One of the most transformational tenets of the positive psychology movement is that we must nurture and develop our genius and talent. When we begin to pay closer attention to the flow of our thoughts, we start positively cultivating and expanding our genius within.
It is essential to understand that the thoughts we think as well as the value we place on them create powerful emotional states. For example, if we think in absolutes, such as–“I’m never going to get this business project off the ground”–odds are we will not and we remain frozen, depressed and discouraged!
By simply paying attention to thoughts and concentrating on developing a meditative internal climate inside our minds, we harness the power to uncover the amazing “true and powerful self” underneath all of our “thought veneer.”
You see, the brain thinks thoughts. That is one of its main functions. If we spend all of our energies trying to control and focus our thoughts in any one specific direction, we just waste time. It’s much more efficient and effective to just let thoughts pass through like clouds going by in the sky. Eventually, they will begin to slow down.
Once we begin a meditation practice and spend time “just sitting”, allowing the brain to wring out all mental chatter, over time the brain clutter diminishes and we get to a much quieter, deeper level of awareness. It is when we are truly still, with no extreme thoughts or movements, that we can have access to the higher and best states of mind consciousness.
This relationship between our thoughts and the manner in which we relate to them is key to realizing some pretty amazing results which can turn up the heat on our business in no time at all!
In short, don’t believe everything you hear inside that head of yours–especially if the content is negative and stresses you out!
This is how mindset comes into being– and remember, you’re wanting to embrace a growth mindset, not a fixed mindset. This process of placing a high value on each of our established thoughts and opinions has a huge impact on how we approach our daily tasks (as well as what we choose to communicate to others). When we settle into thinking a certain set of beliefs or thoughts just because we’ve always thought them or because this is what we learned, we risk developing a mental sluggishness which is hard to change.
This lazy way of thinking must GO because it almost always leads to negative, limiting ways of being in our personal and professional life.
There are specific ways to train your mind to develop your unique gifts, communicating in ways that will give your desired results. You can begin by reflecting on how you are different from others in your field by asking yourself the following questions:
- What unique ability do I bring to my field that truly sets me apart from others doing a similar business or service?
- Can I name at least a couple of life experiences that have shaped and molded my character which will translate into offering a better product or service for my customers and clients?
- Do any of my innate gifts, talents and strengths give me an edge or advantage over others?
- What is it that I love doing, and am I even close to doing it now?
- What skills do I need to develop, or body of knowledge do I need to learn to challenge me and get me into a “flow state” where I am constantly expanding in many new areas of my life?
Once we’ve recognized our positive and unique skills and talents, the contributions we can begin to make are limitless. And, don’t forget to look for blind spots, the stumbling blocks to potential success. These obstacles emanate from the unconscious mind. When you find yourself repeating thoughts or actions mindlessly which are not helpful to you or others, there’s a good chance you need to dig a little deeper, settle in and do some more serene reflection– quietly and with patience–until the underlying negative habit energy reveals itself to you.
Have fun letting your genius emerge and begin communicating in ways that give real value to your customers!
Always Going On Beyond,