Throughout my life, I’ve sought out the advice and teachings of great leaders. One who I admire more than most is Anthony Robbins.
I recently came across a message Tony and his wife Sage shared as holiday wishes and advice for the coming year.
In this message, they discussed how we don’t actually experience our lives; we experience the lives we focus on. It’s all about perspective. What’s wrong is always available, but so is what’s right.
Tony talks about how a part of our brain always looks for what’s wrong. It’s an evolutionary survival mechanism designed to keep us alive and send us into fight or flight. This monkey part of our brain helped keep us alive in our caveman days, but it often works to our detriment in our modern age. This part of our brain takes over anytime we feel stressed.
The key is to be aware of when this part of our brain takes over and to stop it before it can take control of our lives.
We cannot always control the circumstances of our lives, but we can always control what we choose to focus on.
Tony goes on to discuss how our minds are deletion and distortion devices.
We often generalize and say things like, “You ALWAYS do this,” or “This ALWAYS happens to me.”
These distortions can steal our joy if we let them.
They can enhance our lives.
We all experience challenges in life, and sometimes bad things happen. But if we look at those negative moments, learn what we can, and let the rest go, our brain's power to distort and delete starts to work for us.
Another important point Tony made was to emphasize the importance of gratitude for what you have and where you are right now.
There’s likely something you have right now in your life that you only dreamed of having ten years ago. Maybe it’s a beautiful relationship, a business opportunity, or a set of zeros in your bank account that come after a number instead of before it…Whatever your impossible dream was ten years ago that is now a part of your life, take a moment to appreciate it and reflect on how you made this happen for yourself.
Be grateful for all that you are and all you’ve accomplished, and place your focus on what you want in life. Let your goals gain your focus, and let that focus become your obsession. Once the obsession takes hold, your brain realizes it’s important and helps you make it happen. You become open to opportunities you wouldn’t have noticed before. Then, you follow with massive action. Next, you pay attention to your approach and change accordingly until you get the result you're looking for. Finally, you look for grace and trust that if you do your part and work your tail off, grace will come into your life, and great things will happen.
The more you appreciate the things that come together in your life, the more grace tends to show up in your life. Whenever you focus consistently, your brain gets engaged, and you accomplish great things.
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