7 Best Meditation Techniques For Success In Life

There are so many different ways to use meditation for success in life.

Of the 31 major types of meditation, most of them are helpful for success in life.

  • There are methods like Vipassana and Samatha, which help you focus at work.
  • 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.

Everyone can be successful. Sure, some people are born into it and others need to work a lot harder to get there. But ultimately, triumph is within us all, and it begins with your 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, and how should you use them?

Let’s take a look.

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The Best Meditation Techniques For Success In Life 

1. For Creative Achievements 

Have you ever noticed how much of your success is determined by your creative mind?

If you want to be successfully, you must be able to 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. And that kind of visualization requires creativity.

Thankfully, meditation can help. There are some seriously powerful creative-meditations for success. Take a look at this tutorial on using 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. This is a Buddhist meditation where you focus 100% of your mind on a specific object. Try this and other meditations for concentration.

3. Mindfulness 

Do you ever find yourself drifting away in your own 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 huge 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 actually watching Sponge Bob (what?! It’s just me…?!)

Mindfulness is one of my best meditations for success because it makes you focus on what you’re doing.

You can read my article on getting into mindfulness here.

4. Insight 

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. This is huge because there are often negative thought patterns that are prevent you from being successful.

With insight techniques you can see what’s occurring in your own mind and adjust your mindset so it’s aligned for success. And that’s why, for me, insight methods are some of the best meditations for success in life.  

5. Any Meditation That Makes You More Intelligent

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.

Thing is: most meditations make you more intelligent in one way or another, so it’s hard to pin-point one specific meditation for technique for success in school of other forms of success that require smarts.

For me personally, I find that Vipassana (sitting quietly to monitor your thoughts and feelings) makes me more intelligent because it highlights my more stupid side—by which I mean thoughts are unhelpful or just plain wrong.

Whatever kind of success you’re looking for in life, intelligence will help, right? That’s why some of the best meditation techniques for success are ones that target your intelligence.

Learn about how it makes you smarter here.


6. Chakra  

Chakra meditation is a powerful meditation techniques that helps with many areas of your body, mind and spirit.

For instance, activating the sacral chakra will boost our creativity, while activating the ajna (third eye) chakra will improve insight.

When all our chakra are balanced we enter our optimum state, a state in which we are much more likely to be successful.

There are many different ways to use chakra meditation techniques for success. The link above shares the best of them.

7. Overcome the fear of being successful

Fear is the number one thing stopping people from becoming successful.

That’s why one of the best ways to use meditation for success 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 [1

Your fears are roadblocks holding you back from achieving what you want to achieve. 

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 get worse until a minor problem is suddenly a root canal.

Choice two is to overcome the fear and act in spite of 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.

Take a look at my guide to stopping fear or more on this.


Above we looked at the best meditations for success in life. 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 favorite meditations for success in life?

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Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a yoga teacher, meditation teacher and writer. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.

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