Monday, 4 June 2018

5... 4... 3... 2... 1... from Autopilot to Manual.

Most of us spend most of our time on Autopilot.

This is elegant... it's the best use of our available resources of energy.

This is simple.

This saves time.

And, as I said, this saves energy, effort, waste.

...Unless it isn't getting you where you want to go.

What if you've got stuck in a rut?

What if you've got stuck where you're just hitting the snooze button on Life 'cos you don't want to face the day?

Could simply counting down out loud from 5 to 1 – that's, "5... 4... 3... 2... 1..." really make a difference?

For thousands, it already has.

This was the Launch process that got Mel Robbins, author of, "The 5 Second Rule: The Surprisingly Simple Way to Live, Love, and Speak with Courage," going again. She'd lost everything (nearly), and the snooze button was an energy-saving way to survive. But her life changed when she saw a rocket launch.

That "5... 4... 3... 2... 1..." leads to total commitment. It flips the switch. It ignites the spark, the fuel, the lift. It moves us towards escape velocity.

So she decided to use that to get her out of bed in the morning. She decided to beat her own brain that was trying to protect her from more pain.

Take more than 5 seconds and she knew she'd talk herself out of getting up... again.

And what did she do?

Simple stuff.

"5... 4... 3... 2... 1..." get out of bed. Launch yourself into the day without hesitation...

"5... 4... 3... 2... 1..." make the kids sandwiches...

"5... 4... 3... 2... 1..." get the kids on the bus...

"5... 4... 3... 2... 1..." call that friend instead of text or email them...

"5... 4... 3... 2... 1..." look for that new job/client/opportunity to volunteer...

"5... 4... 3... 2... 1..." be nice to that family member you've been being short with...

"5... 4... 3... 2... 1..." do your Moodscope score!

Counting down works because it takes us off of autopilot and switches doors to manual.

Boom.

It helps us turn the handle on decision-making and take action.

Forget about waiting to be motivated.  Choose action instead.

"5... 4... 3... 2... 1..." Action!

What will you do today?

Neil
A Moodscope member.

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