Let's talk about something that I learned many years ago. It's all about doing more of what you love, less of what you tolerate, and none of what you hate.
It may sound like an impossible feat, but I’ll show you how I started to make decisions for my life that made doing more of what I love and none of what I don't possible. Watch the video to find out how you too can make turn your passion into your life's work.
Why is that important? It’s important because this brain of yours and mine is processing 400 billion bits of information per second. It’s creating trillions of electrical and chemical signals that match your beliefs and your paradigm—the way you see the world around you. If you don’t believe that it’s possible to do more of what you love, less of what you tolerate, and none of what you hate, you have created the lens by how your brain sees the world.
Don't allow your internal blueprint to make decisions for you. Let your past guide you into greatness.
What has worked for you? Keep doing that. What hasn’t worked? Stop doing that. All of the great thought leaders have taught and have shown us that mindset is what separates the rest from the best. Learning how to have empowering habits for success, positive thinking (i.e., how can I? vs. why I can’t), and a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset, is the key to really being able to create a life you love.
If you're stuck in a fixed mindset, you must overcome negative self-talk.
Negative self-talk is totally normal. We all have an inner critic, right? And your brain has something called an error detection mechanism within it . . . similar to the thermostat in the room I’m in right now. When the thermostat is set at a certain temperature, that becomes the comfort zone for the room.
When you have certain beliefs . . . when you have a particular way of seeing the world, anything outside that comfort zone takes you into error detection mode, and you move right back to the stories and excuses that keep you stuck.I want you to override your error detection mechanism today with an exercise or, as I prefer to call it, Innercise. Write down your ideas and answers to the following questions:
How can I do more of what I love? How can I do less of what I tolerate? How can I do none of what I hate?
In this writing exercise, you’re going to come up with some solutions, which will help you to move forward with how you want to live your life.
Think of your brain like the sun. The sun has immense power, and it sends off its sun’s rays from 93 million miles or so away from earth, and it takes eight minutes for the sun’s rays to reach the earth. If you allow the sun to heat up an area, you’re going to get a nice tan.
If you take a magnifying glass and put it in between the sun and a piece of paper, you could burn the paper because the photons in the sun’s rays get focused even more. If you take those same photons and convert them to an even more focused state, you have single photons of light, and you can cut through steel with the same energy. What about your brain?
Most people have scattered thoughts instead of focused thoughts; scattered emotions all over the place instead of focused emotions. When we’re talking about doing more of what you love, less of what you tolerate, and none of what you hate, the key is to focus on exactly how you can instead of why you can’t.
Use your energy to hone in on what it is that you want to do. Who is it that you want to do it with? And if you want to add the reasons why that’s important to you, you'll increase your fuel supply even more.
Here's to your brilliant success!
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About The Author
John Assaraf is one of the leading mindset experts in the world, with a unique ability to help people release mental and emotional blocks. He's written 2 New York Times Bestselling books, appeared on Larry King, and was featured in 8 movies, including "Quest For Success" with Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama. Now, he is the CEO of NeuroGym, a company dedicated to using the most advanced neuroscience-based brain training programs to help individuals and corporations maximize their potential.