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Habits

“When things get tough or uncomfortable, we tell ourselves: it’s OK to quit, it doesn’t matter, we’ll do it next time, we’re not disciplined enough, we suck at this, we can’t do it, it’s too hard, it would be nice to take a break, life is too short to struggle, we deserve a reward, just this once won’t matter, we’re going to fail, it’s better to fail quietly, we just don’t feel like it right now, let’s not think about this, hey a squirrel!  So what can we do if our story is working against us?  Change the damn story. Create a song to sing about yourself at the epic hero of your dreams. Sing this song daily, and be proud of it. Go after the dream, fight the forces of distraction and dullness and self-doubt, rise up to be your best self. You are the writer of your story, the composer of your song, and every moment is a chance to rewrite it, a new draft ready to be crafted into something better.” ~ Leo Babauta, Blog

“Whether people change their mindset in order to further their career, heal from a loss, help their children thrive, lose weight, or control their anger, change needs to be maintained.  It’s amazing – once a problem improves, people often stop doing what caused it to improve.  Once you feel better, you stop taking your medicine.  But change doesn’t work that way.  When you’ve lost weight, the issue doesn’t go away.  Or when your child starts to love learning, the problem isn’t solved forever.  Or when you and your partner start communicating better, that’s not the end of it.  These changes have to be supported or they can go away faster than they appeared.” ~ Carol Dweck, Mindset

Awaken the Giant Within

Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

By: Anthony Robbins

Book Overview:  Wake up and take control of your life!  Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life, and harness the forces that shape your destiny.

Post(s) Inspired by this Book:  Getting Ready For The Gym vs. Getting Ready For The Beach – Why Chunking Matters.  /// Optimists’ Club Creed  /// The Defining Moment of Mother Teresa’s Heroic Life

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“Probably the most pervasive false belief most of us harbor is the fallacy that only some superhuman act would have the power to turn our problems around. Nothing could be further from the truth. Life is cumulative. Whatever results we’re experiencing in our lives are the accumulation of a host of small decisions we’ve made as individuals, as a family, as a community, as a society, and as a species.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within

Getting Ready For The Gym vs. Getting Ready For The Beach – Why Chunking Matters.

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The following is an excerpt from Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins:

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It’s certainly possible to overevaluate.  Human beings love to analyze things to death.  There is a point, however, when we’ve got to stop evaluating and take action.  For example, some people make so many evaluations that even a minor decision turns into a major production: maybe they can’t get themselves to exercise regularly as part of their lifestyle.  Why?  They see it as a major production.  The way they “chunk” the experience, the way the look at it, there are so many steps that they’re intimidated.

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“The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably, thought and act.” ~ Orison Swett Marden

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” ~ Samuel Johnson