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21 Day Meditation with Deepak Chopra (Day 10): Learning how to measure what matters

Note: If you missed the first week of my meditation experience, scroll through the home page to review.

In Day 10 of the Meditation Experience, the Centering Thought is focused on measuring what matters.  The not-so-secret path of successful people is that they envision an end goal, they come up with a plan that allows for checks and balances along the way; they trim away things that do not produce results; and they understand that while they might lay out a map to get to the goal, that map will shift everyday and they can adjust as such.  But, it’s not just about what is on “paper” that matters.  It’s also being able to take 15-20 minutes a day to sit silently and internally measure how YOU are doing.  Are you in a good or a bad place?  Are you spending a little time everyday, working towards your goal? If not, are there barriers that can be removed to help you? Taking stock of your own progress is the biggest measure of successful people – those that do, stay in control.

This meditation presents itself as a lot of work but what it’s designed to do is help you clear your head so that you understand your priorities for that day, to help you get closer to achieving that goal.

This was an important meditation for me today.  I saw it as a kind of “next step” towards achieving my goal of becoming a published author.  It helped validate for me that achieving a goal is a process – it’s a marathon, not a sprint.  In meditating in the morning and then giving myself a list of daily priorities with a clear head (including writing/researching a little bit everyday), I begin to hold myself accountable for getting one step closer.  The more I accomplish, the better I feel and the more determined I am to keep on going.

With this meditation, which I plan on using over and over again, I have begun to visualize the finish line, something that both keeps me at peace and excites me.  I look forward to each and everyday and what milestones I’ll set for myself and ultimately, what I’ll achieve.