In this guide, I’ll share all the best meditations for success in life, with scripts. With these, you can develop the mindset for success and achieve your goals. And naturally you can supplement these methods with affirmations, mantras, and visualizations.
As a meditation teacher, many people ask me whether meditation can be beneficial for business success, relationship success, and success in other areas. And the answer is a definitive yes, provided you know which meditations to use.
How To Become Successful In Life Through Meditation
There are more than 31 types of meditation, and the vast majority of them are helpful for success in life, albeit in varying ways.
- There are methods like Vipassana and Samatha, which help you focus at work and also reduce negative thoughts, such as thoughts about previous failures. These can also help you set your intention and be productive.
- There are methods like Karuna and Metta, which are the best meditations for success of the social or relationship kind.
- And there are methods like Smiling Buddha Technique, which are excellent for spiritual and emotional triumphs.
- Plus, any meditative practice in general will fill you with positive energy to create your ideal day.
- Then there are guided meditations and visualizations for abundance, prosperity and wealth. These can also help provide positive encouragement and confidence.
- The majority of methods reduce negative emotions and self doubt, which can impact professional life and reduce motivation.
- Techniques that either open your mind or target your Sacral Chakra can boost creativity.
- Mindfulness improves hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and amygdala, parts of the brain involved with working memory, increase gray matter, and improve cognition, emotional regulation, and learning. Naturally this helps you to complete tasks in your job or business. Overall, the brain works more effectively.
- With meditation, you can reprogram your brain to achieve your goals, whether in business, relationships, personal development, or anywhere.
No wonder successful business leaders like Jeff Weiner [CEO, LinkedIn], Ray Dalio [founder, Bridgewater Associates] and Arianna Huffington [founder, The Huffington Post] all meditate, and success expert Tony Robbins advocates the practice.
Meditation trains the mind for success and helps us overcome obstacles on the way to our goals.
Everyone can be successful. Sure, some people are born into it, and others need to work significantly harder to get there. But ultimately, triumph is within us all, and it begins with your mindset.
Success coach Brian Tracy says, “Regardless of what it is you want to accomplish, the path to success must begin by adopting the right mindset.”
With meditation, you can build the mindset for success, and as Lao Tzu said, “Correct your mind and the rest of your life will fall into place”.
But which are the absolute best meditations for success in life, and how should you use them?
Let’s take a look.
The Best Types Of Meditation For Success In Life [with scripts]
1: Guided Meditation For Success In Life
2: Visualize success
Have you ever noticed how much of your success is determined by your creative mind?
If you want to be successful, you have visualize your way to triumph. You’ve got to see a pathway in your life that will lead you from where you are to where you want to be.
Tony Robbins says, “When you are truly able to visualize your goals, you’ll be happy within yourself. Rather than focusing on what you get from the world and other people, you’ll be able to give instead.”
To properly visualize our success we need to be able to think creatively because we need to create pathways from where we are now to our ultimate goal
Thankfully, meditation can help. There are some potent, creative-meditations that will help you to visualize your success. To get started, read my guide to meditation for creativity.
2: Samatha for focusing on goals
Let me ask you a question: how much more would you achieve if you were able to focus and concentrate all the time? Probably a lot, right?
There are Buddhist meditations that can massively increase your focus and concentration so you can get more done at work, at school, or whatever you’re doing.
One of the best techniques is Samatha.
Samatha is a Buddhist meditation where you focus 100% of your mind on a specific object. This trains you to focus on one thing at a time so that you can concentrate at work and get more done. Your productivity will skyrocket if you train yourself in Samatha.
Do you ever find yourself drifting away in your mind, losing yourself in thoughts, and watching the clock tick by while you’re… someplace else?
I used to waste so much time and energy being lost in my head. Then I started using mindfulness.
Mindfulness is the art (science?) of staying in the present moment. When you’re mindful, you’re focusing on what you’re doing, which is enormous because scientific research shows that the average person spends 45% of their time focusing on something other than what they’re doing. Bummer.
Mindfulness helps you to stay in the moment and to focus on what you’re doing. Obviously, this makes you far more productive and you actually get stuff done instead of trying to work while watching Sponge Bob (what?! It’s just me…?!)
Writing for Success.com, Matt Tenney says, ” The reason mindfulness training has so many benefits is that it results in an optimally functioning mind. Everything we do, or fail to do, is the result of how our mind functions.”
Mindfulness is one of the best meditations for success because it makes you focus on what you’re doing.
If you’ve ever done insight meditation, you will have experienced that moment when the clouds roll back, and for the first time in your life you see clearly.
Insight techniques let you see inside your own mind, which is significant because there are often negative thought patterns that are preventing you from being successful.
With insight techniques like Vipassana and Ajna chakra meditation, you can see what’s occurring in your own mind and adjust your mindset so it’s aligned for success. And that’s why insight methods are some of the best meditations for success in life.
5: Any Meditation That Makes You More Intelligent
Naturally, a substantial element of success is intelligence, and particularly business intelligence.
There are many ways meditation makes you more intelligent. They include the fact that meditation makes you more emotionally intelligent and also improves cognitive functioning. For instance, the Buddhist practice of Vipassana increases self-awareness, which in turn boosts emotional intelligence as well as cognitive abilities (because it clarifies our thoughts).
There are numerous ways in which meditation boosts intelligence, and there are various methods to try.
6: Chakra Dhyana
Chakra meditation is a yogic form of meditation with its routes in Hinduism. There are seen chakras (energy centres) in the body, and each offers unique benefits, ranging from increased creativity to improved cognitive functioning.
Balancing the seven chakras is a potent way of establishing optimum performing and wellbeing, and thereby is imperative for success.
There are many different ways to use chakra meditations for success in life. For business success for instance, it’s a wise idea to activate the crown chakra, and for relationship-success the heart chakra is imperative.
7: Overcome the fear of being successful
Fear is the number one barrier stopping you from becoming successful.
That’s why one of the best ways to use meditation for success in life is to erase fear from your mind.
Think about it.
What’s stopping you from success? If you think about this question you will most likely find that it is some form of fear—for instance, you’re afraid to ask for a raise in case you lose your current job.
Many people even fear success itself. For instance, people who have “imposter syndrome”—a “distortion” of thinking that makes people believe they’re incompetent, unintelligent and lazy.
Your fears are roadblocks holding you back from achieving your goals.
When you face a fear, you have two choices. Choice one is to run away from the fear. You don’t go to the dentist because you’re worried about your teeth. So your teeth continue to worsen until a minor problem is suddenly a root canal.
Choice two is to overcome the fear and act despite it. You go to the dentist and get your teeth done. Maybe it hurts a little, ickle bit. But soon the problem is completely done and dusted.
So which strategy is going to be better for you in the long run? Facing the fear, of course.
However, it is not always easy to overcome fear.
One strategy is to imagine what would happen after your worst fear comes true. This is a cognitive-behavioural therapy technique that trains the mind to see that even if the worst happens life will still carry on.
Above we looked at the best meditations for success in life and the scripts so you can do them. There are so many ways to use meditation for personal achievement.
Meditation can make you more intelligent, more sociable, wiser, and more productive. In fact, as a meditation teacher, I would wager that meditation is about the best thing you can do to help yourself become successful.
Which are your favourite meditations for success in life?
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