"(On a scale of 1-10) You were a 15—10 is too low a score for you. I don't think you realize what a big impact you had on us. You're a very powerful person and I will treasure the time we spent together."
What is the Monkey Mind?
The Monkey Mind is the endless stream of thoughts we have, mostly negative or unproductive. Say for example, you have 5,000 thoughts in an average day. Consider how many of the thoughts you had yesterday were focused on your goals and dreams, and how many were distracting, or worse?
Thoughts create images and trigger feelings. Those feelings run our lives. In order to achieve and sustain high performance, we must learn to manage those feelings.
Another way to describe feelings is energy, or state. In our discussion, state and feelings are used interchangeably. Learning to manage this energy is key. Your energy has many different levels, depending on how it’s managed and what we’re doing or thinking.
If you eat whole foods, get plenty of fresh water, rest and exercise, you’re energy will be much different than if you eat poorly, don’t work out, and sleep little. Likewise, your thoughts impact your health just as much, depending on what you think about.
Most people, most of the time have a mind that continually latches onto the past and jumps to the future. This is the Monkey Mind in full swing. It scatters our energy and leaves us vulnerable to doubts and fears.
The flip side of the Monkey Mind, one fully present and laser-focused, leads to creative thinking, better problem-solving, and superior results.