Mind Control: A Quick Reminder Of How To Control Your Thoughts

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The human brain. A beautiful, and perfect design of cells, nerves, neurons, all working harmoniously together. It can work for you, and in the same instance, against you. Today, our world is changing at a rapid pace. New technology being introduced constantly, information spreading at an alarming rate, and a thirst for more knowledge. Whether you think so or not, there is a battle going on in your mind. Every thought you have, every interaction you have with someone, and what you watch and read—factor in on how your mind works.

 

Nowadays, it’s easy to get caught up in mundane things, and let your brain go on autopilot. Without even knowing it, you don’t think for yourself anymore. As a species, we are relying on technology more and more. Instead, we should think more for ourselves and delve deep into our conscious thoughts. Take the time to really examine how you think, and what you think about. Are they your thoughts? chances are: not all of them. Throughout our lives, we have been influenced and persuaded by people, entertainment, and technology. Once you go over your thought process, you will discern which thoughts are your own, and those that are not.

 

Now that you’ve rebooted your mind, it’s crucial that you do not fall into the trap of psychology and persuasion from other people. It will be a process, but over time you will get better. Your mind is just like a muscle: it must constantly be exercised for maximized benefit. The more you train it, the better equipped it will be for you.

 

“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.”-Henry Ford

 

You, and only you have control of your mind and your thoughts. Challenge yourself each day to forge an impenetrable mind. Our minds are powerful beyond belief, and when used properly, we can get extraordinary results.

 

Your mind is the driving force behind every action and decision you make in life. Fill it with your ideas, thoughts, hopes, and dreams. You will come to find true happiness and meaning in your life.

 

 

No Limits

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It was an extremely hot day. Putting my helmet on (and buckling my chinstrap) I got ready for the whistle. Sweat pouring, muscles aching, was this hell? No, it was JV football practice. Almost to the brink of quitting, my teammate grabbed me by the face mask, looked me right in the eye, and said: you are not quitting! I’ll never forget that moment. It was the day I passed my limit, and it felt good.

 

We all have gone past our limits before. But what about lately? To me, testing my limits is a personal goal of mine. As we get older, and get busy with day to day activities, it can be easy to do the same things over and over again. By testing your limits, you will gain a broader sense of who you are (not what you thought you were), and you might even surprise yourself.

 

Start with something that has interested you lately. And here is the key point: don’t set expectations. By setting expectations, your subconscious mind might hinder you from going past your limit. Here’s an example: you have set a goal to do ten pullups, and while you might achieve your goal, you miss out on doing more. By not setting a goal, you might of done 15 (get it?) and thus, go past your limit. Another thing that’s great with limits, is that it can be something either big or small. It can be something as simple as reading a few more pages in a book, or five more minutes on the treadmill.

 

Once you get into the habit of going past your limit, you will gain momentum. And once you gain momentum, you will discover things about you that you never knew. Our DNA is ingrained with going past our limits. Years ago, people had no choice but to go past their limits. It was either that, or death. Our ancestors were thrust into survival mode, and they constantly had to combat their fears, and forge ahead. Now in 2013, we have lost that ability considerably. We are not fighting for our lives, traveling unknown territory, hunting our own food i.e. Think about how much better your mind and body will be by testing your limits. You will have more self confidence, think better, and handle situations better. People will start to notice, and maybe that will start a ripple effect with more people testing their own limits.

 

We’ve come pretty far as a species, but just think: if we keep continually pushing ourselves to do more, be more, and give more. Our lives will be better for it. Make a promise to yourself right after reading this. Test yourself; see how far you can go, and keep pushing past your limits.

Becoming A Human Swiss Army Knife

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The Swiss Army Knife is one of the greatest tools ever made. It has everything you need: screwdriver, knife, scissors, etc. A highly versatile tool, and we should strive to be a Swiss Army Knife in life. What do I mean about that statement? Like a Swiss Army Knife, we should equip ourselves with useful tools, so that we can use them throughout our lives.

A typical Swiss Army Knife has a variety of tools, but I will describe the main tools used, and how to incorporate them into your life.

Main blade- This is your foundation. And what is a foundation without health? Your health should be your best tool in your Swiss Army Knife. Without health, you won’t be able to use the rest of your tools effectively. There are a myriad of options when it comes to being healthy. You can join your local gym, read a book on fitness and health, download an app on your phone, or other device. The key here, is to find something that works for you.

Smaller blade- Your brain: it plays a vital role in your life. Thinking, remembering, things, problem solving, etc. Keeping your brain sharp will enable you to fill out the rest of your tools efficiently. Again, as with health, there are a lot of options when it comes to your brain. Books, apps, and even video games ( seriously, look it up) you have so many choices, and of course, do what works for you.

Tweezers- This is where the fun begins. Now that you’ve worked on your health and brain, you can start adding tools to your liking. For example, I would choose cooking as my tweezers. Cooking was not my friend for many years, and I decided to change that. With a few books, videos, and apps, I was on my way to cooking better. So go ahead and choose a certain skill, and make it your “Tweezers.”

Toothpick- Again, for example purposes, I will share my toothpick. For me, it’s baseball. Growing up, I loved baseball and the intricacies of the game. In particular, I liked pitching. And in the past few years, I have had a blast learning to pitch. To practice this skill, I pitch once a week, and get feedback from other players.

Corkscrew- Last one (I promise!). This one is the most fun for me, and it is magic. Learning and practicing magic has been such a thrill. Magic is so expansive, and there is so much to learn. I’ve always been intrigued in magic, and I could not imagine my Swiss Army Knife without it. Putting together your own Swiss Army Knife is fun, and I hope you create your own.

The following sites listed might help you create your Swiss Army Knife. Here they are: onnit,com, bulletproofexec.com, fourhourworkweek,com/blog