In this guide, I’ll share all the best types of meditations for success in life, with scripts.
When you use these meditations you will develop the mindset for success so you can achieve your goals. 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 Use Meditation For Success In Life
There are more than 31 types of meditation. And the vast majority of them are helpful for success in life in different ways.
You can use methods like Vipassana and Samatha to help you focus at work and reduce negative thoughts, such as thoughts about previous failures. These can also help you set your intention and be productive. You can use methods like Karuna and Metta, which are the best meditations for success of the social or relationship kind. Finally, there are methods like Smiling Buddha Technique, which are excellent for spiritual and emotional triumphs.
Virtually all meditative practices will help to create positive energy that can fuel you towards success.
Tim Ferriss (4 Hour Work Week) has done over two hundred interviews with CEOs, artists, actors, influencers, and authors, and he has stated that out of everyone he has interviewed, 90% practice meditation of various kinds. Some used guided meditation for success, others used visualizations, and some used Buddhist methods. But a whopping 90% meditate. Why?
Meditation helps with success because of the effect it has on the brain.
Mindfulness improves the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and amygdala according to an article on Scientific American. These are parts of the brain involved with working memory, increase gray matter, cognition, emotional regulation, and learning. Of course, you can imagine how a stronger would helpful in cultivating success.
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 advocate the practice. But you don’t have to be famous or rich to meditate. 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. 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]
*You can find scripts for all mentioned meditation techniques via our main menu.
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 goal
Thankfully, meditation can help. Specifically, you can use creative meditations to visualize your success. If you’d like to do this, read my guide to meditation for creativity.
Start with this visualization meditation for success in life.
- Sit comfortably with good posture. Make sure your spine is straight and relaxed. Close your eyes and begin to breathe through your nose.
- Watch your breath moving through your body. Observe the breath with pure awareness and a non-judgment.
- Bring to mind the success you would like to create. Imagine what your life would be like if you achieved this success. Truly visualize precisely how you would think and feel if you were successful.
- Now, this is the important bit that a lot of people get wrong. Your mind will create obstacles. You will become aware of the things that are preventing you from being successful. This is important because you need to acknowledge those obstacles to overcome them. When your mind produces an obstacle, acknowledge it. Say, “Yes, this is an obstacle on my way to success.” Then say, “This is how I will overcome this obstacle.” Then visualize overcoming the obstacle and moving towards success.
- Continue for twenty minutes.
2: Samatha for focusing on goals
Let me ask you a question: If you could concentrate all the time, how much more would you achieve? 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. If you train in Samatha, your productivity will skyrocket.
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 exercises such as Jon Kabat Zinn’s Body Scan meditation help you to stay in the moment and 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 types of meditation for success in life 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. For starters, meditation makes you more emotionally intelligent. Secondly, it 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. In fact, Siegfried Othmer [former president, neurofeedback division of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback], researched the effects of meditation on intelligence using neurofeedback and brainwave training and found that meditation increase IQ by an average of 23 per cent.
6: Chakra Meditation for success in various fields
Chakra meditation is a yogic form of meditation with its routes in Hinduism. There are seven 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. In fact, bestselling self-improvement guru Jack Canfield said, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
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 them believe they’re incompetent, unintelligent, and lazy.
Your fears are roadblocks holding you back from achieving your goals.
When you face fear, you have two choices. Firstly, you can 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. Secondly, you can 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 overall? 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 the best way to make yourself successful.
Which are your favourite meditations for success in life?