Steve Jobs, who was a master of mind control and living and working purposefully, learned to seize control over his success and his life by asking himself one important question in the mirror every morning:
If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ If the Answer is ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Once reserved for the farthest corners of conspiracy research theories and experiments, today Mind Control is referred to as Neuroscience. Mind Control has plenty negative connotations, being the tool of choice for many historical figures who have used it as a tool to manipulate and dominate masses with their evil plans – Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Kim Il Sung and Osama Bin Laden to name a few. But on the other side of spectrum are famous courageous persons who have sacrificed their own comfort and freedom to bring about changes and a better life to numerous people.
Thomas Jefferson, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, Abraham Lincoln are people who bravely fought against the prevalent systems of their times and though self & mind control created waves of changes which rippled through masses bringing about the much needed betterment. We focus on mind control as a tool, which once learnt, can be used for controlling and better regulating your own self and steering you towards a better, positively fulfilled life.
Let’s examine a list of self mind control tools, remembering however, that they are just tools and are neither good nor bad. They can be used singularly but work best together in a combination to create a willful state of mind leading to the desired change:
- Defining your Goals and Keeping Track of them
A first basic step this one is a biggie. Knowing yourself, understanding the reason for the change you seek and then committing to that change is the basic first step to mind control. You need to feel very strongly about that change agent to make it happen. The next thing is to keep track of your goals and achievements. Maintaining a daily, or weekly journal is the best way to keep your focus and keep track of your progress.
- Looking at the Big Picture
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Keeping yourself focussed on the big picture promotes mind control success. For example, when working on a long-term project, it’s easy to get frustrated by the multitude of small steps required to get there. Instead, periodically reminding yourself of the end goal prevents discouragement and keeps you focussed on the right path.
- Digital Self Regulation
You can start by controlling your digital life takeover with what else but – an app. And its fine to do so. There are apps out there which help you switch it all off at a certain time, keep track of your spending, stop you from quitting gym and even apps to let you know when you need to sleep. But down the road, and this is the point of all of this, you need to get mentally strong, so you can do all of these through mind control – without an app.
- Regular Exercise Routine
Regular physical exercise is a must. If you do not have time for an extended workout session, short bouts of exercise will do just as fine. Short bouts of exercise result in increased blood and oxygen flow to our pre-frontal cortex, which result in a boost to self-control ability and feel good factor. No matter how busy you are, plan to include a regimen of exercise in your daily routine.
- Mindful Eating
A soulful, nourishing meal can rewire your body and energy levels for a high performance day. Avoid foods which slow you down instead choose food groups which help carry energy to the brain, muscles and other organs. Mindful eating pattern can completely change your focus and concentration levels and keep you on track for ace mind control under all situations.
Of all the mind control habits you can develop, Meditation is the most important. A simple ten or fifteen minute meditation schedule can help you overcome stress and find some inner peace and balance. Meditation is the best tool to understand our own mind. We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy. Overcoming negative minds and cultivating constructive thoughts is the purpose of the transforming meditations found in the Buddhist tradition. This is a profound spiritual practice which goes beyond religion and has the ability to transform your life.
Personally – Meditation is the tool which has helped me alter my life dramatically. It has helped me to abandon my bad habits, to become more peaceful, more focused and less worried about outcomes. It has made me more appreciative and attentive to everything and much thankful for everyone in my life. I’m far from perfect, but it has helped me come a long way.
I sincerely hope you will find this article of some value and give it some thought. I will delve more into meditation as a tool going forward and join me in my journey of mind control. Feel free to forward this to your friends and ask them to sign up here. You can also find us on Instagram and Twitter and let us know what you think.
With Gratitude 💚 Sood.