In the midst of a global pandemic that appears to be wreaking havoc on businesses of every size, the title of this piece may have you thinking that I’ve lost a few marbles. Stick with me, though, and let me explain.
It has been my experience, and the experience of many successful people throughout history, that by making mental, emotional and physical health and wellness a priority, no matter how out of control or chaotic life may seem, you will continually be able to boost productivity and performance. The millions of readers of Napoleon Hill’s classic book Think And Grow Rich, can attest to this fact as well as the followers of the many amazing contemporary business and thought leaders.
Fact is that health and wellness are more in your control than you may think. So, it follows that your personal and business success are also more in your control than you think.
Focus On The Right Things At The Right Time
If you are a gardener you may know that the first and most important rule for success is, right plant, right place, right time. I take this rule to heart in my daily life as well, because I consider myself the gardener of my mind and life. For me this rule is about balancing my inner and outer landscape. All of the conditions that lead to success must be consciously cultivated.
Mental and personal balance require focusing on the “right things” at the right times instead of attempting to multitask whatever comes your way throughout the day. Starting my day off right is of utmost importance. This includes blocking off 20 – 30 minutes every morning for meditation and another 20-30 minutes for exercise.
Meditation sets the tone for my day. Slowing down my thoughts, though it may seem counter-intuitive, actually helps me accomplish more. It increases my productivity and performance because my mind is fully focused on whatever task in which I am engaged. Physical movement tunes up my body and keeps the blood flowing, the muscles strong and keeps my energy levels up. I also set aside to eat balanced meals. I don’t eat on the run, which is a form of multitasking.
If you take care of your emotional, mental landscape with whatever type of mindful practice suits you, and your physical well-being through exercise and balanced healthful eating, that care will flow out to your family, your teammates, clients and all the people you interact with on a daily basis. It will allow you to handle with grace and wisdom any situation.
Take Care Of The Things You Can
Don’t let this pandemic draw you into fear-based thinking. Follow in the footsteps of those who achieve success despite circumstances or conditions. Take care of your individual person inside and outside. Cultivate personal practicec that will carry you through any challenging time.
Are you willing to change your mindset and trade out-of-balance behaviors for balance? If you would like to learn more and get help establishing a practice that will bring balance and success to your life, give me a call. I can help.