Written by: Georgie Maroudas, Executive Contributor
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We’ve all heard and read about the importance of systemizing our business and the positive benefits it can bring to business success. So why not do the same with your personal growth. Why not systemize your mind for growth so that it can work for you, rather than against you?
Business systemization brings along many benefits for your business, which is why it’s such a talked about subject. But one of the main reasons it’s become so popular in the last couple of years is because of the fast-paced lives we have become accustomed to. Between working long hours, needing to make more money, sustaining our relationships and living our lives, we have become very time-poor. This is why we love systemizing so much, as its biggest gift to us is extra TIME!
So how can we continue to grow and give ourselves extra time?
The number one thing I hear from most people when it comes to personal growth is I don’t have the time to journal, visualize, meditate, read and do affirmations every morning! We have become conditioned to thinking that we need to make a long list of things to grow and evolve, which usually requires a lot of time. And as you may know, first-hand life is already busy enough! So how can you prioritize growth and give yourself extra time?
The answer is simple: Systemize your growth!
How can I systemize my growth?
Systemizing your growth is easy and you can do it by applying the Pareto principle (or as it’s more commonly known: the 80/20 rule). The Pareto principle states that 80% of results come from just 20% of the action. So instead of participating in every growth tactic known to man, we want to systemize 20% of the select few that actually work, so that you can attain the results you want with minimal time and action!
So how can I systemize the Pareto Principle?
So you may be wondering how you can systemize and take advantage of the Pareto principle for your personal growth. This systemization process has two parts to it.
Part 1 is identifying and selecting the growth tactics that will create the most growth in your life, which I have outlined for you below.
Part 2 is creating and scheduling a daily routine, which includes these select tactics so that you can program the brain to make these automatic systems of the mind!
The growth tactics that work!
There are 4 growth tactics that when performed regularly will create the greatest results in your life with minimal effort and time. They are:
1. Intentional Thinking – Most of us go through life, never really paying attention to our thoughts. We let our thoughts run wild and therefore, they control the experiences we have! Why? Because thoughts create emotions and emotions create our life. A quick way to hijack our thoughts is by becoming intentional thinkers. What do I mean by this? Create the habit of asking intentional thought-provoking questions.
For example if a problem arises in your life, instead of reacting with anger and frustration, stop and ask yourself what am I learning from this problem? What is it teaching me? By asking yourself what I am learning, it automatically takes you out of the lower vibrational emotions of anger and frustration and elevates you to an emotional state of growth, where it is much easier to find a solution quickly. It elevates your thinking, emotions, and experience. It also begins to program the mind to think differently. The more you ask these questions the more your mind will begin to look and find ways to learn and evolve, allowing the brain to work for you, rather than against you!
2. Net Time – As time is our greatest asset, we can begin to use our time more wisely so that we maximize our growth without it taking up additional time. A great way to do so is by finding gaps in our day where we may be doing activities, such as walking, and pair it with a growth activity (e.g. listening to an audiobook or podcast). This way, we can propel our growth without it taking time out of our days. Another great time do this is while you sleep, as your subconscious mind still absorbs everything around you even when you’re not consciously awake.
3. Manifesting – The greatest way to get our brains to work for us is to give it a grocery list of things we want to manifest. Create a list of 50-100 things you want to manifest; it can include small or big things (e.g. a t-shirt you like, a new car, $100,000, a course you want to do, etc.). The more specific you can be with your manifestations, the better, as you always get what you ask for! If your mind has nothing to manifest (no direction), it will begin to create things in your life (usually problems) so that it has something to do, as it likes to be busy. So for it to work for you, you can direct its creations by giving it a list of things to manifest. As your list begins to manifest into your reality, cross off all that’s manifested (like a grocery list) and add more to the list. Please be aware that if you only give your mind one thing to manifest, it can take your whole life to manifest that one thing, whereas if you give your mind 50-100 things to manifest, it will begin to manifest for you instantly.
4. Pick One Habit & Master It – The last of the growth tactics is to pick one habit that will improve your life and master it. Some examples include: meditation, gratitude practice, journaling, affirmations, etc. Pick one and schedule it in your diary as a 10-minute slot. It doesn’t need to take more than 10 minutes, as if it does, our brains can begin to make excuses such as “I don’t have time, I’ll do it tomorrow.” Once you decided on your habit, commit and follow through.
The 4 growth tactics above are easy and time savvy, yet when implemented, will create tremendous results in your life. You can begin to implement these tactics one at a time so that you don’t feel overwhelmed by them all. But the most important part is that you create a routine to include them in your daily life. Creating this routine will probably take a total of 10 minutes, and another 10 minutes to schedule it into your calendar. You can also include little alarms when scheduling them so that you can remember to implement them.
As you consistently implement these tactics, they will become automatic systems that you will find yourself doing without thinking. They may require a little time and effort in the beginning phase, but as time will go on, the effort and time required will decrease dramatically and you will have systemized your growth so that your mind can work for you and create an incredible life.
Georgie Maroudas, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Georgie Maroudas, founder of www.georgiemaroudas.com is a certified ThetaHealer Practitioner and Instructor. Using the Theta Brainwave, Georgie helps men and women release any fears, limiting beliefs, self-sabotaging behaviors and/or trauma that are limiting and no longer serving them. She is a big believer that our inner world of thoughts, beliefs and emotions create every aspect of our outer world and is passionate about helping and empowering every human being. Her mission is to empower individuals by teaching them the skills and abilities they need to be able to release what is no longer serving them, so that they can create a life they love!