The Organised Mind
Updated: Jan 17
The organised mind is thinking straight,
when everyone else is drowning in information, stress & overwhelm.
It's the mind you want on your side when:
The average Australian spends 17 years of their life on their phone.
There are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day.
90% of the data in the world was generated in the last 2 years.
There has been more information generated in the last few years alone, than in all of human history before it.
Collectively there is more fear being exposed and driven into us.
1 in 3 women, and 1 in 5 men in Australia experience an anxiety disorder.
Our brains have not changed for this, so what are we doing for that?
“Make no mistake: Email, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter checking constitute a neural addiction” - Daniel J. Levitin
The organised mind is the key to your highest expression
and a healthy, fulfilling, prosperous life.
The Basics of Organising Your Mind
(Like a professional who has intentionally optimised their life and prospered).
3 Things You Need for Focus & Freedom:
1. Goal (Direction) - Clear vision/ desired outcome
2. Plan (Clarity) - Smaller goals/ daily process
3. Simplified Action (Easy Wins) - Low friction action to take, over & over.
Step 1 - Clear vision (as best you can), and take aim.
Life forms around your aim, and the mind naturally tends toward disorder.
So we need an aim first, to create an ordering of consciousness.
That aim can be adjusted along the way (as it should) evolution is natural, and no plan survives contact with reality.
Bring to life a goal, or desired outcome that aligns to your values.
Don't miss the values part (it's a hard lesson to learn) you want long term meaningful + inner drive and fulfilment.
Imagine driving a Ferrari to a job you hate, that takes all your time and energy away from what you really find meaningful.
Is that the success you want?
Step 2 - Create a Plan (clarity), and commit daily
Take your goal, vision or desired outcome and break it down into small daily steps you can take action on.
Let these small votes of action compound daily, and tally up at year end.
You realise we only set goals for direction, the process delivers the outcomes we want, and doesn't restrict our happiness.
People who pursue their curiosity + purpose over-time dominate.
There is no higher feat of success, then waking up and being able to intentionally plan and commit creatively to your life and what you find value & meaning in.
All problems are systematic, and can be solved by courageously pin pointing the problem and finding a way through.
Committing to a learning & growth process reduces the anxiety of the big picture.
Step 3 - Easy to Win Action, (simple) let it compound.
Make it low friction, with no distraction.
We are highly influenced by momentum.
We over estimate what's possible in a day, but underestimate the possibilities over 1, 5 & 10 years because of our short sighted thinking.
Success/ mastery is often 10 years in the same direction (10,000hrs) - play the long game, one day at a time. Win & be happy everyday.
Goal first focus + mentality can feel confronting and breeds anxiety. Take the smallest win of action thats right in front of you, and repeat.
When you have a desired outcome and know how to get there, with simple execution. It will put you into a state of flow, free of distraction/ procrastination.
The feedback centres of your brain will be positively reinforced around this action taking that is compounding toward your outcomes.