Ah, The mental diet. So powerful yet so challenging. I think this time around I have the best grasp of what it means to guard the gate.
The first time around I was so overwhelmed with everythingmuch like the majority of people who take this course. Some things I did splendidly, some things I did half assed and some things I didn’t do at all. The mental diet was one of the latter.
It’s one of those things that requires extreme effort, diligence and consistency before it can be expected to really work. Now, like most people I have a significant amount of challenges and hurdles that make it really hard to maintain and string together 7 full days. That being said for whatever reason (actually I know the reason it’s called putting in the work) I made it 2 full days before resetting. It was actually my golf game and being negative towards myself that caused it.
I think that is a good sign because of how easy it would be to not be so serious, sense it is only a hobby.
I also recognize the past couple years of not practicing my habits or being consistent with the MKMMA program that I am in the position that I currently am in personally and professionally with the construction company. It is an excellent reminder to be hyper aware of the thoughts and feelings that can create undesirable conditions.
Even though some of the things I’m currently experiencing are not ideal I can recognize that certain things have come to fruition that I didn’t realize until starting the mental diet this week. Some things that I initially saw as negative are actually the fruits from the trees I planted in my mind years ago. The buyout, the move, the coup. All had some very negative aspects and honestly just until recently continued to cast worry and doubt on my thought process.
However now I can see the positive parts to all those, and more. In looking at my old movie poster (I am rebuilding a new one) I was initially disapointed that I hadnt acheieved most of my smart goals that were on the board that reflected my initial DMP. I haven’t acheived my ideal weight (though i am currently stronger and healthier than then), I didnt sell my shates (Rather I bought my out my partner) I dont have my 20 acre compound (Although an amazing 10 acre property with a very nice house presented itself to me but I initially allowed worry of making it work due to doubts with the business) but earning 100k a year working 1 day a week has happened, even more so. The amount of money I am able to earn without doing much work has happened! There is actually a picture of a new kitchen that I thought was going to be part of a different house but when we did the remodel recently it looks eerily similar and it just floored me when I noticed it.
My points to some of this rambling is that I am noticing, as the observer, that several things have happened almost exactly as I wanted them to but more seems to have happened slightly different than expected and only a few things haven’t happened at all or rather I should say yet.
Bottom line is I have been reminded and very excited about the fact that this stuff works. I am seriously blessed and look forward to recharging the life that I want with unbridled enthusiasm and faith.
The stuff going on with my mom has made a great turn for the better and after 12 days of being in the hospital she has made an almost full recovery. As difficult as she is I am grateful she is still woh us.
Stay positive and guard the gate!
Until next time……..