It is a thought process which encompasses creative and critical thinking skills for the purpose of solving problems, progressing human potential, and manifesting life goals.
Why do I want to be a Powerful Thinker?
It will allow you to capture what we call Self-Mastery. Self-Mastery is the ability to understand and be aware of one’s own emotions, desires, skills, talents, weaknesses, needs and thoughts all at the same time. With this full understanding of yourself, you will be able to effectively and unregrettably make life fulfilling decisions that will benefit you and those you care about in a positive and possibly life changing way.
How do I become a Powerful Thinker?
First by learning. Then by implementing. Then by learning again. Next, by implementing once more. Possibly at this point you can start teaching a little bit of what you now understand, but ultimately you will spend a lifetime as a student; for the Master never stops learning.
What should I learn in order to be a Powerful Thinker?
Everything you want to know. More specifically, you should learn how to learn. Learning requires an open mind. If you go into any learning environment with the intention of forgetting all that you encounter, then you will do just that. If you open a book and immediately disagree with the opening statement, you may not gain a proper understanding for the rest of the text. Whether it is a book, video, podcast, lecture, seminar or webinar, always go into it with an open mind. If you don’t agree with something, ask yourself why and then promise yourself that you will dig further into the material to understand why the teacher believes they are correct in their statement. Who knows, you might end up changing your mind.
What kind of subjects help with Powerful Thinking?
At Grip Work Gear, we believe all subjects are important to fully reach your peak as a Powerful Thinker, but for the case of Self-Mastery we want to point you towards subjects that deal with motivation, dream building, communication, body language, human psychology, marriage, sex, health, fitness, relationships, friendships, masterminds, leadership, selflessness, branding, entrepreneurship, spirituality, meditation, emotional intelligence, listening skills, speaking skills, self-respect, finances, wealth creation, creativity, business, organization, mentoring, human nature, history, and love.
What books should I read to become a Powerful Thinker?
Of course the amount of thought building books is endless, but we usually try to stick to the rule of “highly recommended.” It could be a highly recommended author, a Best-Selling book, or recommended by a highly respected individual. Since there are so many books out there, you won’t be missing much if you only read highly recommended literature for they are infinite and still growing in number. If you are new to the Self-Mastery game then we highly recommend you start with these books:
What should I look for in a Powerful Thinking mentor?
There are 2 types of mentors. The ones you know/communicate personally with and the ones you learn from at a distance. Both are necessary and effective. It’s always better to be able to speak with your mentors face to face or on the phone, but we don’t all have that luxury. Especially when it comes to big time individuals who don’t have the time to spend coaching other people individually. Either way, when looking for a mentor, be sure that they are living a life that you would like to live. The truer this is for any particular mentor you have, the more you should listen and follow them. If it’s somebody you know personally and they only have a couple of things in their life that you desire, spend just enough time to learn what you need to know from them and try not to overstay your welcome. Otherwise, you may absorb some habits that you didn’t intend.
Who would be a great Powerful Thinker to follow?
Like books, there are plenty of great mentors to follow out there. It really depends on what you are looking to improve in your life the most. Personalities and values always play a factor. You will need to base any possible local mentors on what you feel you are lacking and value for your own life. When it comes to finding a distant mentor through social media, books, seminars, and webinars, here are some of our top picks:
The day you start dedicating yourself to learning is the day you become a Powerful Thinker. Think of your mind like a computer. When you have the latest and greatest software running, your computer is superb in its everyday functions. You don’t want to go too long without upgrading your iPhone right? Otherwise you might start running into some unappreciated system glitches. Same goes for your mind. If you stop upgrading your thinking, it will become harder for you to progress through life and you may ultimately end up like the scratched disk in your DVD player, stuck on the same scene. Like the glitch in your Instagram App, if Apple didn’t allow for upgrades your IG App would continue to run into problems that eventually would either shut down the whole app or discourage users from keeping their accounts. You don’t want to be caught with the same software this time next year, I promise your life will not improve.
What is the ultimate goal of a Powerful Thinker?
To achieve Self-Mastery. To spend your day exactly the way you intended, that is Self-Mastery. To respond and react to life exactly the way you would have wanted is Self-Mastery. To not regret any of today’s actions is Self-Mastery. It is not being perfect or correct all the time, it’s being perfectly correct in how you chose your actions based on what you knew and what resources you had today. Every day is a battle for Self-Mastery. Mastering 100 days in a row won’t guarantee that you will Master today, but being a Powerful Thinker will increase your chances.
Mel Jones’ Powerful Thinking Advice:
Read powerful books/articles every day, listen to powerful audios/videos every day, write every day, recite a quote every day, learn something new every day, teach someone every day, find an epic moment every day, smile every day, and ask questions every day.