The Importance of Developing Mental Muscle

Today is Day 4 of my 30 Day Fitness Challenge and I realized the importance of developing mental muscle. Mental will is a muscle, and one that we don’t always fully utilize to our own benefit. As one of my New Year’s goals was to create a fit body, I realized that creating a fit mind is equally important. It becomes difficult to achieve new dreams with old patterns of thinking. So, it only makes sense that our mind be pushed into a new level of fit. Today as I was pushing my exhausted body through rigorous leg workouts, I realized the importance of mental will and how we can develop it a lot like we do our muscles. Although I am only on Day 4 of my 30-Day fitness challenge, my body is experiencing pain in areas I didn’t even know I had muscles in! As I was pushing through my hamstring reps, I realized my brain was trying to convince me to quit and a part of me started to listen. Because I have such a strong work ethic, I ignored the cries from my screaming legs and mind, and told myself to just push through it.

When you are creating your dreams, you must realize that mental will is a muscle you need to develop through your action process. For me, this means I need to take 45 minutes every day and meditate so I can connect to God and align myself to my greater goals. I have found that if I omit this part of my muscle development, then it becomes easy to sabotage my own goals. After all, your brain is designed to protect you from harm and danger. While you are creating a new dream, your brain may immediately want to protect you from the heartache of not achieving that dream, or even the fear of the unknown during this journey. So many of us acquiesce and give up on our dreams before they even have a chance to develop into a tangible goal.

Developing your mental muscle through meditation, visualization, and prayer allows you the opportunity to connect more of your energy into tapping into the realization of your dream before you even experience it in the physical world. The more your mind gets comfortable having the experience of this dream in your life today, the easier it becomes while you are in physical action towards achieving that dream, not to allow you mind to steer you off course. In other words, if you are trying to create a fit and healthy body, then meditate and visualize how your life would be different if you were in that body now. What would your daily routine look like in terms of your workouts and daily responsibilities? How does it feel putting on clothes that you haven’t been able to fit in for several years? Do the emotions of empowerment fill your heart? What about your friends and family? Are they supportive of your goals? If not, then how are you handling their negativity without walking away from your own dreams?

All of these allow you to develop your mental muscle so it will work with you rather than against you. Winning any contest is not luck… it is pure preparation and destiny. You need to be prepared when you meet your own destiny. Realize the importance of developing yourself mind, body, and soul for they are all intertwined when it comes to creating your loftiest dreams. The only difference between a dream and a goal is just a plan. Preparing your mind to achieve your dreams will enable you to create an action plan that every day you can work towards. If you have the dream in your mind, then you have the power within you to make it a reality.

After writing my books Through the Eyes of Truth – A Conversation with God about My Life, Your Life, & Discovering Our Purpose and Creating Utopia – Living Life as a Miracle Worker, I wanted to apply the principles I learned from my answered prayers. I feel there is a difference from just having the knowledge about something and actually applying that knowledge to your life. Since your reality begins within and is created through your thoughts, emotions, and actions, then applying these truths will help you manifest your greatest goals.

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