Does Meditation Make Entrepreneurs More Successful
I am trying to participate in Oprah and Deepak’s free 21 days of meditation. This is prompted by my desire to know for sure does meditation make entrepreneurs more successful. I am finding however that if I do not meditate FIRST thing in the morning, it does not happen. Wayne Dyer says “the daily practice of meditation is the single thing in [his] life that gives [him] a greater sense of well-being, increased energy,higher productivity at a more conscious level, more satisfying relationships, and a closer connection to God.” Like a lot of entrepreneurs, I want some of that in my life Then to my surprise, Russell Simmons made an appearance on a morning show to promote his new book, Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple.
One of his key messages is that you have to take the stillness from the mat into your life and into the work that you do. In a recent Entrepreneur post, Simmons said, “It’s also the most effective tool to help you achieve your goals.” The reasons he gives is that it makes you more focused and creative and will help you get over obstacles.
More profoundly Simmons quoted a Hindu scripture that says, “You have control over your work alone, never the fruit.”For him, “that means stop worrying about how much success you have (the fruit) and instead just stay focused on your work itself. Because when you embrace the process of your work, instead of focusing on the results, you’ll be much happier and do a much better job.”
I have plenty of instances as an entrepreneurial boomer when my ego suggested I was a failure. But in Wisdom of the Ages, Dyer says, that this is the best time to remind ourselves of our successes as leaders and to let our ego know that this is just something that happens on the path of successful leadership.
So here is what I propose to do over the course of the remaining 15 days of the Oprah and Deepak 21 days of Meditation in an effort to answer my own question of does meditation make entrepreneurs more successful:
1. Focus on my objectives for the day before I get up
2. Meditate within the first hour of rising
3. Be specific in my expressions of gratitude thorough-out