SOS BOOK (Chapter 4.13) Practising our productivity – a strategy for success
We need action to produce results and potentially achieve success. An executive CEO style of action can work well. Ideally our decisions should be clear, simple, well thought out, and made deliberately. That is also how we start to control the wondrous super-computer in our brain. We introduced this concept in subchapter 4.11 and further explored the topic of executive control in 4.12.
PRODUCTIVITY TAKES PRACTICE & OBJECTIVITY.
The next step is to practise and hone our executive skills. Our initial practice won’t be perfect every time, but each attempt will increase our productivity. We do this by watching both our thinking process and the results. We try to do this objectively as an impartial or neutral observer.
EACH ATTEMPT FINE-TUNES OUR DIRECTION & BUILDS MOMENTUM.
By attempting a variety of approaches, we can better select what we really want. We can provide our approval or disapproval and then redirect our course a little, or a lot. This is ongoing! We are thus taking control, producing a considerable output, and fine tuning our new direction. We generate action and build momentum. We are overviewing the process and overseeing the results. We are performing our CEO role, as we are meant to. We are producing the results on which we base our next direction. With each phase, we progressively exert finer control.
CONSCIOUSLY DELEGATE TASKS TO THE SUBCONSCIOUS.
Soon we start to ride a wave of productivity. Then, we can delegate some of the more routine control to our automatic subconscious mind. We must consciously choose when we feel this is most appropriate. Then we just keep an occasional eye on this. So, we delegate consciously and are mindful of the consequences.
DELEGATION GIVES THE CEO TIME TO CREATE, PLAN & LEAD.
This mindful delegation of responsibility allows the CEO more time to contemplate new ideas, alternative approaches and future dreams. It also allows us more time to savour the sensual and aesthetic aspects of our life. This further adds to the quality of our new life.
QUIET CONTEMPLATION & MEDITATION WILL GUIDE YOU.
Adding a short daily session of quiet contemplation or meditation helps build these results progressively. It helps us achieve both the mental state and further insights that we need. Maintaining the system and directing future change becomes easier and easier.
Soon we learn to incorporate this calm but alert meditative mindset into many aspects of our daily life. No longer is the value of the technique confined to the meditative session. This clarity and joy now spills over into all our activities. Our entire day can incorporate the benefits. It all becomes so natural and second nature, or more correctly our first nature. This is how we are meant to operate! We are tuned in and switched on.
THE QUALITY OF OUR LIFE & MINDSET WILL IMPROVE.
In summary, increased productivity is key to raising our capacity. Hands on management as the CEO produces huge productivity gains, leaving time for other quality pursuits. Our daily meditation practice promotes a calm but highly alert mindset. This then permeates our every moment throughout the day.
OUR SUBCONSCIOUS WILL FOLLOW OUR GOOD EXAMPLE.
Our positive leadership as CEO provides a clear example for our subconscious to automatically follow. Then our subconscious mind learns to mimic and model this productive mindfulness & awareness. This firm guidance protects the subconscious from an over-reaching ego.
Once this pattern is set, our biological super-computer will generally work for us in our favour, without us needing to micromanage it. This unlocks enormous creative output and untapped capacity.
We just need to provide clear leadership while we sort out the teething problems. Once the tone is set, only occasional intervention is needed. But we must always be wary that the ego can re-establish its undue influence.
WE CAN IDENTIFY OUR WEAK SPOTS AND TUNE OUR MIND.
How can we further upgrade our functioning? How can we further tweak our performance and productivity?
An effective business CEO can fine-tune all the levels of a company, right down to individual employees. We can do the same with all the modules of our human super-computer. Our brain & mind can similarly be thought of as a corporate structure. We too can find our weak spots and tune our mind for optimal power and output. We can unleash this untapped source of capacity and potential.
THE CEO CAN SEEK EXTERNAL GUIDANCE & SUPPORT.
But even the best CEOs have their limits. If we wanted to tweak and fine tune the efficiency of a business organization, a CEO might call in the help of efficiency experts or corporate analysts. These experts are masters at analysing the technical efficiency of a corporation and identifying areas of inefficiency and weakness. They might do this through time and motion studies, data analysis, or other technical testing.
The experts might identify areas of weakness or mismanagement. Tackling these can be very therapeutic for overall corporate success. Entrenched patterns of inappropriate decision making can be eliminated for the good of the whole. Small tweaks & fine-tuning can have a significant flow-on effect.
THE EXTENDED MIND CAN PROVIDE EXPERT HELP.
In self-development, the process of mind training is mainly an individual exercise. But we can request help or advice from experts or masters. More importantly, we can tap into the wider resources and guidance through the Extended Mind. So how do we tap into this wisdom and expertise?
MEDITATION GIVES US AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT.
The process starts with daily quiet contemplation or meditation practice. We are then better able to tune in to the incoming messages and more efficiently manage decision making. A short daily meditation practice session is like putting the corporate analysts through the structure of an ailing business. We can more easily see the inadequacies of our thoughts and their bias and habit patterns. Through meditation we can also better maintain a high level of awareness and mindfulness. For even higher-level guidance, we can then tune into our Higher Self and beyond.
PASSION & PURPOSE IN LIFE SUPERCHARGES OUR PRODUCTIVITY.
When we are highly motivated to succeed, our productivity increases. In personal development, the best source of motivation is our ongoing passion and purpose in life. These inner drives are directly aligned with our deep inner needs. These are a powerful motivating force! But how do we find our purpose in life? What life path will give us real meaning?
CONNECT TO THE DEEPEST LEVELS OF YOUR MIND.
The answer is found by connecting to the deepest part of our mind, known as the Extended Mind. This web of information can be accessed through our subconscious. Potentially with training and practice we could even connect even further to the Universal Mind. This what only some spiritual masters can achieve! The Universal Mind is the repository of ALL information, knowledge, and wisdom.
DOWNLOAD AN INSPIRATION OR INSIGHT!
But how is this insight then downloaded? This profound understanding is received as download of ‘knowing’. The message will be highly relevant to us personally in our current life situation. It is a condensed ‘package’ of understanding that slowly unfolds into a language more understandable to us. In computer terminology, this can be thought of as downloading and decompressing a Zip file. Only then can its contents be extracted and accessed.
TAP INTO THE EXTENDED WEB OF RESOURCES.
It is quite remarkable how our mind can connect to this far greater inner realm of knowing. But we can only utilize these valuable insights if our mind is finely tuned. Otherwise we may not be able to tap into this extended web of resources.
OUR BIOLOGICAL SUPER-COMPUTER IS ONE NODE IN A UNIVERSAL NETWORK.
In computer terminology, our biological supercomputer can act as a node to access a huge web of other nodes. These nodes are not just other human supercomputers. This web is the internet of all possibilities!
MEDITATION & MIND TRAINING IMPROVES OUR ABILITY TO CONNECT TO THE NETWORK.
Daily quiet time & contemplation helps us to first connect with our own local network. It provides a therapeutic level of harmony and cooperation between these nearby nodes. Deeper meditative contemplation further harmonises our mind with the wider network. This stronger connection enables even bigger downloads of insight to occur.
We learn to pose the right questions to search for the answers we seek. We remain open to intuition & insight. We invite and welcome this higher input. We look for synchronistic occurrences that will further guide us.
OUR INDIVIDUAL POTENTIAL IS UNLOCKED BY ACCESSING MORE POSSIBILITIES.
All this helps unlocks a further realm of untapped possibilities. Through this, an extended universe of possibilities is now open to us. This further unlocks our hidden potential as individuals. This strategy will power and accelerate us to more success in personal growth. This deep inner connection is an essential part of our overall inner transformation.
Handling our success well is vital for any future growth. So, this strategy is essential for ongoing success. What is the right attitude to success in personal growth? How do we express our gratitude for all this? What do we give in return? We discuss this next in subchapter 4.14