10 days in, and I’m having breakthroughs and epiphanies left and right! My dreams have become extremely active, and I’m loving this course and the tremendous support inside the group! “Shout out to Julie Bautista!” I apologize up-front for not going into a lot of detail, but I could write 10 pages on this subject alone.
The 3×5 cards we made on Sunday had a HUGE and unexpected impact on my run yesterday. I started jogging two months ago, so it’s new and still quite challenging, but halfway through my run – every single time my legs started to ache, I wanted to slow down, or I craved a drink of water – I challenged myself to do a ‘just little more’ before giving in.
I coached myself by saying, “I promise I can make it to the end of the street (or whatever goal was ‘just out of reach’) before slowing down, because I can do anything I set my mind to and I always keep my promises!” When I got to the set landmark, I rewarded myself with what I promised (slow down, take the drink) and said, “See? I made a promise, I can do anything I set my mind to, and I always keep my promises!”
You may be thinking “That’s no big deal, what’s he so excited about?,” or “That is one crazy dude!” But by making these small promises to myself, pushing through self-imposed limitations, then confirming I did it because “I can do anything I set my mind to, and I always keep my promises!” I am teaching my sub-conscious to take me seriously when larger dreams, goals, and visions come along, and thereby training it to kick in with it’s plethora of resources and help me accomplish those greater things!
I received an unexpected side benefit as well… While “coaching myself,” I learned a valuable lesson in how to speak with enthusiasm, without being loud! I was too winded to speak very loudly, but I was pushing hard and spoke every word with such intensity and enthusiasm to keep myself going that I felt the truth and power inside every single one… And the affect it had while reading my Definite Major Purpose, Blueprint Builder, and “The Greatest Salesman” last night was absolutely phenomenal!
I can hardly wait to see myself in 6 months, for The Best is Yet To Come… And I always keep my promises!