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Concepts, Ideas & Meditations of Master Vince Damiano
You hear people say it all the time, "I have a million things on my mind" or "I have a thousand thing to do". Those statements are tossed around without any regard to what they actually do to us. Could you imagine what our brains would be like if we actually had a million things on our minds- It would be pure chaos, and if we had a thousand things to do- stuff would never get done. Then we get stressed.
We tend to inflate statements to either make ourselves seem busier than we are or to create a reason not to do anything at all- Crazy right? Well there are things we can do, immediately.
Make a list of those "thousand things" and you'll find you only have about five or six. Its called chunking it down. Kinda like eating an elephant- one bite at a time.
Not as stressful anymore? If you are, lets look at stress- Its actually a word we use for fear. You're stressed you'll be late for school or work? No- You're afraid of getting detention or fired. You're feeling stressed not being able to find a date. Try, you're afraid of being alone. Not everyone likes to use the word fear, it makes us seem week. The truth is there's power in words, but only the power you give them.
Now that you have a list of those five or six action items (notice I didnt say "to do" list) create a compelling reason to get them done. If the reason isn't strong enough, you'll never get it done and it will stay on your list unfinished and we know what that will cause.
The trick is clarity, certainty and absolute focus. If you have an item on your action list to get a new car- be clear about it. What color, interior, rims? What does it sound like? How do you feel driving it? How do people look at you in it? Be absolutely certain you can get it- Don't let any bit of doubt get into your thought, and don't listen to anyone who tells you that you can't. Finally, Focus- You need to see it every waking moment and in your dreams. this will drive the belief that you already have it and you will gain better resources towards its attainment.
Now of course that's an example of one item on one list. The same model can be used on the rest of the list, it just takes practice.