What is Inner Work?
Through his various leadership platforms, Justin Thorstad often talks about the “inner work” that people need to do throughout the journey toward becoming their best self. But what exactly is inner work and how is it done?
Inner work begins with just that: looking inward — versus to an outside source — to find strength, peace, motivation, love… whatever one is striving to achieve. Because it starts first within each individual. Though The Agent Evolution workshops, Justin teaches: “We ourselves are always the answer, and by gaining more power over our thoughts, we can then direct our attention to what we truly desire to create. The level of clarity that can come through can be profound for some.”
Oftentimes inner work equates to meditation, quiet reflection time or journaling through which people can think about and harness their energy toward what they truly want and who they truly want to become. Through this daily ritual, people can start to manifest those things and become that person. By moving through life using sheer willpower to “make” things happen, people can become burnt out or even disenchanted with their previous passions. Instead, Justin encourages people to use inner work to bring their light and their energy to their present being. In this state of being, people can become accountable for who they choose to show up as — and they can choose to show up bigger in all areas of their lives.
Learning to rewire the thought process can help people think more powerfully, embrace their inner light and create their biggest desires from a place of true alignment. Dedicating some time to getting in tune with one’s inner voice, inner thoughts — the ones that bring fear or anxiety or doubt — is a great step towards transitioning to one’s biggest and best self. Learning to reprogram the brain to focus on the things that people are striving to achieve, and acting as though those “wishes” have already been granted (such as being thankful for them even if they have yet to be accomplished), can serve to manifest them in real life.
Gratitude is a huge part of inner work and it should be practiced daily. Justin himself practices gratitude by giving thanks every morning for 10 things — five of which are already in place (these are the same five things every day), and then five more things that he wishes to attract or achieve. The key is showing gratitude as if that second set of five things already exists. Inner work is something that can and should be practiced daily as people work towards becoming their best selves. Justin encourages everyone to give it a try!