The human mind is incredibly powerful. It was, after all, the human mind that was the origin of every invention and discovery. Everything that you see around you is the product of someone’s thought. That thought in the mind became, in time, the buildings, the aircraft, the ships, the computers, etc. The power of your mind is so amazing! If we harness that power look what can be achieved, but if we waste that power look what a mess we can get ourselves into.
As the mind is your thinking machine, like any machine it needs rest time. By this I don’t mean sleep but quiet contemplation. You need to know what is going on in your mind and not only on the surface but deeper within. By having time to your self you will be able to understand some of the driving forces in your mind. This in turn may well yield some interesting insights as to why you do what you do and in the way that you do it and also why you entertain certain desires and wishes. The quieter you can become in your mind, the more powerful and focused you will feel.
Before you start any activity, project or work, decide what you want to achieve and by when. The reason is that the power of your mind works most effectively when you give congruent, focused and clear information to it. If there is any vagueness or uncertainty in your thoughts or ideas the mind will not be in a position to cooperate completely with you. The power of your mind will be chocked, unable to work effectively.
Once you know what you want to achieve and how you are going to achieve it, that is, you have worked out a plan of action, the next step is to visualize the successful accomplishment of your plan. By ‘seeing’ in your minds eye the task already successfully completed, even though you have not even started on it, provides the mind with a powerful signal. On the basis of this signal your mind can work at its most powerful level and create the results similar or even identical to what you had visualized.
Because the mind works so fast it also has a tendency to disappear into unwanted areas. You can call this wasteful, negative and useless thinking. By allowing your mind to get lost into any of these three will result in a great loss of time, energy and enthusiasm. Just as if you were driving a very powerful and responsive sports car, you would have to be very alert and attentive about what you did with the controls or you might end up in the ditch, so too the mind needs to be shown the same attention or it will end up in the ditch of negative thinking.
Just as with the example of the sports car it will take a lot to get it out of the ditch so it will take considerable attention to get the mind back on track. By maintaining a simple discipline of checking from time to time to see what thoughts you are having and if they are supportive or detrimental to your purpose, you will, in time, be able to keep your mind focused and empowered.
By using these tips to harness the power of your mind it will not be long before you start to feel that your mind is cooperating with you and your thoughts are powerful and focused. Success is the natural result when you use the power of your mind in this way.