutes and reflect on that amazing insight. What Covey said along with a multitude of others is that our minds are capable of creating a reality that only we can see and experience. Every person on this planet creates their own reality – it is not something that exists outside of our minds but is created by our individual thoughts, which no one chooses for us. Gabby Bernstein said – “you see the world that you have made but you do not see yourself as the image-maker.”
Our mind is also able to shift our view of reality when we become engrossed or lost in a good book or movie – that’s real power. Just like everything else on this planet that is governed by universal laws, so are our minds. In fact, there are six universal laws plus one that each person is ruled by…and yet most people don’t even know of their existence. These laws should have been part of everybody’s education from day one.
So…how often do you go to the mental gym and really work up a sweat? You may be wondering what that even looks like? If you want to explore this in more depth and learn about the universal laws of your mind, then give me a call or write me – I’d be happy to discuss it with you.
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