We Are Who We Say We Are ….
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” –Tony Robbins
I was recently watching a Ted Talk with Tony Robbins as the speaker. He was talking about how we can train our brain to think like a successful person just as easily as we can train our brain to be mediocre. This is all possible with the words we tell ourselves day in and day out, the people we surround ourselves with, and the books and associations we keep.
Where ever we are in our life we can always strive to get better. You watch very successful people like Warren Buffett or Donald Trump they are addicted to personal growth. It doesn’t matter what the size of their bank account is, it is their drive to continue to grow and challenge themselves that keeps their fire burning.
It is very easy to coast through life. Work our 9 -5 job, and make excuses for why we don’t or shouldn’t do things. We start good habits i.e… a new workout routine, a good healthy eating plan, a new hobby and we get all fired up, and then it starts to get hard or we lose focus and we go right back to “what is comfortable”.
The key is to continue each day to take yourself out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to do at least one thing each day that is uncomfortable.
If you listen to any of the great leaders they say the key to success is to do the small things day in and day out that make you uncomfortable to get you to where you want to be. These uncomfortable tasks might just be to talk to your local barista and ask them how their day is going, maybe add a little more weight to your workout than you are “used” to, or read a book that is going to challenge your mind.
These do not seem to be such big tasks, so why are we so afraid?
I recently decided to take a 90 day challenge of my own and write ten things I love about myself each day for 90 days. I got out my pen and paper first thing in the am last week and began to write. I tell clients to do this for me all the time, so I thought it would be a very quick and easy process and I would move on to my next task … Well I was in complete disbelief to learn it took me 30 minutes to write down ten things! How could that be?
I looked at my habits in my recent months and the answer was crystal clear. I was so focused on what everyone else was doing, I lost site on myself and my goals for myself. Instead of creating good habits for myself I had “allowed” excuses, negative thoughts, and bad habits to be my focus.
I am now on day 5 of my writing and it is much easier to write ten things now. I also notice that when those negative thoughts or habits want to creep back in, I can over power them with the positive because I have clarity of what that is!
So I challenge you CPM’ers, to take yourself out of your comfort zone and really begin to peel off the layers to get to the best “you” that you can be!
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Posted by: Annie