The idea of habits and mindsets is crucial to success. However what American companies have focused on and society at large, has done more to slow progress. We have to think and act differently. We need new habits, improved habits and to remove useless habits.
We begin with ourself. No matter what is going on in the world, we are self responsible and must be self visionary or we will leave our potential in the largest landfill of lost destiny. The graveyard.
By applying our HABITS principles to address an age old problem, perhaps we may solve something that generations of people have not or, at the very least come up with something new. Untried but worth the view. After all, if we keep kicking the bucket down the road, we will eventually run out of road.
Sure in the African American community, the month of February is part of celebrating the rich history of the community. However, the legacy of what slavery (which ironically comes from the Slavic people of Eastern Europe who were used as the indentured servant class due to economics and historical wars) and it's impact had on the world and whose residue is still here, it is time to think differently. As Einstein noted, it is insane to keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. We have seen people marching, protesting, rioting, passing laws, calling for calm, etc. However, the idea of change must come from changing HABITS not JUST actions. The habits lead the actions.
So let's try to manage it all. Why? Let me correct that…let’s not try to manage but let’s just LEAD! Lead by changing today by ACTing today. You can’t change everyone’s mind about a tough issue. Many will say they’re not causing the problem but are truly reaping the benefits of it. Others will want to but not know how and that's the beauty of the system:
So...labor through the first half set up in all of it's pain and then at the 17 minute mark, get into solutions...
You have to play the game. Whether you want to or not. At least be smart enough to know that it is a game that needs to be mastered independent of emotions but, ironically, touching people's emotions. You have to weather criticism and gamesmanship by those who fear your greatness even when you do not see it or you have to manage your emotions when working with a star. You can do your best to break the star down (rarely works unless you have political capital--ask Jesse Jackson when Obama was still running behind Hillary) or team with them. You can fight and be angry when passive aggressive weenies start undermining you or...you can document, tape, etc (where legal), ad possibly threaten at the right time.
Sound Machiavellian? It should be. You will have detractors even if you are doing good--Go ask Buddha, Krishna, Ghandi, Jesus, and Dr. King. Might as well control the narrative.
Excuse the USA government mumbo jumbo but sadly, most people do not know how this system works as it does. This will allow you to look at the media, politicians, and leadership vs management and why, in the end, there is a bloodthirst for power that humans, like animals can not get around.
Let's talk politics. Let's talk life. At the end of the day, we are surrounded by it. We are surrounded by the powers that be and the issues of life and death. We are frustrated by the appearance of being pawns in a game we can not control or win. This is the myth we buy into. We believe we have no way to survive let alone thrive. This is what we are told. This is what we believe.
Until we stop buying into negative think. Negative talk and running our heads into the same insane mind field (mine field of the mind...not a typo), we will continue being victims. We will act like we have no power and continue conceding it to those who would take advantage of us.
If you don't like the country or your job or your future or the way you are headed, change. If you are tired of being taken advantage of by those who care nothing about you or anyone than themselves, change. If you are tired of looking at an out of shape person in the mirror, change. If you are living below average or damn near close to it and want more, change.
We are in the middle of a game; a dark game played by some sadistic and selfish souls. Other games are played by passive aggressive minds that are struggling to cope and can only attack someone they perceive as lessor than they.
Whether you want to or not, you will play the game. So..."Shall we play a game???" The master mind will force you into it no matter what. So in 2016, get out of your corner and...Fight!
So you have resolutions. Promises. Decisions. Great. Now that you have a dream, and you're about to wrap up the second week of the first month of the Gregorian calendar, where are you on your list?
I am all for change and next steps. I am NOT for excuses. Even by myself. It's easy. One more hour of sleep. Tomorrow...I'll get to the gym. Oh I'll stop smoking soon. I won't drink as much, AFTER my birthday. Tomorrow comes like a vapor and cedes to the next day. And the next.
I didn't want to load up with something for the new year. I prefer to tee up a good ramble from 4am where I recorded some of my own issues and challenges. ASS-cuses. Not excuses. But Ass-cuses because I just didn't get my ass in gear. Another Gregorian year. So let's do a refresher and move onward and upward.
Your mind can play tricks on you. Make you think you saw something you did not, hear something that wasn't the case, see something that was not there or even believe something that is far from the truth. How you face that reality and live with it's perception can go a long way to taking you down a destructive path. Or free your mind to be one of the few, the proud, the different.
If you want to stay unchanged and unchallenged...average, don't listen to this. If you want to keep running around the hamster wheel with no growth or change, please pass on this session. If, however you are prepared to tackle the most difficult opponent you will ever face, listen on.
You're on the right path of change but...if you don't ACT with speed and urgency, it will be a wasted proposition and you'll end up worse off mentally than before. ACT today!!
The culmination to all the Podcasts on H.A.B.I.T.S. is this...
Investing is key. Apportioning out your life in the right balance of mind, body and spirit can give you a winning edge. Emotion must create...MOTION!
It's time to ACT (accept and act on change now) by changing those held beliefs of yours. Buckle up.
The first letter in H.A.B.I.T.S. is looked at in some detail...
H.A.B.I.T.S begin from birth. How we approach every facet of our lives. The goal is to, like a great trainer and coach does, tear down the unnecessary ignorance we've all been fed since we burped on someone's shoulder. Shake off the old ways and redundant ways which have handcuffed us all by killing the enemy of bad habits. We will challenge the accepted thoughts on business, money, sex, race or whatever guests and I feed into as part of the H.A.B.I.T.S program...