Big Mistake – Trying too much

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Why, when you’re trying to improve something, change something or create a new habit, going ‘big’ isn’t advisable

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Why you DON’T need motivation to change

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My ‘big mistakes’ around improvement –

in this one why you don’t need motivation to start,

things don’t get ‘delivered’ to you,

and why the ‘perfect moment’ doesn’t exist

 

 

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Errr – No thanks

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Considered coming from a place of “No Thanks” today?

Here’s why it could help you out….

As humans, we’re ‘wired’ neurologically,
to care.
See, one of the 5 main ‘subjects’ which can cause us stress or anxiety is when our ‘social standing’ is challenged.

– To ‘worry about what people think’
– To be social
– To be included
– To be accepted socially
– To please

So, more often than not,
we’ll do things to ‘keep the flow’,
uphold equilibrium (check that phrase out for a Monday morning!)
and to say “yes” to things we sometimes shouldn’t or don’t need to.

Maybe it’s easier to?
Maybe nobody else will do it if we don’t
Maybe we don’t want to disappoint
Maybe it’s what we’ve always done?

^^ None of the above are really TRUE, or HAVE to be that way ^^

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So if you find yourself saying;
* There’s not enough hours in the day
* Getting to the end of the day and still finding a list to do
* Stressing over tasks
* Feeling you’ve bitten off more than you can chew
* Not doing the things you want to, or should be doing

Maybe smile,
and just say “No” ?!

Sometimes it might be uncomfortable,
but the other person will get over it – especially,
if you can inform them of where you’re at,
and currently doing – there’s really NO issue in saying “No”.

What can YOU say “No thanks!” to today?!

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Placebo effect?!

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How many times have you heard the phrase;
“I don’t reckon it does anything – it’s the placebo effect”!
 
The placebo effect – basically believing something is helping, improving or benefiting you, when in reality there’s no physical substance or input from the ‘source’.
 
– Who gives a shit?!
 
I’m a massive believer (as you’ve likely read)
in self improvement.
 
Whether this comes from external sources,
or internal sources (your own beliefs)
 
it doesn’t matter……..
 
** Just as long as whatever you’re doing isn’t costing you a lot of money, or unhealthy for you! **
 
See, in reality – EVERYTHING is a form of ‘placebo’.
 
We ALL hold our own Belief System – what we BELIEVE to be true…..
Often based on memories and happenings
from the past that we’ve agreed with,
but also built and stored from things we do now.
 
>> If we hear, or see something, and believe it to be TRUE,
it gets stored in our belief system – this is why we ALL have own own opinions around something —- these are our beliefs <<
 
*** What we BELIEVE IS OUR TRUTH. ***
Whether it’s right or wrong, that’s the case.
 
This is why,
it’s crucial to seek Data over Drama
when we get thoughts or limiting beliefs
that concern us………
 
—-> Question your thoughts.
 
Because just like the “Placebo Effect”,
you’ll always believe what you WANT TO.
 
\\ Sometimes it’s beneficial, and you’ll ‘surprise’ yourself with choices and actions you take.
 
// Sometimes it’s not, and you’ll believe what you tell yourself, maybe not do something you want to, might make choices you don’t really want to, and feel shittier, stressed and frustrated.
 
You OWN your thoughts.
They DON’T own you.
 
Embrace the placebo effect – because you WILL believe what you tell yourself, if you truly believe it, and back it up with DATA.

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How to get or stop more of the same

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Ever noticed how the “world” around you changes quickly?

One minute it’s full of happiness, perfection and joy, and others
it can be full of frustration, shit, confrontations, stress and 100mph whirlwinds?

Well, ALL of those are happening EVERYWHERE and every second in THE world.
But what is it that dictates what you see in YOUR world?

= YOUR current emotions.

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— Happy and excited? –> You’ll see more of it
— Pissed off and angry? –> You’ll see more of it
— Frustrated & overwhelmed? –> You’ll see more of it.

For the geeks out there, 
you have a system in the brain called your RAS, Reticular Activation System that filters in more of ‘your own emotions’ – some might know it as “Law of Attraction

– Just bought a new car? How many times in that next week or two do you see more of THAT car on the road?!

– Buy yourself a new handbag or pair of running shoes? How many more people with the same ones do you notice thereafter?

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As I often talk about,
* Action plus repetition and momentum create more of the same.

You enjoy something?
Find ways to bring more of it into daily life.
It IS that simple. The ONLY thing stopping you is your Internal Belief system …..or your thoughts 🙂

 

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