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💛 5-Point Update! (Happy New Year!)
🎉 Happy New Year!!!
“Growth comes from chaos, not order.”
Hi from Glenn!
🎉 Happy New Year!!!
I sincerely hope you have a great one!
Today, I’d like to talk about change, growth and resolutions.
New Year’s Resolutions get a bad rap, but I’m a fan.
Why? Because I think this gets to the heart of why we are here on this planet. We are here to change, grow and unfold spiritually. Every single moment in our lives is an opportunity to grow.
Yes, there are many strategies for succeeding at resolutions, but I want to give you a different perspective than you’ve ever heard before.
🎨 FIRST, YOUR BRUSHSTROKES OF LIFE.
A couple years ago I made a video called “Your Brushstrokes of Life”. This is a deep look at how we shape our beliefs and how these beliefs shape our life.
For example, most people believe that people fail to quit smoking because nicotine is so addictive. In this video, I explain why I don’t think this is true. I think people fail to quit smoking because they never stop believing that they are a smoker. So if you try to quit smoking while you still believe you are a smoker, what is going to happen?
You will start smoking again, and you will be mad at yourself for not having the willpower to quit smoking.
Here’s an analogy: imagine you are flying a small plane and you set the auto-pilot to fly you to Chicago. While the auto-pilot is still engaged, you can still turn the plane and fly somewhere else, but you will always be fighting the auto-pilot. And eventually, when you lose concentration the auto-pilot will again take over and you will again be on your way to Chicago.
Willpower is weak. Willpower is the use of force. And it will never win against what you believe yourself to be (auto-pilot).
So, in order to quit smoking, you have to first stop believing that you are a smoker. Stop identifying as a smoker. As soon as you do, you will just stop smoking.
Not only is this a much more effective way to stop, it is the ONLY way to stop.
(By the way, this video was originally published on YouTube, but I took it down and moved it to Rumble because I do NOT want to support YouTube or Google anymore.)
💡 SECOND, BE THERE NOW.
Let’s say that your goal is to lose weight.
First of all, change your goal to make it positive, not negative. So instead of having a goal of “Not being fat”, make it “I am healthy, strong and attractive.”
Most importantly, figure out how you want to feel once you achieve your goal.
How do you feel? Your sense of confidence. Your feeling of attractiveness. The energy that you have. Feel how your posture changes, and the cadence of your walk changes.
Visualizing it is not as important as feeling the feeling that you have already accomplished your goal.
This feeling is something that you can adopt right now.
Keep this feeling in your heart. Don’t force it. If you find yourself drifting into your old thoughts, just gently move yourself back to the feeling of success.
If you walk around all day with this thought that you are healthy, strong and attractive, and you belief it to your core, the first thing that will happen is that people around you will notice that you are healthy, strong and attractive. Even before you actually lose weight.
By adopting this feeling, and believing yourself to be the person who has already achieved your goals, you will start to eat like a healthy person. You will take action towards your goal because you have identified yourself as someone who is healthy, strong and attractive, so those actions will become natural to you.
💛 THIRD, BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF.
But remember to be gentle with yourself.
You’ve been on this planet for how many decades now? 3, 4, 5, maybe even 8?
This means you have picked up some habits in how you think. Sometimes these ruts can go deep.
But imagination is stronger. Since change and growth is the reason why each of us are here, imagination and our ability to grow beyond where we are right now must be stronger than anything that is holding us back.
So, don’t beat yourself up if you eat that piece of pie.
Don’t belittle yourself.
You are not a failure because you ate the piece of pie. Don’t identify with failure.
Yes, you did something that does not meet your overall objectives, so in a sense you may have failed in the moment.
But failure is something that happened, it’s not who you are.
Pick yourself up, imagine the feeling that you want to have once you achieve your goal and keep that feeling in the back of your mind. Be there now.
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💗 FOURTH, EXPAND YOUR CAPACITY TO LOVE.
While we are here in this world to change and grow, the question is, how should we grow? What is our ultimate purpose?
The purpose is to grow and expand our capacity to allow God’s love to use us as a vehicle.
So this year, may I suggest some worthy goals to aspire to?
Develop your patience. Impatience causes tension. Tension closes the heart.
Appreciate your loved ones. They give life meaning.
Forgive yourself. Learn your lesson and move on without guilt.
Forgive others. We are all growing. Accept people and their failings. (But you may want to distance yourself from them).
Relax into Life. One of the main lesson’s I’ve had to learn is to relax into life. I think this is a good goal for everyone.
Be brave. Expanding your capacity to love requires courage.
Do you have any advice?
👺 FIFTH, A DIFFERENT TOPIC.
So now I want to change topics.
My son’s friend was at the house the other day, and he told me that the FBI called his father. Why? Because his younger brother apparently was online a couple years ago (he was about 10 at the time) and was playing an online game. Some guy communicated with him and said that if he shared some nude photos of himself, the guy would give him some in-game credits that he could use to upgrade his online character.
What did he do?
He took pictures of himself nude and shared them.
He was 10. You can’t blame him.
It is essential that parents understand the threats and teach their children what to do and not do online. Please share this video I created recently.
Again, have a fantastic New Year!
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