Hal Elrod has a simple and life-changing principle he calls, ‘The five-minute rule.’
That is when something doesn’t go according to plan; you can be angry, you can punch a hole in the wall, you can scream at the top of your lungs, but only for five minutes.
Once the five-minutes is up, you need to move on and let go of it.
What I love about this is that what you focus on expands.
According to the National Science Foundation, the average person has between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts per day.
Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are…
“Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.” -Peter McWilliams
If you were to ask almost anyone what they want to achieve with their time on this earth, the answer will probably be something like this:
“I want to be happy, explore the world, have a great family and work a job I enjoy.”
The question then is: Why is everyone not living this life? Why are so many still frustrated and upset about their current reality?
Why? Because most people just aren’t willing…
In one of the very first classes I ever had at university, and I’ll never forget this, the lecturer asked a simple question that would entirely change my perspective and how I engaged myself in the world. The question was this:
“Who here has a car?” he said, “Raise your hand.”
Looking around the room, people had started to raise their hands, and he followed with more questions,
“What sort of car is it? How many miles does it have on it? How much did you pay for it?”
After a few minutes of this interrogation of questions that have…
In his book The 10X Rule, Grant Cardone writes, “One of the greatest turning points in my life occurred when I stopped casually waiting for success and instead started to approach it as a duty, obligation, and responsibility.”
Grant grew up with his mother, who didn’t have a very good relationship with money or success. From her perspective, money was scarce, and even a little was something to be grateful for.
Few people realize that as a person, you are only ever one decision away from a completely different life.
You are not your story. You are not contained to who you were yesterday. Instead, who you are right now is a cumulative Being of all the previous decisions you’ve made.
Therefore, if you make different decisions, you can have a different life. As John C. Maxwell has said,
“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”
With that understanding, the remainder of this article will explore two small decisions that can make a big impact…
Bronnie Ware was a nurse who worked in palliative care. She would often engage in intimate conversations as she sat by the bedsides of those who were dying.
In doing so, she discovered that the dying had a common theme of regrets. In a viral blog post titled, “Regrets of the Dying,” she revealed what the top five regrets of the dying were. The most common was this,
“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
It’s a paradox that trying to please other people only leads to…
Many people are on an endless quest for monetary wealth. They think the more money they have, the easier and happier their life will be. That if only they could become “rich,” then they can finally have everything they’ve ever wanted.
Although the problem is, this is a pursuit that never ends. There is no point where you suddenly get declared “rich.” You don’t add a few zeros to your net worth and then get an email that reads, “Congrats, you’re rich!”
Instead, being rich is more of a feeling than it is a figure. It’s about being congruent with…
Today, we live in a world where most of our desires can be fulfilled by the click of a button. You can find love on an app, watch any show at your pleasing and even order almost any meal to your doorstep.
As a result, many people’s brains have become dependent upon quick hit neurochemicals such as dopamine. Hence, they have lost the ability to be patient; they want it all right now.
They want to create one piece of content, make one investment, or go to one practice session and then wake up to be an overnight success.
In their book, The Power of Moments, Chip and Dan Heath explain that the way most people look at new year’s resolutions is broken. They mistakenly believe that a resolution will change their life.
However, chances are, you’re likely just pursuing the same thing that you were before giving up last year.
Hence, it’s not actually about the goal at all. Instead, it’s about having a new slate. It’s about forgetting the failures of the past and saying, “New Year, New Me.”
For many years, I was just a regular guy. I followed all the “rules.” I went to university. I chased instant gratification and was addicted to video games.
However, after developing a reading habit, everything for me in my life changed. I realized I didn’t have to follow the path everyone else was on. I didn’t have to live just another ordinary life.
Instead, I could design my own rules and create the life I want, and this is a path that’s available for all. If you're wanting to create a life that’s beyond the status quo, then these books…