‘The secret of success lies in putting your heart, mind and soul into even the smallest of the act’ by Swami Vivekananda.
In our day to day life, we tend to read lots of motivational quotes or get to hear lots of inspirational speeches from spiritual leaders, that with a positive mind you can bring about far-reaching changes in your life.
Unequivocally that sounds damn easy. Isn’t it?
Yet many of us read it and forget or lack the accurate methodology to apply this in our lives.
The first thought that comes in our mind is that we cannot do it, it is impossible, or we would not be able to do and lot more negative connotations that become our fixed thoughts and acts as a mental blockage.
Do you even know what incredible role your thoughts play in your life?
Yes, you hear that right our thoughts work just like a magnet, which attracts positive and negative aura in our lives.
It happens that most of the time we think about what if I can not do it, or what if I fail, that becomes a chain of negative thoughts, which gets imbibed in our thought process.
Your thoughts are the one which makes you an impeccable being of a kind which depends upon how you allow manifesting them.
From my own life experience, I have figured out FIVE hacks which ensures that I am on the right track.
- ONE TASK AT A TIME
It all starts with a flexible mindset and doing things one at a time you don’t have to be a multitasker.
It is a powerful strategy to make it a habit of slowing down and stop rushing, which not only makes you more productive but also increases your concentration level.
Staying focused on one thing at a time puts less pressure on your mind, makes you feel less burden and aids in for accomplishment of task with much peaceful mind.
2. PRACTICE GRATITUDE
This kind of skill practice will increase self-awareness and empowerment. Train your mind to modify these instinctual negative thoughts into a positive outlook that will be much innovative and helpful in attaining life goals.
Every day before going to bed write down at least five things you are grateful for, which would foster personal well being and flow of happiness.
My outlook for life transformed, after going through the book the Power by Rhonda Byrne, that we can bring change in our thoughts by just practising gratitude. It relies on the simple rule that if you feel gratitude over little things, then you would receive it as well.
To overcome the feeling of fear, failure or uplifting your mood if you feel low, or lonely can be done by practising this philosophy.
Not only this but having the feeling of gratitude also improve your vision of self-worth and help in building a strong relationship with others.
Above all, if you train your mind to transform your negative thoughts, and behaviour to have an optimistic perception, then it would also enhance ones mental well being.
3. ENCOURAGEMENT IS THE KEY
Encourage others if you want to succeed in your life. To have an abundance mindset is to wish success and progress not only for yourself but for others as well.
If you can develop that kind of mentality, by uplifting others gives you the feeling of oneness, which is far greater than material accomplishments.
Recognizing collective success, rather than self success frees your mind from such limitations of competitiveness, jealousy and grudges, Rather promotes the feeling of shared happiness.
4. ATTRACT RIGHT VIBES
It is a belief that you get known by the company you keep. Yes, that’s true. Your circle or company reflects who you are.
If you place yourself with people who are having an indifferent attitude, or who ridicule your efforts or fail to acknowledge or motivate you, then it will be going to drag you down.
Your mind attracts the energies that you are. I agree that you cannot entirely get rid of such people or situations, but you can alter your reaction to those circumstances.
Just remember that every situation doesn’t deserve a reaction, learn from it and move on, the things which aren’t in your control, it is better to let them go.
Our surroundings are a dominant dictator of our thought process, observe your environment well, even at the workplace or at home.
5. SPEND TIME AND MONEY JUDICIOUSLY
Be a realistic person! I know that may sound a bit cliche.
But that’s the truth, here spending judiciously I don’t necessarily mean on material luxuries.
As we know that modern life is fast-paced, all have become so money-minded that we often correlate happiness with material benefits.
‘Luxuries are not our path to happiness’. It may be satisfactory for a while, but that fades away with time.
Try to spend money on social interactions, like going out on a brunch or dine out with family and friends; which may not sound too fancy, but these are the priceless expenditure, which money definitely can’t buy.
By doing this, you feel less anxious, less depressed or isolated. Spend on happiness that lasts longer, Rather on material things which come with an expiry date.
Instead of spending your money on branded clothes, Calvin Klein perfumes or Gucci bags, you only decide rationally like becoming a member of a health club, spa or yoga; which would help you to attain peace and wellness in your life.
In reality, we cannot affirm with positivity in every situation but believing in the philosophy of abundance and attraction, works with that theory, so what you ask for, is what you get.
Insecurities are a component of our lives, but never let it overpower you. If Your mind is a magnet, then your thoughts are the signals.
Accepting your negative thoughts and then transforming them by spiritual ways of meditation or yoga is the key. You cannot escape or ignore its existence.
As you are the architect of your life, never underestimate the power of your mind. A happy and healthy mind crafts a successful life, and to equate successes with happiness start spending on experiences.