Be able to make this five second decision everyday and you might just change your life.
Who knew that this five second decision that you make each and every day, actually more than a few times a day, would mean so much to your future results?
Very few times in life does one part of your day impact your future so much, this is the exception though.
If not executed on right, you will lose your momentum and ultimately make very little progress towards your goals in trade with a little more comfort and ease in life.
While that might sounds all fine and dandy, comfort and ease are not what we are looking for in life if we really want to see results.
But hey, if you aren't really tryna reach your goals and would rather just be comfortable with the feeling of having those goals and never taking action on them, all power to ya.
That's just not the way I want to live and if you agree, keep on reading!
If you are new to the blog, thanks for stopping by! With MMNTM (mo-men-tum) my goal is to help you level up your mind and mindset with effective "workouts." Much like you would train your body, this is the gym for your mindset, everything from your happiness and mental clarity to mental discipline and productivity. These are the things that have helped me the most and I love sharing them with you daily on yourmmntm.com/blog so be sure to stop out daily!
Now let's get back to what you started reading for.
A Quick Overview of the Article
What Is This Decision?
It actually comes up more than a handful of times each day.
So, what is this all important choice that we make so many times a day, yet only takes five seconds and is so important in terms of our future growth?
Nope, not the choice to be happy and start thinking more positive, even though this is very important.
It is actually the decision to do what is harder, but you know is "the right thing" each and every time it comes up in your day to day.
Key word, each and every time. It is easy to do what is hard once or twice and then feel good and start going back to what is easy, that is not how this works though.
What exactly does this include though? Here are some examples...
You know you should start that essay but there is a new movie on Netflix, choose the essay.
You know you should write that blog but going to read sounds easier and you can say you are "learning" to avoid any real work, write the blog.
You are on the way to your room when you notice some laundry on the floor, do you pick it up or do it later? Pick it up now.
The Oreos are already in your hand and you are ready to eat them but you know you should be eating more healthy, put the Oreos down.
Or your friends want to go out for the third night this week but you know that you have homework to do. I bet you can guess what I'm about to say... stay in tonight.
Why Is This So Important?
If you can master this, you can start to make real change.
I am not saying here that you need to never have fun again, there just gets to a point where when your whole life is revolving around fun and doing what is easy, that gets to become a problem.
Doing this is exactly how you train your mind to become more resilient and build that mental endurance.
When you start practicing and engraining this into your mind, you will start to see real results in areas you previously struggled to find results in.
No longer are you avoiding what is uncomfortable and challenging, now you are doing everything that is not as easy, you start used to doing the hard shit.
Now that you are used to doing the hard shit, this will help translate into more important areas of your life, not just picking up the laundry ;)
You will start to dive head first into uncomfortable and challenging situations that others might avoid in relationships, making much stronger and deeper relationships.
In work, you will start to do all the work that others are trying to avoid and notice yourself flying past the results of everyone else.
Even at the gym, you will start embracing what you previously avoided because it was too hard and you will notice your physical results changing before your eyes.
The key to these results though is when you make the "right choice" every time, it is easy for us to make it a few times and start to see the progress and then rest a little bit and go back to our old ways.
That is not how you are going to see results.
Why Is It So Hard to Make This Choice?
You won't ever make any real progress until you start mastering this.
Well, we spend most of our lives trying to avoid uncomfortable situations and do what is not as challenging.
Because that what is easier and what makes his feel better about ourselves, even though we might not be getting real results.
We might be doing a lot of "easy stuff" day in and day out and feel like we are busy and productive but when we take a step back in 5 years we will see that we really haven't gotten any closer to the goals that we have set for ourselves.
Doing what is hard is not what comes easy to us, even though we know it is the right thing to do.
Why would you want to choose the harder option when the easy option its right there and won't impact your life as much, especially if we are just talking about putting some dirty dishes away?
Because that action, complied with all the other actions of doing what is easy, engrains into our mindset this habit and that will just become second nature to us.
I hope by now you are realizing that this action becoming second nature to us might be a bad thing.
How You Will Notice Changes When You Start to "Win" This Decision
Your mind might be blown.
No longer will you be working as hard, doing things that don't matter all in trade for NOT seeing results.
You can now have the confidence to jump into those harder situations and do the hard work there, where you will actually see significant results.
Talking about confidence, when you start doing the hard shit, what everyone else is avoiding, you are likely going to have a major confidence boost if you were struggling in the past to find one.
Plus, as I already talked about above, you are going to be seeing so many more results in all areas of your life because the results lie in doing the work that is hard, yet everyone spends their whole lives trying to avoid doing what is hard and especially what makes them uncomfortable.
Wonder why so many people end up with lives they are not happy with, weird?
Let's Take Some Action
If you read the blog the other day, this is the "dirt" of the post, where we actually help you take action! If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check out the blog post here >>
Almost every day I will sum up the blog in some mental "workouts, which are essentially going to help you train your mind, much like you would train your body at the gym.
Exercise #1: Make Your Bed
Notes: I know you hear this all the time but I can almost assure you you don't do it everyday because it is easy not to as "nobody else will see it."
Exercise #2: Get Up 2 Hours Early
Reps: 1x per day (obviously as you only wake up once)
Duration: Try it for a week
Notes: This is going to be hard as hell and you are going to think "I don't even NEED to be doing this, so why am I?" To train your mind to do what is hard, that is why.
Exercise #3: No Sugar
Reps: All Day
Duration: 1 week
Notes: Actually much harder than you might think it would be, it's easy to make that quick decision to eat that ice cream, what if you can't make that decision this week? Now what?
Exercise #4: Cold Shower
Reps:1x per day
Duration: 3 minutes
Notes: To train your mind to do the most uncomfortable thing, hot showers are easy as f**k.
Exercise #5: Make This Decision the Sole Focus This Week
Notes: Everywhere else in your life that this applies, every decison that comes up during the day, make sure you are making the right one.
And just like that another day in the gym at yourmmntm.com/blog has come to an end. If you really enjoyed the article all I ask is that you bring one friend back tomorrow for the blog, let them know anbout MMNTM! Thanks again for stopping out and I look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow.
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