Are you happy with your life right now?
Is life going in the direction that you anticipated or preferred?
Are you proud of yourself for the life that you’ve created?
If there is any hesitancy in response to these three questions, the changes you seek are within reach.
It starts with using the right words and asking the right questions.
Unfortunately, most of us ask the wrong questions in order to produce real and long lasting change.
When you ask yourself, “How can I be happier?”, you typically respond broadly and leniently saying something like “if only I made/had more money, enjoyed my job, found love, etc”. While they may make you happier if you acquire them, these answers don’t bring much constructive value to the table to actually create the results.
When you invert the question, simply asking the question in the opposite form, you’re forced to respond with the hard truth and the answers become much more straightforward and productive.
Ask yourself: How can I ensure I stay miserable for the rest of my life?
Common replies could be: by continuing to fill my head with negative thoughts and emotions, comparing myself with others and being concerned with their opinion more than my own, not taking a risk to change my life for the better, etc.
These responses are the actions that can be pursued (in reverse form) if you decide to put your foot down and work towards mastering your mind
Right now your mind is anarchy. It follows no laws and does whatever it wants through pre-conditioned impulses, and you are the one that gets stuck dealing with the consequences.
By flipping the script you can take advantage of this extraordinarily complex and powerful function and use it as a tool and as your servant versus blindly accepting it as the supreme ruler of your life.
You can map out principles and values that are important to you and start to create the discipline to adhere to them on a daily basis.
You can direct your mind to remain vigilant and bring it to your awareness if or when you begin to slip back into old routines that no longer follow your new code of living (so that you can prevent yourself from doing so).
The only limits in our lives are the ones that we allow our minds to make for us.
Take control of the most advanced mechanism known to mankind and unleash the potential that is within you. Choose how you want to feel and think, what you want to say and do, and leverage your mind to open the floodgates to that way of living.
Your life is passing you by. If you aren’t at peak happiness levels, progressing towards achieving your goals, and profoundly proud of the life you’ve built, the time is now to use the world’s richest soil, which can be found between your ears.
“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” – Jim Rohn