Here’s an interesting question from a student:
“One thing that worries me a lot is that i have nothing to do in the maximum part of day so I just browse netflix and YouTube. I know the importance of having a active mind for charisma. Can an active mind be achieved without having many activities to do?”
An active mind is not absolutely related to external activities, but to an activity of the mind.
You can have a powerful active mind and not move from a single spot all day.
With that said, I doubt your mind is very active or your concentration sharp when browsing netflix and youtube your whole day.
This usually signifies a completely PASSIVE mind since those type of activities are perfectly designed to capture your attention, so you end up “losing yourself” as you are doing it.
While an occasional browsing is not a big deal, spending most of your day in this type of state is a different matter.
As we’ve spoken before, concentration, active mindset and a mastery over your own attention is an important aspect of magnetism, we even have a whole training dedicated to these aspects – that’s how important we consider them.
It’s not usual to have your whole day in passive and dull mindset, then get to a social gathering at the end of the day and be very active and magnetic. Your dull mind will accompany you in that social gathering, making your magnetism very weak.
But even if it wasn’t related to magnetism, an active mind and concentration are important traits to achieve any kind of success in the world.
I’m not sure what success are you expecting to achieve in the world if most of your day is spent passively in front of the tv or computer allowing online applications to control your mind.
With that said, if you don’t have important life activities to perform that stimulate your mind and energy, you’ll need to get more involved and more in control of your own life.
If you don’t know what you want to do, then experiment with different activities/jobs/relationships until you find something interesting and worthwhile to place your attention on.
What will happen in the future – if nothing changes – is that other people will always be in the control of your own life and mind since you are easily giving them away.
The only alternative is YOU being in control. Is YOU taking charge and doing something where your energy not only increases as you are doing it, but it completely rejuvenates and refreshes you.
Something that increases your power and not take it away.