Mental WOD 30: The Golden Rule on Steroids…

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I was watching the OWN channel last night. For those of you that don’t know it is Oprah’s channel. She has a series of show’s called her master’s class where she interviews the top of the food chain celebrity’s and entrepreneur’s. It is an in depth look at their lives and philosophy’s on life.

My mother-in-law had a few episodes on TiVo so we watched a couple of them. The one that stuck out for me was when Oprah did the episode on herself. That show was very powerful and the big take a away I took was here phrase, “The Golden Rule on Steroids”.

“You gotta take responsibility for the space you hold here…Understand that the third law of motion which says for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction? That is my religion. That is the fundamental construct of my religion. And by that I mean, I know that every thought that I think, every thought that I have, that moves into action is going to create an equal and opposite reaction. So everything that I put out into the world is going to come back. It’s the golden rule on steroids. The golden rule on steroids, it’s true.


We are what we focus on (THINK, READ AND WHO WE HANG WITH). If we focus on what we are NOT getting or achieving in our lives. Then that is exactly what we will get. Opportunities will come our way (they may even fall in our lap) and if we are not looking for them, we will never see it. So then how would we be able to take advantage of it?!?!

If we focus on the good things we have and the good things we are striving to achieve then those very same opportunities that come are way, we will not only be able to see, we now have the opportunity to take advantage of them.

There is the old saying, “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity”. Opportunity is always there. We have opportunities coming our way all the time. I find opportunities can come as frequently as daily to weekly in our lives.

Three things happen when an opportunity come our way:

-We don’t see or hear it! The majority of people on this earth are in this place.
-We see and hear it, but we are not prepared and too scared to for it! A good number of people are in this place.
-We see it, hear it and are READY for it! These are the people you see that are HIGHLY successful.      The people you see on TV (like Oprah). The people you see that are resposible for the good going on in this world. The people that influence you to want to be better.

This week’s Mental WOD will help you create the, “Golden Rule on Steroids” in your life:

1-Start Journaling: Once a day is great! Every morning or evening.
2-In this journal, first write what you are THANKFUL for. Family, friends, job, opportunity, etc…
3-Write your GOALS. Follow the suggestions and click on that GOALS‘ to your LEFT.
4-HELP others achieve their goals.
5-Just DO IT! It is scary. Of course it’s going to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would be ripped, rich and happy…DUH!

These are 5 things that you can control in your life. No matter what happens, these 5 steps WILL make your life better. They WILL put you in a position to see all of the wonderful opportunities that are coming your way. And this time you will not only see them, but you can go get them NOW!

Go getta!