A 21st Century Crusade
Post by Mark Weeks
Without mastery of your mind you will never have mastery over your life.
That one simple sentence holds the key to your future, because no matter what you wish to achieve in life you must conquer your mind first.
Sounds so simple doesn't it? So why then do so many of us continue to overcomplicate life and lead lives borne out of frustration, anger, fear and dissatisfaction. Seemingly by focusing on every other subject under the sun except their own 'minds' and well-being?
Sure, we all know life can have its tough days, when it will kick you and try to put you down for the mere fun of it. But what of it, we must continue, persevere and grind out another precious day of life. And after a little self-reflection continue on our journey. It's true each and everyone of us has a 'hard luck' book inside of us yearning for attention, but instead of focusing on the emotional torrent of negativity it's high time to unleash your inner conqueror and create a more rewarding existence.
Human mind and human will are capable of overcoming so many obstacles, but it is only through constant vigilance of what you allow to be absorbed into your mind will you be able to advance. And in your quest to release your inner conqueror you must first and foremost face your current reality in the cold light of day, not during a cosy evening with a glass of wine, (the birth of many mistakes I have made!), and only then, when all the facts are laid bare devise a simple strategy for overcoming the adversity and obstacles you face.
Simplify, simplify, simplify... got it?
Whatever apparent weakness you recognise you must set yourself some simple manageable goal, something so basic that it will not even require breaking sweat or stretching your brain too much. Once you can do this task, and only then, raise the bar a notch higher and do the same. Sounds too easy, right? Wrong! If it were that easy everyone would be smashing it in some endeavour every single second of the day. Too many people lose focus and lack the spirit required to push on with their goals. And that's why we are sharing a little time together right now, whilst others are watching the TV or flicking through Facebook!
You are different and you have set yourself on a different path to the majority, of course they may make fun of your dedication and even ridicule your plans, but deep inside their hearts they are envious of your fighting spirit. So don't let their meaningless words deter you, what you are pursuing in life is a noble cause, and few will ever dare to tread or understand the burning desires that fuel you. Do not let anyone tell you any different, simply stay humble and push through another day.
Battle of Life.
The battle of life is within and you are your only competition, not other people. You must constantly
better yourself. You must always strive to improve yourself mentally, physically and intellectually. There is no other more fulfilling and satisfying way to live.
You can have it all if you want it bad enough. You have the power within your mind – a force that will accomplish anything you put your mind to if you just trust it.
Learn to love the challenge of accomplishment and your life will take on new meaning. Every day becomes a new adventure rather than a dull routine, a chance for a new opportunity, an opportunity for change and growth. Seize the moment. Live in the present and just go for it.
Do not merely read these words. Make them a general philosophy of your life, a way of living and success will be yours because you will be harnessing the power of your mind to its fullest potential. Then nothing can stop you.
You are a Conqueror, you always have been.
There is no greater mastery than the mastery of self.'