One of the Most Powerful Tools for Anyone to Increase Performance in Life and Achieve Fulfillment

Nov 1, 2020

I’m pretty sure you feel like this many times during a week or even a day.

There’s something in your head that annoys you.

Something that:

  • Makes you feel uncomfortable (or not).
  • Is always coming back and forth.
  • Doesn’t disappear.
  • Doesn’t let you focus on the things you want to do, or you need to do.
  • Seems it’s gone, but it appears again. It’s like that fly that doesn’t let you enjoy your meal.

That sensation is taking away part or all of your energy. You think it’s not, but it is.

Remember we always start our day with an amount of energy, and this amount is going to decrease little by little.

We can try to refuel it, but, in the end, most of it will be consumed.

That’s why you have to take care of where you’re going to spend your energy and avoid all types of “unnecessary energy consumers”, to be able to dedicate your efforts to the goals you are pursuing.

How to get rid of those little tiny things that “collapse” your mind?

It seems easy, but it’s not. There’s a lot of hard work to do to become a success in achieving this goal. But it’s possible, and I’m going to give you some guidelines to start working on this issue.

First of all, we have to differentiate between our conscious mind and our subconscious mind. The former is easy to recognize, but the latter is a little more complicated.

Our conscious mind is the one we can easily access. It’s the one that thinks things like these:

  • “I’m driving”, and I consciously know I’m driving because I’m doing it right now.
  • “I’m going to have dinner in a restaurant tonight”, and I’m consciously thinking that, knowing and perfectly perceiving I’m thinking that thought.
  • “I hear that bird”.

In a short sentence, it’s the part of your mind that you are aware of.

As coach Bryan Tracy says, it is “our objective or thinking mind. It accepts or rejects data in making choices and decisions”.

On the other hand, we have our subconscious mind, which is the opposite. It’s the part of the mind that is not currently in focal awareness.

It’s on the back seat of the car, storing and retrieving data from the conscious mind. It includes emotions, beliefs… all kinds of experiences we have had in our lives.

When those little tiny things are annoying you, they are just thoughts that are in your subconscious mind and are coming to your conscious mind without stopping. It’s just that.

But you have to take care of them. You have to go deep into your mind, navigate, look for that cause, that why.

Because there is always “a why”.

Whenever you identify “that why”, you have to do something to eliminate it immediately.

The sooner you do that, the less energy you are going to keep on losing.

Whenever you are free of that thing, you are going to recover your focus, your attention. Your mind is not going to be wandering around useless thoughts, or even if they’re useful, you cannot be in that “anxiety living” for a long time.

Controlling your subconscious mind and bringing it to your conscious mind is a job that will always benefit you.

It’s not easy to find a procedure to make that process come true, but it exists.

Meditation allows you to be able to bring your subconscious thoughts into your conscious mind.

Whenever you have rationalized that thought and are aware of it, it is easier to manage and achieve a solution.

Meditation is not only about relaxing your mind and getting into a calm state. It goes further.

It’s a technique that allows you to:

  • Control your mind.
  • Manage your emotions.
  • Apply rationality to them.
  • Feel better.
  • Increase your capacity of focus.
  • Improve your concentration.

There are so many advantages when you meditate that I would highly recommend you to give it a try.

I was skeptical initially, but to work on skepticism, the best way is to give things a try.

Look for information, read books (for beginners, I recommend “Meditation and mindfulness”, by Andy Puddicombe), listen to podcasts and try it on yourself (for beginners, I recommend this app: Insight Timer. It has lots of guided meditations).

Something useful for so many people is something, from my perspective, you should always try.

In life, when there’s nothing to lose and a lot to win, you have to go for it. If it doesn’t work, you just will be at the same starting point, but… what if it does?

Meditation is training your brain as you train your body in the gym.

Let’s give your brain the opportunity of growing, becoming your perfect ally to achieve fulfillment in life.

As a goal achiever, I did it, and it worked.

Photo at the top courtesy of Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

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