Think about it… What really can you control? When you get down to it, there’s damn little, but there’s one little thing you can control – and it’s big; YOU. Now I’m not talking all of you. I’m suggesting starting with a tiny part of you and growing it. It may sound strange, but it works. Here’s how. Now you might think controlling your own behavior is completely out of the realm of possibility, given unachieved goals, the millions you’ve wanted yet never seen, maybe a few extra pounds and God only knows what kinds of strange behaviors you might have cookin’. The problem usually is that we start to far ahead (ex: I want to lose 20 lbs, I want to make a million dollars…). In all things we’ve ever seen, the best first step is backwards. Yep, back. Step back and get something basic done first. Like control. If you want more control, start controlling you first. And start simple. No matter what you’re doing – or wanting to do, you’re ruled by what’s running in your mind and that’s a trick to change. Hey, we all have mental struggles – it’s part of being human. But if you have just a tiny bit of knowledge of how your brain works, you can use it to get what you want – and in a hell of a lot less time. Ah ha! So, just for a moment, drop your mental baggage – you can always come back and pick your mental baggage right back up, it will wait for you 🙂 Taking a step back what we find is that physiology affects what you’re thinking. So work on physiology first. Physiology is easy, it’s physical. Mental is harder; if you’ve ever tried to change a habit, behave differently, think out of the box.. it’s hard. Scheduling and going for a walk, doing 45 minutes of exercise, calendaring a reminder to sit up straight, drink water.. that’s easier. Start there. Am I saying that if you want to lose 20 lbs or think out of the box to make a million dollars you need to sit up straight, exercise and drink more water. Yes I am. I see it all the time. Because to make a million or loose 20 lbs, you need to get control, you need to think cleaner and you need to be regimented. All that is damn near impossible, but it’s 100% possible if you take a step back, grab control of your physiology, calendar easy things, do easy things. Pretty soon your brain is telling you you can do all sorts of things. Get control of basic physical things. Step one: schedule exercise, every day, at a time that looks like it will work. If it works, good. If it doesn’t, move then time until it does. Next step is water or straight spine. When you have these things mastered, your thinking will be cleaner, you’ll have a calendar and you’ll have control. Now you have the foundation to loose 20lbs or make a million.. or whatever you want to do in life. Go.
The closer you are, in your work, to the real you, the happier you will be.