“Mental Masturbation” is Stopping You from Achieving Greatness

Inspirational content is becoming a drug for many people. It’s over-saturating the digital market and there is absolutely no scarcity of “good” advice out there. It’s at our fingertips and we can dabble in it 24/7 — living a fantasy of how marvelous our lives could be.

Frankly, I would argue self-help has become superficial entertainment for many. It’s no longer “motivating” people to actually do anything progressive. Rather — it’s become yet another form of escapism just like drugs, alcohol, social media, and television are.

It’s a cheap high. A quick way to masturbate your mind for a dopamine spike and artificial epiphany release. “Wow, what a magnificent concept! I feel like a successful, actualized genius” is the feeling people are addicted to.

Even worse, self-help dabbling is deceivingly “healthy”  because it’s pseudo-intellectual. 

I’m here to shatter that paradigm and declare self-help is a total waste of time and mental energy if we don’t practically integrate such advice into our lives.

We can learn all concepts and theories we want, but if we don’t do anything with the information, it’s totally useless. Desensitizing our brains to content intended for pragmatic use is digging deeper into fantasy and further from reality.

What happens by over-fantasizing, is we tend to place too much emphasis on external happiness and need, and can’t find happiness within ourselves. 

Self-help works when an individual is at the cause of their actions, not the effect of their environment. Next article I will explain Cause vs. Effect and how to tell which side you may be operating in.

The Beauty of Neuroplasticity

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” “The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” – Nikola Tesla

The amazing thing about the human body and mind is, the more you use it, the stronger it gets. Turns out, we’re far more resilient than any machine can ever be.

The experiences we have, the thoughts we think (or don’t think), the emotions we feel, the senses we perceive, the foods we eat, and the physical tasks we engage in — all have dramatic effect on how we perceive reality.

You can literally rewire your brain over time. We are shaping it every day, and writing the script in real time.

If you want to create change in your life, the first step is believing you can do so. A belief isn’t a whim. Beliefs are strong, driving forces full of vitality and energy.

Next, you’re going to have to be very self-aware and aware of the environment around you. Mindfulness meditation is highly recommended. Meditation will help ground your thoughts and feelings, bringing more clarity to them. And in turn, you will be more in control of yourself.  Feeling that you are in control of yourself and your actions is the most imperative precursor for motivation and productivity. 

The third step is actualization. Channel your energy and passion into motion. Love what you do, and do it. Embrace the ride and journey.

Just remember to check yourself before you wreck yourself.