"You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win." - Zig Ziglar
Our lives have become busier and overwhelming due to the trappings of modern life. Technology, the Internet, the instant access of our iPhones, and other pressures of modern life have changed the pace of our everyday lives.
More and more people are finding it challenging to balance their role at work, home and family.
I can relate to this scenario. I was finding overwhelming to manage my full-time carer's job, housekeeping, running my family's home, and at the same time, attempting to build my online business.
The quality of my life was decreasing resulting in a loss of energy and interest in what I was doing.
How to Get Back on Track?
As a lifestyle entrepreneur, I want to create, contribute and participate more in helping others. To improve the quality of their lives - and mine - and add more value to the whole.
But I need to start by developing a clear mindset and positive habits to master productivity to achieve extraordinary results.
What I want to do in this article is to approach productivity in spiritual practice.
Getting into the Right Frame of Mind
I have great respect for the teachings of Eckhart Tolle.
In his book "A New Earth - Create a Better Life" he talks about three modalities: Acceptance, Enjoyment and Enthusiasm.
These three modalities can align your life with the creative power of the universe.
He tells us that we need to be mindful and make sure that one of those modalities operates whenever we are engaged in doing anything at all - from the most simple task to the most complex.
Whenever we do not enjoy doing, we can at least accept that this is what we have to do.
Acceptance means: For now, this is what this situation, this moment, requires me to do, and so I do it willingly.
Performing an action in a state of acceptance means you are at peace while you do it.
That peace is a subtle energy vibration which then flows into what you do.
If you can neither enjoy or bring acceptance to what you do - stop. Otherwise, you are not taking responsibility for your state of consciousness.
If you are not taking responsibility for your state of consciousness, you are not taking responsibility for your life.
The peace that comes with surrendered action turns to a sense of aliveness when you actually enjoy what you are doing.
Through enjoyment, you link into that universal creative power itself.
When you make the present moment your focal point of your life, instead of the past and future, your quality of life will increase dramatically.
Expansion and positive change on the outer level are much more likely to come into your life. Start enjoying what you do, instead of waiting for someone to change it for you.
Don't ask your mind for permission to enjoy what you do. All you will get is plenty of reasons why you can't enjoy it.
The relationship between something that you do and a state of joy is that any activity in which you are fully present.
What is the relationship between something that you do and the state of joy?
You will enjoy any activity in which you are fully present, any action that is not just a means to an end.
It isn't the action you perform that you really enjoy, but the deep sense of aliveness that flows into it. That aliveness is one with who you are.
Spiritual Exercise to Bring Empowerment and Creative Expansion into Your Life.
- Make a list of several everyday routine activities you perform frequently.
- Include activities that you may consider uninteresting, boring, tedious, irritating, or stressful.
- Don't include anything that you hate or detest doing. That's a case either for acceptance or for stopping what you do.
- The list might include travelling to and from work, buying groceries, doing your laundry, or anything that you find tedious or stressful in your daily work.
- Whenever you are engaged in those activities, let them be a vehicle for alertness.
- Be absolutely present in what you do and sense the alert, alive stillness within you in the background of the activity.
- You will find that what you do in such state of heightened awareness, is actually becoming enjoyable, instead of being stressful, tedious or irritating.
- This is finding the joy of Being in what you are doing. The joy of Being is the joy of being conscious.
There is another way of creative manifestation that may come to those who remain true to their inner purpose. They know what their outer goal is.
They have a great vision, a goal, and from then on, they work toward implementing that goal.
Their goal or vision is usually connected in some way to something they are doing and enjoy doing already. This is where enthusiasm arises.
Enthusiasm means that there is deep enjoyment in what you do plus the added element of a goal or vision that you work toward.
When you add a goal to the enjoyment of what you do, the energy-field or vibrational frequency changes.
At the hight of creative activity fueled by enthusiasm, there will be enormous intensity and energy behind what you do.
You will feel like an arrow that is moving toward the target - and enjoying the journey.
With enthusiasm, you will find you don't have to do it all by yourself.
Sustained enthusiasm brings into existence a wave of creative energy, it gives out its own abundance, all you have to do then is "ride the wave."
When enthusiasm encounters obstacles in the form of adverse situations or uncooperative people, it never attacks but walks around them or by yielding or embracing turns the opposition energy into a helpful one, the foe into a friend.
Enjoyment of what you are doing, combined with a goal or vision that you work toward, becomes enthusiasm.
Even though you have a goal, what you are doing in the present moment needs to remain the focal point of your attention.
Ensure your vision or goal is not an inflated image of yourself, make sure your goals are dynamic, pointing toward an activity in which you are connected to other human beings as well as to the whole.
See yourself inspiring countless people with your work and enriching their lives.
Feel how that activity enriches or deepens not only your life but the countless others.
Be an opening through which energy flows from the unmanifested Source through you for the benefit of all.
These words of wisdom from Tolle have helped me to look at life in a much brighter way, and as a result, I am learning to be more productive. I hope his teachings also resonate with you.
We live in a fantastic time, the evolution of technology has been helpful in many areas. It has also increased the productivity of almost every industry in the world.
Technology is now an essential part of people’s day-to-day lives and being without it would be unimaginable for some of us.
However, many people, including the young generation, have become far more pessimistic.
So I feel our job is to share with them the untapped resources, natural and human, that the world has at its disposal, the abundant ways and means to solve its many crises.
All we have to do is give them hope and show them that we need to adapt to this changing world and learn new skills.
That's what gives hope, keeping our minds active and looking into the future with enthusiasm, as Tolle says, irrespectively of age.
I have been enthusiastic about sharing with people how they can improve the quality of their life by learning new skills.
What I enjoy most about the technology is that you don't need to neglect your family and find a traditional job, you can learn from the comfort of your own home and start a profitable online business.
If you are willing to learn and want to find out how to get started and start getting results, This special webcast from my mentor, Stuart Ross, will share the steps you should be taking.
You will not only get an education in internet marketing, but you will be making new friends from all over the world, all like-minded positive people sharing the same journey.
Please contact me if you have any questions or any thoughts about this article, I would love to hear from you.
To Your Success,