— Leonardo da Vinci
From invisibility to superhuman strength to telekinesis, a wave of emerging technologies promise to give each of us powers once reserved for comic-book characters.
This of course raises an age-old question: Of all the superpowers one can possess…which one is THE GOAT…the greatest superpower of all time?
In my book…that’s an easy one.
There is no greater superpower than mind control.
Mind Control is a lesson worth mastering…
No…I’m not talking about manipulating, reforming, brainwashing, or exerting authority, dominance and mastery over others.
However, I am talking about manipulating, reforming, brainwashing, and exerting authority, dominance and MASTERY OVER ONESELF.
There’s no form of mind control that’s more powerful and life transforming than control over one’s own mind.
In effect, it is the ultimate superpower.
I define mind control as…the conscious regulation and mastery of the self, by the self, over the self.
It is the capacity to command, control and conquer your mind…to develop an impenetrable mental fortress which overrides unwanted thought, feeling or impulse in order to achieve ones goals.
Exercising dominance and control over your mind means that you have the type of mindset and spirit that is incapable of being overcome, subdued, or vanquished.
In short, it means that you are mentally as tough as nails…unconquerable.
In the absence of mind control…without the ongoing enforcement of will, the most complete collection of talents, the best education money can buy and the most honorable intentions in the world are wholly worthless.
MIND CONTROL IS A LEARNED SKILL
“You have two choices, to control your mind or let your mind control you.” Paul Coelho
Let’s face it…in your efforts to achieve your goals, you will always struggle with unexpected, unwanted, and uncontrollable aspects of your environment, but your ability to control your mind and overcome these seemingly indomitable obstacles will earn you recognition, results and hard fought rewards.
Ups and downs in performance are often directly traceable to psychological ups and downs.
Therefore, high performers work to create the proper mental environment, a mentally tough mindset and spirit where they can perform at consistently high levels.
A strong mind as well as an indomitable spirit is a learned trait…it cannot be inherited and must be earned, protected and consistently practiced.
What that means is…you can learn to develop the heart and mind of a champion…and because you have the right, you also have the responsibility to do so.
The ultimate measure of a strong mind and indomitable spirit is consistency.
Your ability to exercise mental toughness, to consistently rise to every challenge, to bulldoze your way through every setback, and to confront any form of resistance head on and prevail is the true litmus test.
Why? It’s actually pretty simple…you’re either going rise to meet the mental demands and physical rigors of a challenge, or you’re going to succumb to them.
And in today’s competitive environment…you cannot afford to be a mental weakling.
Precisely because strength as well as weakness begins in the mind…all challenges are initially won or lost between your ears…and that is why you need to toughen up mentally.
Let’s have a good look at the belly of this beast called mind control, and define exactly what it means to be mentally tough.
1. You Are Unconquerable
You will not allow yourself to be conquered, vanquished or overcome. You will pursue your goals with the belief and internal faith that they will be achieved and you will enjoy victory against all odds.
2. You Are Invulnerable
You are immune to a mental attack as you have trained your mind to be mentally impregnable. Self-doubt and negativity are non-existent to someone who knows how to control their mind.
3. You Are Supremely Self-Confident
You have a healthy and elevated self-image. You have a rock solid personal constitution, and project a calm, focused but no-nonsense attitude when it comes to achieving goals and driving results.
4. You Take Initiative
You have the motivation and energy to endure pain, setbacks, discomfort and sacrifice. You know what you want and take the appropriate actions to ensure success without compromise.
5. You Master Your Energy
You have the ability to control and master negative emotions like fear, anger, envy and frustration. This increased mental awareness allows you to stay focused on what is positive, powerful and purposeful so that you can deliver consistent results.
To do that…you must face obstacles with confidence, view setbacks as mere inconveniences, and move confidently forward towards your goals with an unconquerable, invincible, indomitable spirit.
In all my years competing against and coaching high performers, there’s one thing I know with certainty…
There lies an indomitable quality within the human spirit that cannot be destroyed…a face deep within the human personality that is so strong that it’s impregnable to all assaults.
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