Personal Power Rituals

These are the Kim’s Notes version of a talk on personal power rituals in a Tony Robbins’ Ultimate Edge course. With my background in myths, legends and folklore, I know a ritual is basically a habit. Building better habits is a great way to improve your life conditions.

A ritual is a series of actions done in a particular order. Rituals are great for focusing the mind. Rituals also create a transitional space which helps shift your focus from one area to another. A personal power ritual helps you show up as your best self for the people you love.

Let’s say, for example, you had a stressful day at work. When you come home, you bring that stress with you. The emotional state you bring into any situation will shape how you feel and react in those situations. You might wind up snapping at someone because you’re still holding onto your stress.

If, however, you had a short ritual that could shift you from work-mind to home-mind, and could help you release any negative thoughts or feelings you’re lugging about. Then, you could not only shift your focus, but also shift your entire emotional state, and have more positive interactions and experiences.

I encourage you to design your own personal ritual which will allow you to centre yourself and be in a resourceful state. Rituals become habits and habits determine your results. Make sure your ritual is empowering.

There are no hard and fast rules about creating a personal power ritual. As the title suggests, it’s personal. Keeping that in mind, try experimenting with incorporating some of the following:

  • Get out of bed immediately without hitting the snooze button because you want the first decision of the day to be committed to action rather than a pain avoidance tactic.
  • At least 5 minutes of moving and breathing exercises to change state
  • Try breathing in for a count of 4, holding for a count of 4, breathing out for a count of 4, and holding for a count of 4.
  • Think of at least 3 things you’re grateful for, and keep changing them up.
  • Say an affirmation, more on affirmations in a minute.
  • Commit to doing the ritual daily – at least once a day, but feel free to do it anytime you need to re-centre yourself.

What we believe is important, our values, create our beliefs about the world and how it works.

Our beliefs, in turn, generate our ideas, desires and judgements, our thoughts.

In their turn, thoughts create our feelings and the meanings we give to things.

Ultimately, feelings determine our behaviors, the steps we take, our actions.

Values –> Beliefs –> Thoughts –> Feelings –> Actions = Your Results in Life

Values beget beliefs. Beliefs direct thoughts. Thoughts create feelings. Feelings inspire actions, and your actions become your results in life.

If you really want to live with passion and purpose, start thinking about the following questions:

Ask Yourself:

  •  What do I love?
  •  What am I good at?
  •  What can I be paid for?
  •  What does the world need?

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