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Inspirational Quote: Montreal gets into the swing of it!

Bus stop swing Montreal

A bus stop in Montreal

Rules Or Rewards

“We Are Rules OR We’re Rewards”
–Dr Marc Dussault

A RULE is EVERYTHING that HAS TO HAPPEN to feel X. A reward is what you are aiming to achieve.

For example, a mother might have RULES that to be happy (Reward):

  • The house has to be spotless.
  • All the kids are in a good mood every day.
  • All the kids are getting straight As.
  • Her husband NEVER works late.
  • The garden is perfectly groomed.

A business person might have RULES that:

  • They have to win EVERY JOB that comes in.
  • Employees all have to do to their jobs PERFECTLY.
  • Nothing ever goes wrong.
  • ALL his/her to do list items are completed EVERY day.

The more extreme the list of RULES – the WORSE it is.

When it gets out of hand, it’s OCD (Obssessive Compulsive Disorder), but it’s destructive way before it gets to that point.

RULES are insidious – they kill relationships and create conflict and confrontation where there is no “logical” reason for it.

Most arguments are rules-based.

  • I want the towel hung up on THIS hook.
  • Why can’t you put the dishes in the dishwasher instead of the counter/sink?
  • Why do you have to put so much toothpaste on your brush?
  • I wanted my egg soft-boiled, now it’s hard boiled!

Y’see what I mean?

It,s much harder than it sounds to reduce the number of RULES that RUIN your life, but start the process by writing them down – AS THEY OCCUR.

These are not the same as disempowering beliefs or thoughts.. RULES are things that MUST happen for you to feel X…

Review the lists above and give it a go – you can’t get it wrong… You can only ignore it at your peril.

Psst! If you can’t do it to yourself – OBSERVE others – You’ll quickly recognise them when you realise how ridiculous most of them are!

 

Antimimeticisomorphism: Rainwater Cup Mosaic

To raise awareness among the general public about the global clean water crisis, the artist Belo created an image composed of 66,000 cups of colored rainwater simulating levels of impurities found in water all over the planet. This major work of 3,600 square feet, representing a fetus in the maternal womb, emphasizes the necessity of water, even before birth, for each living person. The goals of 66,000 were many: taking up the artistic and material challenges inherent to this monumental production, and informing the public of the dramatic consequences of a lack of drinkable water.

Thank you to Andrew Powell for forwarding this on to me.

 

New Graduates – 3 words

What 3 words would you say to a new graduate entering the workforce today?3 words

I like these challenges because brevity forces clarity of thought (and intent).

Provide your contribution as a comment below.

Your 10-year old self…

This is from a parody account, one of several on Twitter… But its wisdom is worth sharing here with you.

Think about yourself when you were ten, would you be disappointed in the person you are now?

Twitter Wisdom

Now take that to the next level and ask yourself who you want to become in the NEXT 10 years or at your next milestone decade (30, 40, 50, 60….).

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll get there”
— Dr Marc Dussault

One of the easiest ways to start the process is to do New Year’s Resolutions. I have a program specifically designed to take you through the process AND you can start it ANYTIME.

There is nothing worse than not knowing where you’re going and then being disappointed when you get there!

Creating A New Habit

As a reader or subscriber to this blog, you know I am an avid proponent of New Year’s Resolutions. One of the challenges you will face is creating NEW HABITS to support your NEW RESOLUTIONS.

This presentation, by Matt Cutts is an outstanding example of how one simple idea/concept can make ALL the difference between success (creating a new habit) and failure (getting stuck with the old habit).

If you manage to do this – please commit to sharing your success below…

Beliefs Versus Behaviours

Vegan Eating Hot DogIt”s that time of year, when the calendar ticks down to the end and the new year peeks its nose around the corner, enticing you to “change and improve” in the “new year”… Many make New Year’s Resolutions… But only a few write them down, remind themselves of their commitment on an on-going basis and actually follow through.

Why is that?

I have blogged about this in hundreds of blog posts, dealing with procrastination, inertia, momentum, motivation, etc. When all is said and done – you need a compelling reason, a driving force to make you want to change. Without THAT, it’s all INTENT and no follow-through.Bill Murray Tweet

The system I use to achieve my goals is called “My Best Year Ever Program“. Click on the hyperlink and see if you can make 2015 your best ever…

 

Inspirational Quote: What Albert Einstein thinks of your clean & empty desk!

cluttered desk, cluttered mind, empty desk, empty mind, Einstein, Albert Einstein

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?

Inspirational Quote: The best is yet to come!

Your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come

Always remember that your current situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come


Your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come

The power of exponential thinking

Exponential thinking is powerful, but not ‘natural’ or easy for the novice to grasp. It is at the core of leverage, how successful people are able to achieve more by doing less. Even though it is largely conceptual for personal development purposes, exponential is very real and very effective.

The example below is an example of how elegantly powerful exponential thinking is…

Did you know that if you could fold a piece of typical paper 42 times you would have a tower that would stretch to the moon?

Ahh you say, but it’s impossible to fold a piece of paper more than eight times. Turns out, like so many unreferenced claims, that isn’t true. The record is in fact 12.

Still that twelve-fold piece of paper isn’t even table height – it’s hard to imagine getting from table height to the Moon in 30 more folds. That’s because our brains are inclined to think linearly, not exponentially.

Imagine what would happen if you adopted Exponential Mindset Thinking?!?!

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