Meditation and Success – Update

 

A few months ago, I wrote a post about the links between meditation and success. As part of my quest to give up my job and become my own boss by 2017, I started listening to and reading lots of self development and self improvement books. It has been a real game 16086503254_924854973e_bchanger for me for various reasons.

After I had listened to and read a number of different books, I found that the practice of daily meditation was something that cropped up time and again and it was something that a lot of successful people endorsed and had in common. So I decided to check it out. I booked myself on to a weekend course of Transcendental Meditation back at the end of September.So now I have been meditating for nearly 3 months and I wanted to share what I have gained from this.

It is recommended with Transcendental Meditation that you meditate for 20 minutes twice a day. I have to hold my hands up and admit I don’t always manage this. I do meditate daily and manage twice a day probably 3-4 times a week.

Sometimes it can be quite difficult to meditate and can take more effort, and at other times it is very easy and very enjoyable, which is totally normal, I am reliably informed.

What I have noticed in myself is a subtle shift in my own calmness or inner peace (I don’t normally go in for quotes like that but it is actually a really good way of describing how I feel!). I have been pleasantly surprised at myself for not becoming annoyed or irritated at things that would normally annoy or irritate me. My sleep has also improved massively.

I have also found that I have become more productive at work and in working towards my goals outside of work. To me this is really exciting because it gives me that ‘I can achieve anything’ frame of mind which is really motivating. I’m also having a lot more ideas about things I want to do and achieve.

I have heard lots of people refer to meditation in that  ‘it’s changed my life man!’  and I always though ‘yeah right, whatever!’ I don’t think that anymore! I wouldn’t go as far as saying meditation has changed my life, but it has definitely had a significant impact on it, and is really something that I think is quite powerful in a positive way. I totally understand why it is a habit if the successful, or why people who meditate daily find success. I am genuinely excited to see what sort of impact it will have on me after I have been doing it for a year, 2 years 5 years etc……watch this space!

I would love to hear about your experiences of meditation and how it has effected your life and achievement, please let me know below.

 

Bye for now 🙂

6 thoughts on “Meditation and Success – Update

  1. Anh Nguyen says:

    I have been meditating ritually for over… 3 months now. Since I start working over time on my own online business aside from work, I find myself needing a stress relief.

    To me, meditation grounds me and reminds me that some things are not worth dwelling about. Some days when I go home tired, I’d just have a bath and cut the lights down for around 10 minutes. I believe sometimes we move too fast and just forget what’s important. Meditation is a reminder.

    Cheers!

    • admin says:

      Thanks Anh, it sounds like you have been meditating about the same time as me, I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am 🙂

  2. Paul says:

    Hello Vic,
    Thank you for sharing your experience in trying out meditation. I curious to see what your long term experience will bring. I personally have never tried meditation, but as you mentioned, so many successful people are doing it and swear that part of their success is due to meditation. How much did that weekend meditation course cost you? I’m just curious so I have an idea before I decide to give it a go myself.
    Thanks
    Paul

    • admin says:

      Thanks Paul, i really feel it is something everyone should do! There are lots of ways to start for free, so I would check that out before paying for a course. Lots of people find that this is enough and don’t fee they need to pay. If you decide you do though, do a bit of research as prices and length and content of courses vary greatly. Have a great day 🙂

  3. Tamara says:

    Wow, what an interesting article. I would like to meditate but don’t know how to start. What do you think, should I take some course for that, or listen to a guided meditation. I know that you can find many guided meditations on youtube. I have tried few of them and it was a nice experience but wasn’t persistent on that. How can I motivate myself to meditate every day? And when is the best time for meditation. Thank you for such great article.

    • admin says:

      Thanks Tamara, and thanks for your questions, the meditations on youtube are a great place to start. For me the key was deciding that I really wanted to do it and then figuring out how to make it part of my daily routine. I get up early and meditate first thing everyday now ( I have a cup of tea first!) and it really is such a great way to start the day. I really hope you find a way to make it part of your daily routine – you won’t regret it!

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