Seldom do we think of things like meditation and mindfulness connected to success

July 10, 2018by smitaa-nair0
9. The Link between Meditation and Success

When you think about “Success” what words come to your mind. Let’s name a few – Money, fame,hard work, Persistence, Luck, Never give up attitude.

Seldom do we think of things like meditation and mindfulness being in any shape or form connected to success. Yet, the fact of the matter is most successful people have some sort of daily practice that they engage in which allows them to achieve their highest potential. Some famous personalities who swear by meditation are

  • Jeff Weiner ( LinkedIn CEO)

  •  Padamseree Warrior (CEO of NIO, also listed in Forbes 2014 list as 71 st most powerful
    woman in the world )

  • Ray Dalio (Founder of Bridgewater assosciates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds)

  • Oprah Winfrey

  • Narendra Modi (Indian Prime Minister)

It may sound a bit old fashioned, but the fact is that we have lost touch with our real selves and our inner compass. That’s why so many talented, hardworking, experienced and qualified workers find themselves unable to cope with the pressures of work and business and fall into a vicious cycle of job and career changes. So if you are really chasing success maybe it’s time to surrender yourself to the power of meditation. You can choose from various forms of meditation techniques like chakra meditation, chanting or yoga. No matter what you choose the benefits gained are always positive and long lasting. Here’s a list of 5 reasons you need to give mediation a go –

  1. Sharper Focus

    “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake and knowing what you are doing” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

    To be successful you have to have sharp focus. Our mind is our most important asset and for most of us common mortals controlling our thoughts takes a herculean effort. When we start the day with meditation, we are able to maintain sharper focus on the goals for the day and get more fruitful results.

  2. Abundance mind-set

    “Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into” – Wayne dyer

    If you are over 5 years of age, then by now you know that rule right? Things don’t always go as planned!! So when they don’t, instead of blaming others and feeling defeated, we can use meditation to focus within. Having a positive mind set is a strength that’s hard to beat. When you don’t depend on exterior circumstances and people to make you happy, you are able to tap into the infinite well of positivity that resides within you.

  3. Recharge your batteries

    “The problem with introspection is that it has no end” Philip K Dick

    To be successful we need to be at our best when working on our businesses. Yet we tend to work too long, sleep too little and save on our paid leaves. The result? High Blood pressure, heart attacks, depression & anxiety (To name a few). Think of your mind and body as a phone that needs to be recharged daily. If you don’t put the plug into the power socket, you’re phone won’t charge and will die. Similarly, if we don’t tap into the universal energy source that surrounds us, you will soon get exhausted and burn out.

  4. Spend time with Self

    “Become a master of your mind, don’t let the mind master you” – Nichiren Daishonin

    Are you your own best friend or your own worst enemy? A bit of both for most people. In the age of social media we probably know and interact with more people in a days’ time than some people did in their whole life time. With so many voices and so many opinions surrounding us, we don’t even realize if we are acting out of our own core values or just being led by conditioned behaviour. Therefore, spending even 30 mins everyday with yourself allows you to listen to and connect with your inner voice. So if you are wondering why you are lost, remember your inner guide is always directing you, you just don’t want to stop and ask for directions.

  5. Decision Making

    “DO you have the patience to wait till mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” Lao Tzu

    Next time someone tells you to make up your mind fast tell them “Let me meditate on it.” That’s right!! You don’t have to take all decisions at that very moment. When we are making quick decisions one after the other, we are not in control of the factors that influence our choices. But when we consciously meditate on a problem and then act, the results are often more rewarding as they are being made from a place of calm and peace and are long sighted.

Conclusion: Mediation is a must if you want to be successful. I have studied over 18 Different modalities of psychology, mind healing, emotions and energies and when I offer my services to a client, I design the mediation as per their need and capacity. So I would encourage every entrepreneur to explore the various techniques and choose for themselves something that they can incorporate in their daily life and routine. To book a session write to me @


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