Self-improvement doesn’t work out for most people because they don’t know how actions translate to results that feed more forward action.
And actions can begin with a tiny little shift in attitude. If you just stop grinding on, mentally, about how bad things are going to be.
You actually don’t have to believe anything. Just unbelieve the garbage you’ve been feeding yourself and get moving.
What can yield the fastest results for someone looking to make a change?
- Attitude (instant)
- Food, water, fasting (days to weeks)
- Exercise/working out (days to months)
- Thinking, mentality, systems etc. (months and years)
- Skill acquisition and work experience (many months and years)
Most people fixate on the most difficult, most uncertain, most time-consuming thing: career and education. No wonder so many become fat miserable failures.
When in fact you want to get going from the simplest and the fastest, which is attitude. You can change that this very moment.
Understand that mind is movement.
That’s how you got your big sapiens brain.
Literally that is where it evolved FROM and what it evolved FOR.
Mind is made of movement. So if you want to change how it works – and permanently – where should you invest the most to get the most solid results?
Think of your attitude, feelings, emotions as internal movement – the sort that you have the most control over. You can literally choose how to feel at one moment regardless of what’s happening around you. Simply decide to feel in the specific way that serves you best. All it takes is effort and Awareness.
(Note that repressing or denying your feelings is the wrong way to be in charge. Awareness is necessary to assert control. You must understand your spontaneous feelings to be able to choose your feelings consistently.)
Your intentional stance, when practiced persistently, physically rewires your brain.
You reinforce this practice by choosing deliberately the food and the physical movement your brain is literally made of. Think of the mind this way: the food is the bricks and the action is the mortar that organizes them in the desired shape.
Stop the self-defeating thinking, stop having sugary breakfast cereals and go do half an hour of cardio every day.
Beginning isn’t hard. It really isn’t.
Focus on the action as an outcome in itself, not on the results.
And the payoffs are almost instantaneous. Yes, you can still get unsettled from facing a new situation and adjusting to basic fasting dynamics. But you also have the energy of immediate positive experience to lean on.
Everything you do should have movement embedded at the earliest stage possible, however small that movement may be. Movement allows your instincts to kick in – and tell you if it feels right before you’ve had a chance to overthink it.
Like all things, reading your instincts is something you have to learn. And train.
You’ll make a lot of mistakes but it’s worth it.
When you want to make big and permanent change to your life, you start with the movement, the foundation of the edifice. Then use thinking, books to amplify it and refine it: the roof, the windows, the furniture etc.
What can you do RIGHT NOW?
Change how you feel about yourself and the world around you.
This is not about believing anything. It’s the simple observation that you can keep feeling like mediocre garbage or choose to feel otherwise. If you want to stay stuck, you should unsubscribe because these emails will shake the loser attitude out of you.
This is what attitude is about. How you approach yourself, your life, the world around you.
Stop thinking the worst – unless you do it deliberately to inure yourself.
Overthinking it helped no-one. Think BIG instead. You’ve got nothing to lose from that.
Then do something about it. Let it be a little step. And maybe even a ‘safe’ one. Plot your global domination as soon as you get the rush of having accomplished something towards it. Such as skipping sugar and breakfast.
This is how you begin. And there’s no end to it.
Sky’s the limit?
No, it isn’t.
Not at all.
THERE IS NO LIMIT.
Last night I had a choice. I could stay home. Because it was raining cats and dogs. Because I had been drinking and writing all day. Because I didn’t feel like shaving and showering and going out on a noisy Friday night, and after 20 hours of work. Because the woman I want is almost certainly taken. The excuses were infinite.
I chose otherwise. I chose what I knew was Right, what was ‘true’ to who I am and who I want to be. And this entire missive wrote itself on the dumbphone. With Her right here.
This is what life is like when every day is better than the next.
You go big or go graveyard.
Keys to Power:
- Your attitude – chosen intentionally – is the fastest way to direct your action, improve your outcomes and change your life.
- You are not your feelings. Instead of serving your feelings, choose to feel in the way that best serves you and your Vision of Yourself.
- You can choose how you feel about anything and in spite of everything. Just be Aware of your feelings and take an intentional stance to shape them deliberately.