Day #3: Thoughts are things,we become what we constantly think about.

How powerful is our mind really?? Big question. Short answer, we may never really know. Philosophers,thinkers,psychologists and everyone who cares have spent time in the past centuries asking question and writing about how powerful our mind is and how we gradually become what we think about.??????????????????

It would seem even in philosophy and religion, there was some form of agreement on the matter.The  Buddha puts it slightly “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” Along this same lines, French Philosopher Rene Descartes concurs when he made his famous assertion ‘Cogito ergo sum’ ,I think. therefore, I am’ .

Why theories so much about what we already know? Well, we might aware of this fact but not cognizant of the immense power it holds. A recent study shows that if you want to be happy, changing what you think about constantly could go along way. According to an article from Mayo Clinic on Stress Management, people who engage in positive thinking tend to enjoy increased life span, Lower rates of depression,Lower levels of distress,Better psychological and physical well-being,etc.

Read full article here:Positive thinking: Reduce stress by eliminating negative self-talk

While this post is not about positive thinking, it only highlights the powerful effect the mind has on everything we do even our health.The same mind we can use to create something really significant with our lives just as we have used to it to put man in space,create the atomic bomb.

In conclusion, with such power at our disposal, we could literally do anything we can think of. Just as Archimedes said: “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. ”

 

Day#2: Your Hour of Power

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Just how important is the very first hour of your day? It turns out it’s more important than you think. Most success people have things they do in the 1st hour of their day. We cannot overstate the fact that a major difference between successful people and other is on how they use their time. More importantly what they do in those times.

Success or achievement is a science, it is based on certain fundamental principles that can be learnt and applied by everyone.

One of the most effective advises to starting your day is from motivational speaker and coach Anthony Robbins. The techniques taught by Robbins are quite simple and you can see significant results once you start applying them.

Robbins suggests setting up an “Hour of Power,” “30 Minutes to Thrive,” or at least “Fifteen Minutes to Fulfillment.” Part of it involves light exercise, part of it involves motivational incantations, but the most accessible piece involves 10 minutes of thinking of everything you’re grateful for: in yourself, among your family and friends, in your career, and the like. After that, visualize “everything you want in your life as if you had it today.”

Robbins offers the “Hour of Power” segment of his Ultimate Edge series as a free audio stream (here’s the direct MP3 download). Blogger Mike McGrath also wrote a concise summary of the Hour of Power).