What’s standing within the way of you reaching the extent of success you desire, enjoying an excellent relationship, or seeing your abs for the primary time? Is the problem that you don’t know enough? No. Is there too much competition? Not even close. The only obstacle may be a lack of mastery over yourself. Self-mastery doesn’t have to be hard. Don’t believe it? You will.
Are you in great shape? Do you only eat healthy foods? Why not? Is it because you’re confused about which foods are healthy and which are not? Are you confused about whether it’s better to exercise by running down the block or by sitting on the couch? Hardly.
You know enough to make significant changes in your life. Knowledge isn’t the challenge. The challenge is managing yourself and your behaviors.
Haven’t had a date in a year? Are you confused about how to get a date? The key to getting dates is to ask people out. How many people have you asked out in the last week? How many new people have you spoken to in the last week?
Are you able to say the things that need to be said? Are you able to be silent when you know you should? Can you make yourself attend the gym or eat an apple rather than a bit of apple pie?
Use these 6 strategies to become the master of yourself:
- Make an inventory of the items you ought to do every day, but aren’t. This list might include things like exercising, playing the piano for 20 minutes, drinking eight glasses of water, paying your bills, flossing, and making social connections.
- Take an inventory of the items you are doing every day, but shouldn’t. Maybe you stay awake too late, watch an excessive amount of TV, waste time playing video games, smoke, and show up late to figure. Think about all the items you are doing that sacrifice your health, career, finances, social life, and happiness.
- Begin by addressing one item from each list. Slowly eliminate one among the negative items and add one among the positive items. Habits are challenging to vary, but you’ve developed habits without even trying. Imagine what you can accomplish intentionally.
- Have a long-term focus. Negative behaviors have short-term rewards. Eating frozen dessert or watching TV is rewarding immediately. They can be harmful in the long-term, but they pay off right now.
- Adopt a long-term focus and consider the long-term implications of your behavior before you enjoy it. What will it cost you down the road if you don’t change?
- Realize that your body is the enemy. Why does an individual eat a burger and fries rather than a well-balanced meal? She imagines herself eating burgers and fries. Then she imagines eating a well-balanced meal. Then she chooses the one that feels better. But your body is deceiving you. It’s only concerned with safety and reproduction.
Your Body Is The Enemy of self-mastery
It cares little for your longevity or your long-term prospects. Humans seek pleasure, just like any other animal. The advantage humans have over animals is the ability to form decisions and not follow instinct. The disadvantage humans have is the ability to make pleasurable foods and activities that are detrimental to long-term success and survival.
However, self-mastery is easier said than done. Try as you might break out of this cycle of destruction…you may be (in fact, you probably are) sabotaging yourself without even knowing that you’re doing it! Like all of us, you have deeply held beliefs about yourself, other people, and the way the world works…that cause you to unconsciously sabotage your best efforts.
Even with the best of intentions, and even if you know how you want to think, feel, and act, you still may unknowingly sabotage yourself. One of the ways I found that helps is meditation.
Meditation has been proven to calm your limbic system and enhance your prefrontal cortex which makes it easy to stick to your health and lifestyle goals, and improves your mental, emotional, and spiritual health…
Unfortunately, most people don’t have the time (or patience) to master the art of meditation and myself included. So I use a proprietary audio technology called Holosync based on research at the world-famous Menninger Clinic and Mt. Sinai Medical Center and now used by over 2.2 million people in 193 countries.
Holosync instantly puts you into states of deep meditation—literally at the push of a button.
Holosync is the most powerful stress-reliever I’ve ever seen. If you want to lower your stress level, more easily stick to your dietary and lifestyle choices, and improve your life in many other ways, you’ll love Holosync. Why not try a free demo today?
Self-mastery is the key. If you’ll master yourself, everything else becomes easy. It’s easy to get ahead at work. It’s not hard to be healthy. Makes it easy to save money and maintain relationships. Can you master yourself? Key your attention to the long-term impact of behaviors and avoid short-term pleasures that cause long-term challenges.