If you have been following to this daily read 12, you might realise that this book encourages us to take lots of action. Its not just a book on theory and inspirational story. Today we are at chapter 13 : The Ten-Day Mental Challenge
The same thinking that we are using right now has gotten us to where we are but it will not get us to where we wanna be. Biggest problem that most of us have is that we resist change, we have gotta so far with this set of behaviour. Its is true, however a new level of thinking is now required in order to experience a new level of personal and professional success.
Tony also got caught up in a pattern of frustration and anger years ago. Every where he turn to he sees a problem. Thinking positivity is not high on his solution, because being “intelligent” means don’t make things look positive when they aren’t. However in reality, being negative makes things seem worse than they were. Tony was using pessimism as a shield. Protecting himself from pain of failed expectations. However this protection that shield him from pain also shield him from pleasure.
Life is a balance, if we are too positive and ignore the weed in our garden, the weed will still be there. The main idea is to note a weed with a smile, cause you spotted the weed and now you can immediately go and remove them. Weeds are part of our life, we need to see them and acknowledge that they there. Pretending that they are not there will not make things better, neither will becoming inflamed with anger. Weed will always be part of the garden, we can choose to remove it happily or we will be upset for the rest of our life.
So who wanna join me to be happy for the rest of our life? I will be doing a 10 days mental cleanse as stated in the book and lets be accountable to each other! The rule for the 10 day mental challenge will be :
- In the next 10 consecutive days, refuse to dwell on any unresourceful thoughts or feelings, refuse to indulge in any disempowering questions or devitalizing vocabulary or metaphors.
- When you catch yourself beginning to focus on the negative and you certainly will, you are to immediately use the techniques you have learned to redirect our focus towards a better emotional state.
- For the next 10 days our focus will be on solution and not on the problems. The minute you see a possible challenge, immediately focus on the solution.
- if you find yourself backsliding, its okay don’t beat yourself up and indulge in the unresourceful thought or feeling. Wait until the next morning and restart the 10 days over again.
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. – John Dryden
Leaders are reader, so read everyday for at least 30min, miss a meal but never miss 30 min reading a day. So in this 10 days, pick up the habit of reading everyday. This book is about decision and you can decide what kind of future and emotional state you want to be in. So take charge! Connect with me via facebook or you can drop me a email at firstname.lastname@example.org on your progress for the 10 days mental challenge!