Don’t Forget to Train Your Mind Too

Training your mind is every bit as important as training your body. No. It’s more important, and must be given at least the same amount of commitment. The result? You go down a road of physical and mental mastery which inevitably improves your health, your awareness, your joy, your perseverance in the face of adversity and so much more. You improve your life dramatically.

It’s all at your fingertips

In today’s world training your mind is becoming more and more popular. We are now exposed to so much more than we have ever been exposed to before. This includes life coaches and generally people looking to help others improve their lives. There’s no shortage of coaches or people looking to help you improve your life now. Whether it’s Tony Robbins, Robin Sharma, Jim Kwik, Jay Shetty or on a considerably lower scale – me. What I, personally love about these guys is their dedication to service. And each one of the four incredible men listed above all emphasise how important it is to train your mind.

How you do anything is how you do everything

So how do you train your mind? What a question. There are so many ways, and you have the freedom to choose whatever suits you best. Whether it’s listening to podcasts – especially early in the morning to kick-start your day – or reading an educational book. Whatever suits you best and works for you, do that. We’re all different and have different lifestyles and circumstances so don’t feel like you have to follow a set pattern or read a specific book. No. Let your interests guide you but make sure whatever you choose has your growth as its best interest.

But there’s nothing like being outside in the big wide world, away from your warm and cosy comforts. Shackles off. Shoes on. Knowledge is only potential power. To become power it must be applied and to apply it you must be willing to test yourself in a real-life scenario.

Any time you find yourself feeling fear, using courage, being brave, feeling lost, continue. This form of training is incredibly practical and much more useful than listening to a podcast or reading a book and not following it up with action. It’s real life.

In my case, living in a foreign country can be slightly daunting. After I became comfortable in China I was not willing to remain comfortable and shy away from life. Whether it was signing up to different gyms, talking to all sorts of people, travelling alone to numerous places. No matter what I did, my mind would enter panic-mode because I was doing something completely new – the mind fears change. Thankfully it was very easy to overcome these initial difficulties through my previous experiences which have built me up to this level of confidence. Now every time I find my mind hesitating in the face of something I wish to do, I proceed. I proceed to conquer these fabricated fears and rise to my mental challenges. I proceed to living the best possible life I can, come what may.

Growth is optional. Make it compulsory

We don’t have to do anything. We can stick to our current routines and rituals and keep letting life drive us wherever it wants to take us. Or we can take control of the wheel and drive life to where we want to go. It’s one road or the other. The road to mediocrity or the road to personal mastery. I can’t imagine the majority of us want our current lives and circumstances to remain like they are, right? We want them to improve. In order for this to happen we must improve ourselves.

You don’t get different results by doing the same thing.

Be willing to make personal mastery a lifestyle, not a destination. Seek to reflect on your life at least every month, and not once every year when the New Year comes around. Personal mastery is a life-long challenge, so stick around and be there until the end.

Thanks for reading.



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