Take a moment now to look at your life. Are there certain aspects of it you are not entirely happy about? Maybe you feel as though you could be in better physical shape or aren’t achieving the grades you should be. Or maybe you just feel content with your life but wish that there would be more to it, but are uncertain of what you should be doing to improve it. Many people share these sorts of insecurities and in most cases there will always be insecurities that people have to deal with. The problem is that when one aspect of your life is bringing you down, this can greatly affect other aspects of your life as well.
When you aren’t feeling 100% about something, this can sap your confidence and prevent you from performing at your peak. The great thing is, it is a lot simpler than most people think to improve the areas of your life that are keeping you down and to bring you up to the type of person you know you are capable of being; one of growth and excellence. In a time where competition is everywhere, from school to the workplace, it is now more important than ever to achieve excellence in all areas of your life; more specifically, to achieve excellence in mind, body and experience.
Human beings are complex biological machines capable of achieving extraordinary feats. However, when entertainment is only a click away, and many things can be achieved from the comfort of your own home without ever having to leave the house, people are letting their bodies and minds deteriorate to a state which can leave them struggling to do the things they have always wanted to do. They put it off because the task feels too difficult or they don’t believe they are capable of achieving it. Everyone is capable of improving their bodies and minds and teaching themselves important skills and knowledge that can give them an extra edge in life. Doing so will put you into a state of being that can allow you to achieve the extraordinary feats that all human beings are capable of.
The three areas of life that should be the focus of improvement are the mind, body and experience as these three things encompass all areas of life. In improving these areas you’ll find that the abilities obtained will be able to be applied in any situation. The mind and body are the obvious areas of improvement as they will provide the most directly applicable abilities and will also provide the foundations for improving the third area of life. Improvement of the mind involves enhancing the brain to handle difficult cognitive processes with ease through training and supplementation. Examples of mind enhancement are meditation, supplementation with nootropics, and improving working memory with dual N-back training. Improvement of the body involves performing physical training that will put you in a condition allowing you will be able to handle any situation that involves strenuous activity with ease. Examples of physical training involve kettlebell exercises, martial arts and parkour. The third area of life for improvement, experience, is slightly more complicated than other two as it can be tailored differently to each individual. In simple terms, it involves the constant learning of skills and knowledge for the purpose of becoming proficient in as many fields as possible. The implications of this would be that your broad range of skills and knowledge will allow you to handle most situations with an air of confidence and ease that the average person would otherwise not be able to achieve. Some examples of improving experience are becoming fluent in multiple languages, developing a deep understanding of the sciences and learning multiple sporting disciplines.
Some of the most influential people in history including Leonardo Da Vinci, Theodoore Roosevelt and Plato all mastered the three areas of life mentioned above. All understood the importance of maintaining peak physical and mental conditions and went to great efforts in order to achieve these states of being. In doing this they developed the ability to achieve the skills and knowledge necessary to become the great figures we know of them now. It is important to look to these types of people for inspiration and understand how they achieved these states so that we may employ their methods to attain a similar state of enhanced human performance.
The aim of this blog is to provide information that can be used to maximise your potential in all aspects of life, putting yourself in the right state of being to achieve great things.
So now it’s up to you. Take the first step and begin your journey on the path to human excellence.