Here is what I know. People who cannot control their mind are prone to overeating, overspending, beating themselves up, and drifting (to use a Napolean Hill term).
No one teaches mind control techniques to children in school and this is primarily because few people know how to control their own mind.
Those who have learned how to control their mind have found more joy in life, the ability to save, eat healthy, love fully and more. Are you ready to control your mind?
The ability to grasp the reigns of our minds are open for everyone to take. We will discuss three incredibly powerful mind control techniques and first we will discuss two of the main reason why so few people choose to control their minds.
The first reason people choose not to control their own mind is because of conditioning. Our brains are mold-able and most of us, if you are like me, go through school, listen to our parents, and every other large influence in our lives, and we get “brain-washed” and conditioned. The connections in our minds are formed early on and these connections become grooves. It is these grooves that form our habits and the way we associate experiences. Therefore, if we learn that “money is the root of all evil” from a parent when young, we will have this condition and groove set for a long time. We have grooves set (if we are a teenager or older) and they form our habits. Habits are how we think and respond to circumstances in our life. Think of walking down the street in the evening and seeing a big man walking toward you, wearing a hoodie, shoulders forward, and strutting as if to say “don’t mess with me.” What comes to your mind? This is conditioning.
Some of us may get scared, anxious, or excited and thrilled, all depending on our mind’s grooves. To break a groove is difficult–and we will get there soon. The point is, we all have our habits and grooves and the longer we have been doing something the same way, the deeper our groove is and the harder it is to regain complete mind control.
The second big reason why people do not control their own mind is out of fear. While related to the initial habit and grooves we highlighted above, fear keeps people from establishing new grooves. People fear rejection, poverty, and death the most. Should someone begin to exercise control of their mind, fear usually snaps them back into the old grooves they have set because it is comfortable, it is what they know, and it is what other people expect.
There is one more thing to cover before we get to the three mind control techniques. Knowing that people’s conditioning and their fear of rejection, poverty and death keep them away from controlling their own mind what is needed to begin the venture of mind control?
A “why” is needed.
Some people choose to hit rock bottom before they identify with their old conditioning and fears. Others can draw up a list that has the benefits of change outweighing the costs of that change two to one. If you are truly wanting more mind control I encourage you to ponder the benefits and the costs of this change.
What is your why? As you begin to control your mind you will be hit with every sort of challenge imaginable. These challenges are sent in an effort to deter you from your goals. They are truly sent to help you though many people get derailed and choose the easy route of not thinking for themselves. Within every challenge is the seed of opportunity.
This is the first mind control technique. The buffalo would face the north when the winter winds came down while the domesticated cow will face south. Buffalo had control of their mind while the cow did not. The buffalo knew the cold winter winds would push the seed further into the ground which would positively affect the grass come spring. The lesson here is to face your challenges knowing that the seeds of opportunity are being planted. When challenges come, say to your self what great marathon runners and athletes have told themselves when they hit their walls; “This is why I am doing this.” Welcome the challenges as this is truly the time when greatness is born into life. Face the cold winter winds of your life.
As you face into your challenges know why you are doing this. Those who face challenge without a reason are called masochists. Those who have a reason and hold this with them are referred to as being alive. If your reason and purpose is big enough and sincere enough you will know how to control your mind. Those people who do not control their minds waiver on making decisions until the last moment and they will usually flip flop on their decisions as soon as they can.
The second mind control technique is to be determined. By making decisions quickly and decisively we can gain control over our mind. Those who do not decide for themselves have others pushing them around. To practice this, if just beginning, you can start small. Choose not to have coffee if you usually have coffee, or choose not to have a cigarette if that is a better fit. This will bring challenge towards you and you face it if you wish to control your mind. Taking small steps decisively will lead to taking larger steps overtime. Know your why, face your challenges, and decide to move forward.
Anytime we move forward in life, we will have a head wind.
Finally, the third mind control technique is this, brainwash yourself. That is right, we need to brainwash ourselves in the way we wish to be brainwashed. Consider this; you are already brainwashed by the years of schooling, parents, and other big influences of your life. Why not control the way you now get brainwashed? I guarantee, if you choose not to brainwash yourself, others will do it for you. Marketing is a multi-trillion dollar industry to do just this. Choose to brainwash yourself and you will have one of the most powerful mind control techniques working for you. Here are a three tips.
- Self-mentor yourself. Record, in your own voice, intentions, sayings, and more, then load them onto your music player and listen to them daily. Having positive words, in your voice, playing in your ear, is a powerful brainwasher.
- Post messages to yourself on your computer screen, mirrors, wallet, and anywhere you will run into them consistently. Everytime you read a message it is a form of brainwashing. Place the poems, prayers, words, or statements that you really enjoy and that make you feel good around your environment everywhere.
- Use a journal or the 90 Days to Excellence to keep yourself focused day after day and write down your intentions, gratitude, and goals. This will help you stay strong when facing the winds of challenge.
Mind control techniques are learn-able. Learn how to control your mind today–the world is depending on you to do just this more than ever.
How will you choose to control your mind?