If you have watched, listened or read any of my material you will be aware that my work with my clients is focused entirely around the understanding of the Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought. Much of my work is spent in the company of traders, sales teams and other business professionals.
Dealing with high achievers has interesting challenges. Having been a trader for much of my career I lived with many of these challenges. I believed innocently and incorrectly that my experience of life was coming from the outside, that how I felt at any time was coming from my circumstances, situations, people in my life, my past and my future etc. I believed that there was always somewhere to get to. This misunderstanding made me push myself more and more in the belief that the more I had the better I would feel.
“If this happens, I will feel…”
“I’ll feel happy, secure, relaxed (fill in whatever word you want) when this happens”
“When I get/achieve this I will feel….”
In other words getting x, y or z would give me something (a feeling)
What the Principles point to, is that our experience of life works one way and that is from the Inside out. It often seems that my wife, bank balance, business, clients etc. dictate how I feel. However, like the world being flat and the sun going around the earth appeared to be true and certainly looked it….they weren’t.
WE ARE ONLY EVER FEELING OUR THINKING IN THE MOMENT. It just appears to be coming from a whole host of other variables. As I began to look in this direction what became clear to me was that my factory default was wellbeing. This I realised didn’t just apply to me, but to everyone. Like a glitter ball that is motionless, the default setting is settled and clear.
After watching Lewis Hamilton cruise to his third Formula One world championship win in the USA. He came across the radio to his team “this is the best moment of my life”. He was clearly emotional and between cracks in his voice he displayed a humility that I for one hadn’t always seen in him.
It was at a post-race interview that he said something quite profound.