You HAVE a mind, but you are NOT your mind. You HAVE a brain, but you are NOT your brain. You HAVE thoughts, but you are NOT those thoughts. Your inability to acknowledge that is your prison. Your ability to acknowledge that is your liberty.
I told him how I felt when I'm out on the ocean on a vessel like that. I told him that I love the smell of the diesel fumes, I'm mesmerized by the designs the propellers make with the water, I'm lulled into trance by the sound of the waves lapping up...
You know what really stresses me out? Nothing. Know why? Because nothing can. There is no such thing as a stressful event. There are only events. And they aren’t “stressful” until I choose to interpret them in that manner. There’s a lot of...
Why can't you relax? Do you feel guilty if you sleep in? Do you have a hard time simply sitting still doing NOTHING?
The majority of adults do. At least in most Western cultures where things like "ambition" and "accomplishment" and the accumulation of wealth are prioritized above all else. These have become the measures of success - so often at the expense of joy and reward, and peace! The irony.
Reprogramming your mind to experience reality legitimately as a field of limitless opportunity is really the bottom line of Mental Toughness - and it ain't easy. But if you're willing to integrate these three questions into your response to adversities, it'll get a hell of a lot easier.
In our conversation today, CFJ drops a handful of wisdom bombs that will definitely serve you in your professional and personal lives. For example: "Courage isn't the absence of fear. It's moving forward with it."