A recent incident I had with a horrible mindset, and what I did to correct it. I also include advice to a friend with five steps to removing negative scripts, self-made conspiracy theories, and limiting beliefs.
A single note that you play today has the potential to echo through eternity. I’ll say it in a much less poetic way. The things we do can last in other people’s minds for a long, long time. Sometimes it comes back to you, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes the effects are amazing, and sometimes they’re just downright weird. In high school, I did something that reverberated through thousands of students for years, and I wasn’t aware that this was even happening until last year. Can’t wait to tell you about it
When I was a performing magician, I had a mentor in the art named Brent Braun, a genius of the theories of performing magic. One of the things I learned from him was that in a magic trick, the most important part is that moment of surprise, that moment when your spectator realizes that something impossible has just happened. The entire script, all the words and actions in the entire effect, should be sculpted to bring more power to the magic moment or moments in the effect.
Albert Schweitzer, the nobel prize winning physician and philosopher said, “My eyesight is failing, but my vision is more clear than ever.” People usually use this quote as a inspiration to have vision, to find your mission, but I see it as something else. Here’s a guy at the end of his life who was still clarifying his vision. He still didn’t have it exactly right. The details weren’t entirely worked out.
Have you ever struggled with negative thoughts? A time when you knew you were being pessimistic and negative, but you just couldn’t flip the switch? You couldn’t turn it around? I’ve been there – I still get there sometimes – but I want to give you a solution and a strategy that will help you gain control of that normal negative that we all have – in 5 4 3 2 1
In the book Atomic Habits, James Clear teaches us that our goals are not going to bring about the success we want. Although it sounds like this flies in the face of all we have learned, don’t go anywhere, because the two go hand in hand. When you set a goal, that doesn’t mean it’s said and done. It’s just a goal. Until you start taking steps to reach the goal, it will not be achieved. The argument James makes here is that too many people focus on the goal, instead of the steps.
It’s common to hear someone use the excuse, “If I could just find more time…” – and if that’s what you need to do, forget it! You’re not going to find more time. There isn’t any more time to give out. There is no way to find more time.
Don’t get locked into the limited thinking that you just don’t know the right people. It’s easy to find a local group of people who are into personal development start meeting them, and choose that handful of people that you want to get to know. If you introduce yourself and someone takes no interest in getting to know you, you’re in luck! There’s more people to keep talking to and it takes effort, but you can find your success network.
The quality of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. If you can change your thinking, you can change your life. So many people are locked into being a bad-finder, actively seeking out the negative. Some people look for the negative like there’s a prize for finding it. The results are disastrous to your relationships, your finances, your productivity, and most importantly they are disastrous the one life you have to live.
I’ve read through the book Get Rich In 5 Hours by Joe Herbert three times, and I pick up something new every time I read it. I’ve been friends with Joe for a year now – after I read his book, and I know that the concept of the title has been something that bothers him off and on, because a lot of people have commented that it’s a “get-rich-quick” book. I can assure you from the very beginning, that this is not the case.