Our brains are wired to go forward. So shouldn't we set our best future self out in front of us continuously? First, write it out. Have pictures. Second, feel & visualize your emotions and how it will feel every step of the way! Create and feel the negative along with the positive on this visual, visceral and emotionally attached journey. We need to feel the pain and consequences of our poor behavior without masking it so we can learn what we don't want and vice versa. Ray Dalio calls these 1st order consequences. Many times 1st order consequences of any dream are rough, but we must embrace these to get to the second order consequences of Joy and Fulfillment to our desired outcome.
Mental projections become real when feelings and emotions are attached. Usually lack of discipline is masking or not allowing yourself to feel the negative emotions tied with negative behavior. I remember hearing Tony Robins speak about this. For example, Picturing and feeling the negative effects of being overweight is important to know what you Don't want in life. If food is a problem, there's nothing wrong with visualizing eating a donut, imagining licking weedkiller, tasting it and attaching negative scenarios with it! Use that as a tool and motivation to go forward to the free, lighter and joyous you. Brendon Burchard says to Feel Your Future! Do the Homework of your dreams. What is that and how does that feel? Don't leave all this to chance to be stuck in mediocrity.
Go out there and draw up your dreams. Feel them. Visualize them. Let's do our homework, and start carrying the action steps out with feelings and emotions every step of the way. Embracing it all!
I'll leave you with one of my favorite forward marching orders in the Hx of man:
Hebrews 12:1-2 - Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
So Let's Go do our homework today for our best life which in turn makes those better around us!
Yours In Health
Dr Howard Dennis