Many people put a lot of emphasis on one single day: January 1st. But we, the self-reset crowd, know for a fact we have the chance for a new beginning every single day. Right here, right now you can decide what is the dream you want to pursue. It’s important to have a dream to chase: it keeps us fresh, learning and growing. We need to be aware of the three most common obstacles that stand between us and that dream we are pursuing: pain, exhaustion, uncomfortableness.
In today’s episode, Jake teaches us how to recognize and how to deal with these three apparently insurmountable obstacles.
One of the most important things in achieving our goals is setting a start date and an end date. But what happens in between these dates is also important: having a road map for getting from point A to point B is important, but the small steps (getting from A to B, from B to C, and so on) are at least as important. Small bite-size chunks help us better diggest a huge goal and gain better momentum.
Get to know the three most frightening enemies that prevent us from achieving our goals:
Pain: Whether physical or mental, pain will prevent you from pursuing your goal. Do not think of stopping because of pain as quitting on yourself; think of it as a pause you need to take to focus on things you always wanted to do, but never found time for. Getting fixed (physically or mentally, is as important as achieving those goals. For physical pain it’s much easier to pinpoint the type of pain and its cure, but for mental pain, you will do more work in identifying the cause and the cure for that pain (depression, anxiety, stress, low-confidence, etc). Always seek professional help.
Exhaustion: When you are exhausted, you are not able to make the right decisions. And you will be making a whole lot of decisions on the path of achieving your goals. When you’re exhausted, you are not going to put yourself in the right frame of reference to make the decisions needed to thrive. You first need to decide what exhaustion is to you. Never make an important decision when you are physically or mentally exhausted. Figure out your limitations of pain tolerance, exhaustion and uncomfortableness.
Uncomfortableness: Get comfortable with the uncomfortable. When you put yourself in situations where you do not know everything, your senses will be more alert, your body will pull in more information than before, and your mind will be thinking of creative new ways to succeed and survive in that situation.
Being uncomfortable is a good thing. We shouldn’t freak out or panic when we are in situations we have never been before. Uncomfortable is not being in pain. IT’s not! It’s just being hurt! It’s a reminder that you need to keep doing it and push past it so that you can become a better person.
https://www.healthiq.com/reset – lower health insurance rates for the health-conscious
http://operationselfreset.com/117-self-reset-mastery/ – The episode Jakes recomends listeting to when in search of guidence for goal-setting.
http://www.selfresetpower.com – The website of Jake’s annual event
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