Take a New Path… POMR!

Take a New Path… POMR!

It is that time of the year again…

The good ole’ New Year’s Resolutions. Lose weight, Change jobs, Make more $$$, etc… 

I have mixed feelings about NYR’s. It is such a great opportunity to take advantage of many people at one time motivated for change. But, based on the numbers, many MANY people don’t succeed. And I believe I know why.

What is the definition of insanity again?
Doing the same things you’ve always done and expecting different results.

I say this a ton, but please allow me to repeat myself. Everyday you make choices. And throughout each day you make many many choices. And where you are at in life today (your current waistline, business/job success, relationship strength and bank account balance) is directly because of those MILLIONs of choices you have made up to this point in your life.

Let’s try something different for the rest of 2014 and into 2015 and see what happens…

Here’s a simple formula:
When in doubt, choose the harder task or what you don’t want to do, because that is usually exactly what you should do. Take the Path Of MOST Resistance.

Put it this way: If you are disappointed in any area of your life, whatever choices you have been making aren’t working.

Here is the force you are fighting: You and your brain are creatures of habit. You simply talk yourself into taking the easy, low resistance and comfortable route. Like the pull of a rushing river, your unconscious habits continue to take you downstream in the wrong direction. To change your direction you will need to swim upstream, against the resistance of the rushing river, against your habitual tendency.

Low Resistance:
Going along with the gossip
Surrendering to peer pressure
Saying yes to needless obligations
Submitting to the crying demands of your children
Starting your new program on “Monday” or “Jan 1st (instead of today)
Reacting in anger
Holding a grudge
Giving the ‘silent treatment’
Eating all the Puppy Chow (instead of 1 piece:)

High Resistance:
Going to CPM when you are tired from a long day at work
Going to CPM when your bed feels like heaven and you don’t want to get up.
Forgiving someone who wronged you
Feeling the fear and doing it anyway
Admitting you were wrong and apologizing
Ordering the salad when you want the fries
Calling that big, scary big prospect (again and again)

If you want to finally obtain what’s missing from your life, you need to stop always doing what you feel like doing and start doing the things that make you uncomfortable, the stuff you avoid, and the things that you think are hard.

If you dedicate yourself to only doing the things you don’t want to do, all day long, your results would shock and amaze you and everyone around you!

Make a list of the things you avoid, postpone and hate doing, but you know you should. If you attack those today, your life will change. What’s uncomfortable is good. It only feels wrong at the start because you have an automatic bias toward the easy. Fight that tendency. Swim upstream. Take the path of most resistance.

Put in the COMMENTS NOW! What three things do you NOT want to do, but you will commit to doing today? Did I Mention to Tell us in the comments below:)

The O-Board Says…

A. Front squat Build Up
6 Rounds Every 90 sec
5 Front Squats

B. 2 rounds for time of:
10 Front Squats
10 Burpee Pullups (Muscle-Ups)

Post by Chris; @cmoknows