My self-help journey is now called personal development. Through applying more of what I read, plus my brain working at optimum power which blows me away at times, I am able to distinguish and make better choices.
I am learning what I do to sabotage myself only because I was taught to do that by my parents and brother. I have learned what the key emotion sets me up to do that and I will pay closer attention to not sabotaging myself from here on out.
I have also looked at mentors. There are mentors who are charging as much as Darren Hardy and they don't have the history behind them as he does. They are teaching what they haven't experienced. Why pick someone who hasn't done it yet? I'm sure they can help me but only in the area of their experience. I won't pay their fee until they have a track record of experience to warrant my hiring them. Besides, I can get a lot of Darren Hardy and Tony Robbins material from free to nominal - $50.
Did you know that by reading and watching their materials won't do it for you without applying what you learned? Some people need others to kick them in the backside for them to get moving. I'm that way at times and then after reading three-quarters of the book The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy was I able to say, "I will do this".
Just buy applying some fundamentals from both Tony Robbins and Darren Hardy, I have been able to accomplish a lot.
This is what I accomplished today:
Prayer time - 30 minutes
Listened to 3 chapters of the Bible
Watched 1 hour of personal development videos
Played with my dog
Changed my dog's bedding
Walked my dog twice
I finished all the above by 8:45 in the morning. I didn't accomplish all of this going from one task to the other. I had rest breaks in between. I didn't have people interrupting me like I would at a workplace or if I had people working for me.
After a three hour rest period, I gave my dog a bath.
The rest of the day was mine to do as I pleased like relax, rest, Facebook, check email, watch movies or read a book.
Do I no longer need to read personal development books and stop watching the videos? No, because I need the constant reminder of what to do because I can't remember it all. Once this information becomes a daily habit, I can still watch and read to hone my skills. My brain needs to be refreshed and kept on its toes if I am going to achieve what I desire.
Mentors are great and I have had a few good ones and a few bad ones. I can also receive the same support from people living success by sending them a private message and it's free. I enjoy learning from others and I don't mind paying for their expertise either. I will be able to afford higher end mentors to keep achieving. That is a huge goal of mine.
What bad habits do you need to change out for good habits?
Where does your focus go awry?
"Everything works better by making small changes and being consistent than making drastic changes which won't last." Darren Hardy