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Why Your Spirituality is the Catalyst for Greater Long-Term Success

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You don’t need to believe in God to benefit from spirituality. In fact, many people don’t. It’s a common misconception that often gets in the way of exploring the subject. And it’s a shame. There’s a lot you can gain from adopting some of the attitudes and techniques that make up what you’d call a spiritual practice.

That’s all spirituality is at its base level. It’s a set of skills you can use to enhance your life as well as those around you. Some of them are so detached from ritual or ceremony, you may find you’re already practicing them to a certain degree. But if you’re willing to dig a little deeper and expand on some of these concepts, you can make some positive changes in your life.

Empathizing with Others (How Do I Meet Their Needs?)

Spirituality is the art of how well you treat others. Many would argue that it’s more of an inward pursuit – and there are many practices that support that statement. However, the work you do on yourself is intended to create better relationships with your peers.

Empathy is a core skill that’s part of what’s referred to as your emotional intelligence. It not only feels good to extend to others, it facilitates action. That may sound a little contrived and even manipulative. But it’s not – as long as you’re acting from a place of authenticity.

The way you truly empathize with someone isn’t by feeling sorry for them. That’s sympathy. What you are trying to do is establish that person’s needs, whether they’re physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. Everyone wants something – even if it’s just to feel heard.

When you’re able to establish someone’s core need, you can start speaking their language. You let go of the egocentric ‘me’ and focus on them. And all it requires is to simply ask questions. Express your curiosity and show a genuine interest in people.

Tip: If you’re trying to pitch someone for your goods or service, stop trying to sell them on what you can do. Establish their pain points – their needs. From there, you have a far better avenue to build rapport and potentially close your deal.

“Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” – Marcus Aurelius

Mindfulness & Self Awareness

Mindfulness has become such an overused term both within spirituality and the mainstream. In many ways, it’s lost much of the original meaning it was meant to convey. It’s actually both a form of meditation and a conscious way of living. However, it’s often reduced to simply “living in the moment.”

When it’s executed properly, mindfulness can be an amazing tool for self-diagnosing and correcting problem areas in your life. If you strip away the fluff and see it for what it really is, it’s essentially self-awareness – taken to the nth degree.

To live mindfully means taking responsibility for your actions. You’re deliberate – almost conservative. You see the knock-on effect a certain course is going to have not only on yourself but those around you. You could even think of it as the skill of foresight.

Acting from a heightened state of awareness allows you to make better decisions. You see the cause and effect of each choice and are able to let go of the need for impulsive and emotionally charged decisions. You instead come from a place of rational thinking and logic.

Tip: The best way to begin applying mindfulness to your life is to slow down. Start questioning your actions. A little more time spent in contemplation can save a lot of time trying to undo your poor choices at a later date.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Carl Jung

Visualisation & Manifestation

The law of attraction has been popularized as a way of manifesting success and abundance for many years now. But even without reading the many books that have been written on the subject, you may be surprised to learn you’ve already been practicing it.

One of these techniques is rooted in your daydreams. They’re far from being a bad thing. Framed in a different light, they can be seen as visualizations – a key component in manifestation. If you’ve ever found yourself envisioning your future success in an ‘absent moment’ – don’t stop. 

By doing this, you’re setting the intention that this is the reality you want the world to reflect back at you. It may sound “woo-woo” if you’re unfamiliar with the concept. But I guarantee you, every successful person has done this, whether knowingly or unknowingly.

You can take this concept a step further by incorporating it into a short meditation. Close your eyes, create a quiet space, and really expand on these visualizations. Place yourself in the center of the narrative and walk yourself through them step-by-step. By doing this, you’re strengthening your belief and programming your subconscious for success.

Tip: During your meditations, try and bring the emotion of what it would feel like to experience your success. Visualization is more than just creating a picture in your mind. It’s about using all of your senses to create a tangible and almost tactile image.

Do you agree with the author’s viewpoint on spirituality? Share your own ideas and thoughts below!

Sam Boomer is the founder of Awake and Align and an experienced Quantum Healing Hypnosis practitioner. He creates profound transformations in those he works with, helping them resolve deep-seated emotional traumas, chronic health issues, as well as discover their true purpose in life. You can learn more about what he offers here.

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Mindful Productivity: How Top Achievers Combine Focus and Balance

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Overcoming Plateaus: 6 Powerful Strategies for Breakthrough Success

A plateau is not a full stop; it’s a comma that allows you to pause, reflect, and shift gears

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In the pursuit of personal and professional growth, plateaus are inevitable. They appear when progress seems to halt, despite your continuous efforts. But remember, a plateau is not a full stop; it’s a comma that allows you to pause, reflect, and shift gears. This article provides six powerful strategies to overcome plateaus and achieve breakthrough success.

1. Find Out the Root Cause

When facing a plateau, there is likely something causing you to sabotage your progress. Identify the root cause. What is sabotaging your progress? Examine your daily routine and how you spend your time. Are you wasting time on unnecessary activities? Or are you taking on too many tasks that you can’t handle?

Often, adding more tasks overloads your already tight routine and distracts you from focusing on the most important tasks. Therefore, often eliminating unnecessary activity will work to overcome plateaus. However, be cautious of not doing things right, such as tasks you have not yet undertaken or missing something. What actions do you need to take or improve to achieve your goal? Are you avoiding them, or have you not started yet?

2. Never Tolerate Problems

Once you’ve identified the root cause, never tolerate problems. If you tolerate them, you’ll end up staying stuck. You get what you tolerate. Once you recognize the problem you’re facing, never tolerate it. Instead, address and improve the situation.

3. Focus on a 100% Solution and 0% Problems

To overcome a challenge, it’s essential to plan how to get through it. Yet, people often find themselves asking, ‘Why is it bad?’ or ‘What is wrong with it?’ Questions of this nature limit our thinking, leading our brains to generate responses like ‘Because you’re not good enough’ or ‘Everything is wrong with you.’ These limited answers tend to resonate with the situation and drag you down further.

Instead, ask empowering questions without limits, such as ‘What is not perfect yet, and how can I turn things around while making a more positive impact?’ By asking unlimited empowering questions, you’ll shift your focus from the problem to the solution. Additionally, you will also notice that asking empowering questions can expand available options and allow you to see from an angle you couldn’t see before.

Focusing on problems rarely yields positive outcomes. The key to positive results lies in concentrating on the solution. The next time you face adversity and notice getting caught by unresourceful thoughts, snap out of it and direct your focus to a 100% solution and 0% problems.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford

4. Cultivate Success-Driven Traits

Identify the traits you need to have and get rid of to become the person you aspire to be. Consider your specific goals – for instance, attracting positive relationships. To achieve this, note down the traits you need to embrace, such as being open-minded, gentle, healthy, and treating others the way you want to be treated.

Cultivate a positive mindset. Simultaneously, get rid of traits like criticizing others, having a short temper, and engaging in unhealthy habits like taking drugs.

Learn from individuals who have achieved similar goals. Study their traits, both the ones they have and those they’ve consciously avoided. Implement these traits to align with the person you want to become.

Once you have your lists of traits to embrace and eliminate, diligently follow them. Place the list on your desk or the door of your room, ensuring you read it at least once a day to reinforce your commitment to these traits.

5. Track Your Habits

Carry a notepad to track your habits throughout the day, especially those contributing to plateaus, as well as your new habits or traits aligned with achieving your goals. For instance, if your root cause is excessive internet use, record instances of mindless scrolling on social media. Note when you engage, the emotional state prompting it, and the approximate duration.

Calculate the total minutes wasted at the end of the day. This habit tracking makes you aware of the emotions triggering these behaviors (stress, boredom, and frustration) and the time wasted.

Additionally, track positive new habits, like reading good books and exercising. Document what you’ve learned from the book and the time spent exercising. This practice helps you build new positive habits by enabling you to compare today’s results with those from yesterday or a week ago. 

Moreover, consistently sticking to new habits for around 18 months transforms them into lifelong habits. Even if you take breaks, you will find yourself naturally returning to those habits.

6. See Obstacles as Opportunities

Every obstacle can be an opportunity to turn things around. If the economy is in a downturn, it’s time to recognize it as an opportunity to thrive while everyone else is struggling and focused on the problem. If someone makes fun of you or causes you trouble, ask yourself, ‘What can I learn from this experience?’

Alternatively, consider that the person underrating you is setting low expectations, which are easier to exceed. If your business receives a bad review from a customer, see it as free feedback that guides you on how to improve and take your business to the next level.

Always try to see different angles that others may overlook. This perspective can reveal aspects you might be missing. When you view a problem as an opportunity, it has the potential to foster growth.

In the journey toward success, plateaus are just temporary pauses, not dead ends. So, keep moving, keep growing, and make your breakthrough.

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