Meditation has helped me in my career in so many ways. But, I would like to dispel the myth that it is some sort of magic. You see the names of books by meditation gurus and self-help moguls like “Meditate your way to wealth”, and it seems like there is a direct line between meditating and making a million dollars. That’s not quite how it works, though when you get into meditation people may say it’s going to fix everything immediately. Meditation cannot make the things that you want appear out of thin air. What it can do is help you tap into your own skills that will help you make those things happen through work and real, tangible actions. Meditation can also help you get in touch with what it is that you really want. On a surface level, we think we all just want more money and more forward movement. But, that’s not really what would make us happy, nor do we actually know how to define forward movement—it means different things to different people. Here is how meditation can change the way you approach your career.
You focus on your experiences
You will focus more on how you feel when you do the work. How does your line of work, and the daily steps you take towards your goal, make you feel? What do you love about it? How would you describe your experience of it?