If you want to master your life, you must first master your mind.
I was studying out of the The Black Book, by Garrett J White today, around the topic of letting your mind serve you versus letting it master you. Garrett talks about one of the ways that we can make our mind serve us each and every day, is by starting out the day with a workout.
How does working out help me master my mind? you might ask. Well, first and foremost, it means you start the day with a “win” right off the bat. Every morning that you get up and conquer your mind and do that workout, you are making your mind serve you instead of the other way around. Instead of letting the stories you tell yourself dictate whether you break a sweat in the morning, YOU get to decide what you are going to do.
And yes, I realize that this is easier said than done. But if you can get into this habit of making your mind be a servant to you, versus allowing it to master you, it gets easier over time. Still, you need to take that first step.
This isn’t just about working out. Think of all the other areas of the Big 4 inside your life, and how much bigger and better they will be once you actually get started and focused. Once you are able to master your mind and create the consistency that is required to grow. Being able to master your mind, no matter what area of business or life you happen to be moving through is one of the most important foundational skills you need to build your Legacy Lifestyle and Live your Legacy.
Your body AND mind will become fit, and strong, and more willing to take on the day more than they have in the past. Business has no chance or choice but to improve, to consistently grow and expand. Mastering your mind will carry over into creating other great habits and systems in your life that can help you not only in your body and business but in all areas of your life.
It’s not necessarily easy. If it was an easy decision, or if it was easy to not listen to those stories in your head, then everybody would be fit, and everybody would have amazing lives. So obviously there is some extreme power in our mind, and in the control that sometimes we allow it to have over ourselves. But if you can just break it down and take it one step at a time, one day at a time, and focus on the here and now, you will begin to master your mind. You will be able to look back after a week or a month or a year and see the changes made for you inside your life.