Hello! I hope everyone is having a restful weekend. We are moving on to the 4th OWL assignment. In addition to our monthly meetings, I put up a little challenge every weekend to help us stay committed to the process of personal development. This week's mini challenge comes from a post by one of my favorite personal development enthusiasts who I've fanned on facebook. His name is Mike Klingler and his facebook updates are always awesome. He really knows how to shed light on people's rusty thought patterns with short messages that you can really take action on. Here's his post that I am using for our assignment today:
What we perceive as "hard" or "easy" is primarily conditioned. Similar to running up a hill... that's really hard if you're conditioned to sit behind a desk all day and nothing more... and quite easy if you're conditioned to run the hill. What is hard or easy is relative to what you're conditioned to believe is hard or easy. This means you can condition yourself to see anything as easy. As always, it's a choice.
-Mike Klingler via his facebook page update
Here's the challenge:
Make a list of all the things in your life that you are currently perceiving as "hard." Now think: what can you do to condition yourself, your mind to see these things as easy? Remember, it all starts with making the choice to do so.
Here's some ideas:
- Support that choice with your thoughts and actions. From now on, instead of thinking, "This is hard," think, "This is easy!"
- Focus on what you want instead of what you don't want.
- Stop feeling like you have to wait for things to be a certain way before you can be happy. Be happy now.
- It takes 21 days to create a habit. Anything that is "hard" for you to do now can be put on automatic if you practice that one thing for 21 days straight! (more on habit creating in next post)
Good luck and I'll be sending out info on the upcoming meeting very soon!