A reader asked:
“I’d love to hear more about what led you to where you are today.”
In mid-January 2020, I was down. Like, “hard to make it out of bed” down.
Why was I down? Because I couldn’t do what I said I was going to do. My word was not impeccable. And it was making me upset. This drove me further and further down the pit of despair.
February was rough.
March was worse.
COVID-19 was plaguing the world. Every day, I’d refresh Twitter. More doom and gloom on the timeline.
There was a point when I’d had enough though. When I decided, I couldn’t control the circumstance, but I could control my reaction to it. So, I decided to tackle Phase 1. This is a 30-day program designed by Andy Frisella. It’s intentionally difficult.
What got me to take the plunge? I knew I couldn’t control the circumstances (COVID-19) but I could control my reaction to it.
Reading this book helped immensely: Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins.
And then, while on the program, I read the following book: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant.
But I wasn’t just reading the books, I was applying them.
I started saying “I love myself” every day. This really waked me up to the power of the self-talk.
Another key component is I started a mission: this website.
I set the intention for myself of posting twice per week for one year. That made me feel good, like I had control over my situation… so I kept going.
Going from 0 to 1 is the hardest part. It’s the first step. For me, that was starting this program and seeing it through. Once I had finished the program, I was able to stand. I was on my feet. My mindset shifted. I was ready to roll.
So if you’re in a similar situation?
My advice is to choose a book. Pick a program. And start working on something that is going to help you with the life you want to live.