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How to Take Charge of Your Productivity is all summarize in one “Take Charge Of your daily agenda by taking Control of Your Mind”.
Our current human species have been classified as Homo-Sapiens-Sapiens. Maybe that reminds you, your high school biology or archeology classes. If not, never mind, it stems from Latin, describing Human (Homo) Knowing (Sapiens) Knowing (Sapiens).
The two “sapiens” have been assigned to your current human race to describe our higher intellectual faculties over different species on this earth plane. Which is where lies our most important freedom that 95% of our population haven’t taken advantage of yet?
Most of us are still in an imprisoned mental fogginess, leading to a lack of awareness, which impede our productivity in any of our endeavor.
Being Productive, means to produce towards a targeted goal, while moving forward and progressing-(which means productivity IS measured not only toward a result/outcome, but most importantly towards a desired/wanted outcome).
As you read the following parts, I want to share a unique perspective that made me think differently and appreciate our freedom differently. I have been rereading the triune perspective.
The triune Brain evolution revealed through Paul Mclean since 1960, has had different pro and cons into its interpretation; however one thing is sure, it’s been rooted in many traditions(from ancients tradition, or philosophers, Plato, Sufism, Kabballah, etc..);
The Neurologist, Mclean refers to three brains as the neocortex or neo-mammalian brain, the limbic or paleo-mammalian system, and the reptilian brain, the brainstem and cerebellum.
The oldest brain, or reptilian brain is on the survival scale, obsessive, compulsive, on a defensive. It takes care of our autonomic functions, such as breathing, heartbeat and controlling muscles.
The limbic system or second brain is the old mammalian which deals with emotions and instincts, feeding, fighting, fleeing, and sexual behavior. It’s the primary location of emotion, attention, and affective (significant emotion-events) memories. The area include the hypothalamus, hippocampus, and amygdala.
Transitioning with the third brain, the limbic has vast interconnections with the neocortex, so that brain functions are not either purely limbic or purely cortical but a mixture of both.
So, the neocortex is why we are called sapiens, sapiens- because the neocortex is about two thirds of our total brain mass. It’s what provides, the higher cognitive functions which distinguish Man from the animals. A man without a cortex is a vegetable while some animals like mouse can still function (at least apparently).
Faculties like intuition, higher reasoning, big picture, vision, imagination are in motor in the neocortex.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, that gift we’ve had had been used or misused by people that have known the power of this.
Apparently a lot of people think they know about its power, but the reality is not everybody is aware of its power (only the 5% of population really know the power of it’s) – because the people that know the power of this are the masters of this world.
Those are the people throughout human history that have shown mastery in their lives. In the endeavor they have chosen to excel into. From religious sages, prophets, to kings, and presidents, to famous athletes.
Name like Abraham Lincoln, or Winston Churchill, or Martin Luther Jr, or Mahatma Gandhi have been revered into their “productivity”. It’s because they have understood the most important thing” To take possession of their mind.
In fact, in the turn of last century, the wealthiest man on the planet (Andrew Carnegie), had tasked Napoleon Hill to write about the common traits about all the richest men in America.
At that time Napoleon Hill, summarized Carnegie wisdom in two sentences-
There are Penalties– and they are the Prices one must pay for neglecting to take possession of one’s own mind-Ill Health, Fear & worry, Indecision and Doubt, Frustration and Discouragement throughout life, Poverty and want, Envy, Greed, Jealousy, Anger, Hatred and superstition.
On the Other side- The Riches you may enjoy if you take possession of your own mind and direct it to ends of your own choice-Sound Health, Peace of Mind, A labor of Love of your own choice, Freedom from fear and worry, A Positive mental attitude, Material riches of your own choice and quantity.
As I read Ancient philosophies from Plato, up to sacred books, to nowadays psychologies, it occurred to me that I thought I had understood the power of taking charge of my own freedom.
It felt very humbling for me to realize that I’m on that journey seeking mastery. As it is the first step is awareness.
Are you up on that upward journey with me?
Next week we’ll be discussing some of the active practice and daily practices how it’s been used by the masters of this world (both for their own good and benefits).
Stay tuned, Till Next time, Live your Power, with Purpose, Passion and Prosperity