Being unsuccessful in life or career is common in today’s’ youth and blaming others or making excuses seems to be on the rise. About 90-95% of working professionals hate their 9-5 jobs. Here’s how I tell you that your mind is your enemy.
I’ve been on this kind of job for more than 2 years now and I also feel depressed, unfulfilled and unsatisfied with what I do. The reason for these feelings is not because we cannot do our job properly, it’s actually the opposite. The work you and I are doing is not utilizing our core skills to our full potential, which is actually keeping us in the same place every single day. Nothing new to do, nothing new to learn, and nothing new to experience.
You ask anyone working in a 9-5 job that why aren’t they happy, their main excuses would be: management is not good, we’re given un-achievable targets, the same old work keeps coming every day, salary is not good, etc, etc.
Sure these could be valid reasons sometimes but not all the time. It has been observed that these people (including you and i) say these things just to satisfy ourselves on why we’re not able to do what we want to do.
How does that make my mind my enemy?
Believe it or not, your Mind can become your best friend or your worst enemy.
It all depends on what you “feed” your mind and you’ll be surprised and will probably laugh at what the food for your mind is.
What you think is what you get! How you ask?
How your day goes, all depends on what your mind “ate” last night before sleep and in the morning. When I say “ate”, I don’t mean food for your body.
I meant what you thought before going to sleep and just after waking up. These two things will make sure what kind of day, week, month, year, your whole life is going to turn up. I repeat:
- What you think/learn/listen before going to sleep
- What you think/learn/listen after waking up
How does that affect my day?
Let’s start in the evening. How do you spend your 30 minutes after stepping on your bed for sleep; Social Media? YouTube? Meaningless discussions online with strangers over a disagreement over any topic? Memes?
I can guarantee, if you’re fed up with your work then you’re doing one of the others mentioned above. We’re living in such an age where information is literally at our fingertips. And what do we do with it? .. Nothing!
Even though we have everything, throughout the day we keep ourselves busy with pointless social media, browse for anything literally which comes up on our news feed, play games, etc.
Just like we have a limit on how much work we can do after getting tired, our mind has too and it DOES get tired after so much useless information is fed to it. And when we go to sleep, our subconscious mind keeps processing it and develops your mind accordingly. When done this frequently, your brain is trained to do these things or process these things more “conveniently” thus creating something we’re all familiar with, a habit, can also be called addiction.
The Addiction Towards the Unwanted
Once you create a habit of training your mind to process non-sense more conveniently, the actual things which we want in life become secondary requirements for the brain and thus the Mind will always hunt for the primary source of information first before running towards the secondary.
I’m 99.9% sure you have.
Why? Because your mind who has now become your enemy is craving for this “primary information” constantly throughout the day to satisfy its need. Now imagine what would happen if this primary information that is fed to the brain is the actual things you wanted to do in life?
Throughout your day, your mind would be working to achieve something you couldn’t achieve by conscious thinking.
Let’s take an example of Reading:
What about morning? How to train my mind in the morning?
I guess you understand where I’m going with this now.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
Your answers would be:
- Go for a walk
- Drink coffee
- Take a bath
Maybe, but for most of us (even for me till a few months ago), it is the biggest mistake life… Snoozing the Alarm.
Sure, you can laugh now. In the morning when the alarm rings, what we think?
And what your brain learns:
Is this really what you want to teach your mind? That your work, your goals and not important than your sleep? Of course not, no one wants that. And it’s not just about snoozing. As soon as you open your eyes in the morning, after that the more time you take to get out of bed, the more lazy and sleepy you’ll feel throughout the day.
The reason for why I’m telling you all this is that I’ve been through these times; when I didn’t know what to do with my life, and at the end, the only things I did which made me find my actual purpose in life is Subconscious Programming as I explained. You cannot live with yourself until your mind is your enemy. You can also try to learn something new everyday Worthy Ways to Spend Your Time or you can learn more about Subconscious Programming on Training your Subconscious Mind.
I would also highly recommend a book called The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Dr Joseph Murphy.