HOW TO CREATE A BREAKTHROUGH IN ANY AREA OF YOUR LIFE
Manage your strategies, your story and your state
If anyone wants to thrive in any area of their life, they have to reach a point of breakthroughwhere they will not settle for anything less than extraordinary in that area. Whether you want a breakthrough in your business, intimate life, emotional well-being, health, finances, or career, there are only three areas to break through to feel lasting success. Here are my 3 steps to a breakthrough:
1. YOUR STRATEGIES
I live for finding strategies — those shortcuts that help people get more done in less time.What is it that gets some people to succeed while others fail who seem to have equal enthusiasm or passion for the tasks at hand? They have insights, distinctions, and strategies that allow them to achieve more quickly.
For example, there are hundreds or even thousands of strategies out there for losing weight, and frankly, most of them are proven to work — if you work them! We’re not hurting for strategies. There are fitness clubs on every street, dieticians, health coaches, training videos, audios, books, etc. Yet 65% of the United States is overweight and 33% is obese, and those numbers are only growing geometrically. I think that the problem for most people is not that they don’t have a strategy; it’s that they’re not using a strategy that works for them or acting upon it. Why? Because they have a disempowering story.
We all have stories — narratives we tell ourselves about why we can or cannot do or achieve something in our lives. Whether we believe we can or can’t, we’re usually right, because our expectation controls our focus, perceptions, and the way in which we feel and act. When a person succeeds it’s because they have the right strategy,and usually, they found it because they have a story that it was possible or they could make it happen. Often people don’t lose weight because they have a simple story: it says, “I’m big-boned.” With that as your core belief system, you are never going to find a strategy, and even if you do, you won’t follow through on it.
Your story may be true — you may have been through a horrific experience — but that’s not the reason why you can’t have the life you want. In order to get out of a story you have to be triggered by hunger and desire: if someone wants something strong enough they will break through the story that’s limiting them.
3. YOUR STATE
Of course, whether you have an empowering story or disempowering one is influenced most powerfully by the mental and emotional state you’re in at that moment in time. As human beings, we all develop emotional patterns, also known as moods, that are mental or emotional states that tend to filter how we look at our lives.
These influence the stories that we make up about who we are, what we’re capable of, and what we can achieve or not. The states we go into most often turn into the most powerful filter of all. They determine whether we find the strategies necessary to succeed and whether we come up with a story that will empower us.The big question then becomes:what is it that we can do to change our state of mind when we’re not able to maximize our true potential?One of our greatest scientific discoveries has been that you can change your emotional mood by a radical change in your physiology.
Change your strategy, change your result Change your story, change your life. Change your state — You change it ALL!
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