STOP, right where you are
Remember what you had for lunch yesterday?
You ask your brain to recall the memory. The first thing it lays at your feet is a tasty dish from… when was that.. not yesterday… no, NO.. aw that’s what you ate.
This is where you realize your brain is either lying to you or incompetent. Your brain is dumb. You are an intelligent, hard-working, kind person but you haven’t made progress toward your dream… in how long?
I’ve seen the future of my coworkers. They work a brutal schedule five 9 to 10 hours (paid) a day with Saturdays off and one rotating day of, night shift to boot. Typically an hour drive each way. The labor itself is bending, lifting, and stacking up to 90lbs but an average lift of 20-30lbs (ideally 200 times an hour). The hardest workers make clerical wages and the technical workers operating heavy equipment and not doing a lot of lifting make less than a McDonald’s Assistant manager. It’s not surprising annual turnover is over 200%. This gig breaks people and it isn’t until they are broken that they leave.
Why do they wait until they pull a muscle or slip a disc before they even consider leaving? Because just like you their brains are dumb. Unlike you, they don’t know this fact.
It only takes ten minutes.
One of the most common habits of successful people is meditating. Meditation is a turn off for a normal duck. It’s hard. I can’t get my brain quit. I’d rather listen to the radio during the few minutes I have as alone time each day.
It’s an uncomfortable reality that for most ducks ten minutes alone with just them and their brain is PAINFUL.
Graduate to meditating daily like the multi-millionaire gurus you aspire to be like.
START by just listening to your brain for ten minutes.
Ask it the question, Any question really.
How am I going to get out of this situation? Why do I do this?
Listen to it’s answers. Some may be good. You need X dollars a month. You have a family to support. You need a degree.
Then ask it the next question.
Here’s where you start to see through your brain’s bullshit.
Listen to it’s excuses. Consider them either valid or stupid. If they are stupid reasons: “Because, that’s the way it’s always been.” , “Because we don’t have a choice.” , “Because you can’t”. Then keep asking WHY until you get a VALID response.
If the response is valid ask your brain
It’ll tell you.
The truth is that process was painful and your brain in it’s loving kindness for sanity. Doesn’t like to be called out like this. That’s why it begs for the TV to be turned on in the background. That’s why you listen to the radio. That’s why you can’t remember your lunch from yesterday at first ask. You’re brain wants to keep you SAFE and ALIVE but you need to put it on the spot if you ever want to be SUCCESSFUL and THRIVE.
With love as always,