Most people don’t realize that when the mind, body, and spirit are not in alignment, it can become a stumbling block to realizing their dreams.
They work on attaining the physical or material aspects without realizing that the internal dimensions of a human being—mind and spirit—also have an influence on their lives and that the three are interdependent. For instance, when you are happy, you feel more optimistic, and your body is driven and primed to do what you want. On the other hand, when you are stressed, you are likely to have feelings of anxiety or hopelessness, and the body lacks the energy to perform optimally.
When your body, mind, and spirit align, you will be in tune with who you are and who you want to be. This is why it is essential to incorporate a personal development plan, which helps you consciously move towards your goals in your success journey.
Once you are in tune with yourself, you can take control of your life. You are the steering wheel that controls the vehicle. Therefore, you can decide who you want to be, where your life should head, and what you want to achieve.
Onyx W.D. Johnson, project manager, vision coach, and CEO of Metatron Concepts, knows the importance of aligning the body, mind, and spirit in one’s journey to success. According to him, we can collectively do anything we put our mind, body, and spirit into and draw on one another’s energy to achieve our meaning of success. That is why the first stage of project management for his clients is personal development. By prioritizing this, he helps his clients identify the issues and opportunities they face and how they can communicate those through a language that will bring others on board with their vision.
What it takes to achieve success
Success needs work—and not just physical work. You need to prepare yourself for success, and this involves having the right mindset and a good strategy.
You can position yourself for success in the following ways.
Invest in personal development
Investing in the development of your mind, body, and spirit gives you a powerful sense of being. This, too, can help you focus on working to find success in your career while being happy and at peace. However, it is one thing to improve on the three aspects, and it is another to set your dreams in motion. Once you are in alignment, you will need an action plan to transform your dreams into goals. Any other person can have a dream, but to be successful, you need to turn yours into a goal and have a detailed plan to achieve it.
Create an action plan
Once you know your goal, create the practical steps you will follow to achieve it. Your guiding steps will also need the dates you want to attain certain milestones so that you can monitor and assess your progress. Make a working schedule and give yourself a deadline to realize your vision. This way, you can keep yourself accountable as you work to achieve it. However, remain flexible in case something unexpected occurs along the way.
Motivation is another powerful tool that will help you in your success journey. You need to have something that pushes you to want to succeed. Your goal should be compelling enough that you will want to wake up every morning and set to achieve it.
Is it a better lifestyle than the one you are living? Or maybe financial freedom to travel and rest when you want to? Whatever it is, you need a reason strong enough to drive you. This will keep you going when discipline seems too tough on you because, without discipline, you will stray from your goals.
Let the mental image of what you want to achieve be enough motivation to keep you on your path to success. Your vision should make you find joy in your work because of the thought of what you will achieve. When you are in the right state of mind, your body will also be energized to work toward accomplishing your dream.
To achieve and enjoy success, your body, mind, and spirit need to be in harmony to unlock fulfillment beyond financial success. “In essence, success will give you more satisfaction when it gives you peace and joy,” Onyx W. D. Johnson.