“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
Great lesson while in the shower one day. A cool lesson that is.
I was going through my morning rite of cleaning the bod, when I reached up to the window and cracked it open. This should keep the mirrors from fogging up, right? Well it did that, and a bit more. Very quickly I noticed cool air pouring into the shower. I was watching the steamy hot air float up and out of the window at the same time. Hmmmmmm.
Could it be that in order for the hot air to go out, some cool air had to come in? That there has to be an exchange? That even in something as simple as keeping the mirrors from fogging up, the Law of Exchange of Value holds true?
Yes, it is so.
Here’s the science lesson for the day. In order for the hot air to escape, cool air must enter through the window in order to allow room for the hot air. In other words, for every action there is equal and opposite reaction. Or, nature abhors a vacuum.
Your Mindset works the same way.
When you eliminate a negative trait or habit, you can only truly do so by replacing it with a positive trait or habit. To make a change permanent, the negative habit must be replaced with a positive one. Otherwise, the chance of regressing to the poor behavior is likely.
Discipline alone won’t do it. Your discipline sleeps when you do.
Focus won’t do it. Your focus is susceptible to distraction.
Determination won’t do it. It takes too long to out-determine the past 10, 20 or 30+ years. You must replace the old behavior with a new one, then condition it to maintain itself. Not unlike the conditioning of a piano string. Even after the string is tuned to the correct note, it must be conditioned regularly to maintain the level of performance.
Just like the good old human mindset.
There are many ways to support or condition the mindset. One is by tuning in to a like minded group of individuals. I took the decision to surround myself with a team of people who assist me in wiping the slate of bad habits clean, and replacing them with positive, empowering habits.
The choice to do so, or not to, is uniquely up to you.
Show Up, Suit Up & Step Up because the best is yet to come!