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Dec. 29, 2019

#429 Easy to teach...difficult to discourage

#429 Easy to teach...difficult to discourage

Watch this episode on YouTube! Today we’re diving in on Ryan Holiday’s book, “Stillness Is The Key,” & a specific chapter titled “Let Go...” Have you ever set a goal/target but the harder you tried to hit it, the worse it got for you- which lead to you to becoming even more frustrated and eventually quit (again🙄)? It’s like stepping in a batter’s cage and vowing to crush the ball only to gloriously miss in front of your friends...or you try to crush the golf ball down the fairway only to have to yell to the people on the next hole to duck for cover. You try hard, but fail miserably... It’s what Holiday calls, “The willful will,” the need to control a specific result in a specific time frame. “Let go” of your obsession with a specific result at a specific time & instead redirect your intensity and energy toward developing your form. You want the results but want to skip the line of taking “unnecessary” steps, but it’s embracing the process that will lead you to exponential results. It’s not that you don’t set a target, but you hold loosely to the specifics. Surrender to the results, focus on developing your form & you’ll see unbelievable outcomes. I know this firsthand- it wasn’t until I surrendered to the amount of weight I wanted to lose did I start to see results. Everything I read was “lose 2 lbs/week,” but when I made that my primary focus, I quit when I didn’t get the result. Finally I surrendered to the results and began working on developing my form: picking a time I could consistently work out...developing my form on new exercises & “bonus rounds,” (ie carrying my jump rope with me and knocking a 10 min routine out in the parking lot during halftime of my son’s game.) I developed my form by discovering more foods that were quick to prepare and delicious to eat. My initial time frame to lose 40 lbs was 7 months, but I got it in 4 because I surrendered to the results and obsessed over the process of developing my form. When you surrender to the results and work on developing your form, you become “easy to teach & difficult to discourage.” Think of all of the times you enforced your will & had to get an outcome? Because you’re so rigid for a result, you’re “difficult to teach & easily discouraged.” Some of what you go through is learning by experience- getting it out of the mud-meaning you gotta pull the results out of figuring it out ...by developing your form. Developing your form keeps you open and more collaborative with others. It’s almost as if you don’t care about the results- you don’t, because you trust the process of developing your form more. The results will show when the results show. And when they do, they’ll come faster and greater than you anticipated. But first you’ve got to “let go.” Stay in the Sales Life 💪


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