LET YOUR LEARNING TURN INTO KNOWLEDGE
AND YOU WILL BECOME SMART.
LET YOUR LEARNING TURN INTO ACTION,
AND YOU WILL BECOME WEALTHY.
You are a learning machine. You can't help yourself from absorbing lessons every day.
But there is so much that gets in the way of you taking action on these lessons.
You're limited by time, money, your relationships.
You're limited by fear, your emotions, your stories.
You're limited by your health, your body, your environment.
But despite all of this, some of us manage to take major action based on what we learn, while others of us just keep doing the same damn thing.
Why is this?
DECISIONS ARE THE CURRENCY OF CHANGE.
Do you want to create lasting change in your life?
Do you want to create a life full of thoughts that lead to action, not just more thoughts?
Well great news. You've come to the right place.
HOW TO CREATE A LIFE FULL OF ACTION
When energy is moving, you've got a shot at getting what you want.
Stagnancy guarantees you won't change.
The richest people in the world have so much energy moving in their lives, they can't help but get more rich.
They learn to let the little things go.
But the key is: never stop moving.
Step #1: Meditate to establish a strong base - a 'zero' state.
Before we go start causing a ruckus, taking action on every thought we have, we've got to calm down.
You've got to clean out the gutters, allow the dirt to be washed away, and relax.
Our brains are pretty amazing at doing this... once we stop actively trying to do things, it cleans itself automatically.
Sure, being in nature, cold water, having awesome sex, or playing sports makes this easier.
But really all you need is the ground, your body, and some free time.
One, five, ten, one hundred - however many minutes feels good, do that.
Stop when you want to, in order to keep it as a habit. The second meditation becomes a chore, you will stop.
Like anything, start small, and work your way up.
Want some help? I am starting a meditation accountability group that will meditate every day for 30-days. If you want more information (or if you want to book a session with me to get your practice started), send me an e-mail.
Step #2: Learn to let things go.
Don't take action on everything.
You're value isn't determined by what you say 'yes' to (saying yes is easy) - it's determined by what you say 'no' to.
Saying 'no' is difficult. It involves a lot of resistance. This makes it a scarce (thus valuable) skill.
Before you learn to take action on all of your thoughts, you've got to learn the most important action of all:
letting things go.
Your first response to your thoughts should be asking yourself whether or not you should let it go (i.e. take no action related to it).
Ask yourself, 'Should I give this energy?' before you start thinking about something.
The quicker you are to let things go that don't matter, the sooner you'll experience more space in your life for the big things.
If it's not important to you...
If it's to please someone else...
If it's because you feel you 'should'...
If it's because you feel you 'need' to...
You probably should let it go.
This key that I am about to share with you may be worth the value of your daily salary...
DON'T BE AFRAID TO LET THINGS GO.
THE IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE -
THEY WILL COME UP AGAIN.
Everything has a carrying cost.
Check out the minimalist's documentary to really understand what this means.
I know it's scary to let potentially good thoughts go. But this is what decisions are.
Remember that decisions are the currency of change?
You need to risk letting good things go, to make room for the really important stuff.
The more comfortable you are creating space in your mind (and your life) by letting the little shit go, the more energy you will have to allocate to the big things that matter.
For one of my favourite articles of all time, going deep on step #2 (and a whole bunch of fun stories to illustrate this concept further)...
Step #3: Take action on what you can NOW.
I might get a tattoo that says 'do it now'. Or another favourite: 'later never comes.'
Do you have to buy a pumice stone for your feet that have been getting dry lately? Go on amazon right now and order it.
Do you have to tell that person that thing, but you've been scared to for months? Call them right now.
Did you just remember that great idea you had for a friend? Message them the idea right now.
Do you forget the name of that artist that sings that song? Google the lyrics, and find their name. Right effing now.
With a clear mind, and space created by making decisions about what you don't want to take action on, next is creating as streamlined a pathway as you can to take immediate action on the important thoughts.
The cleaner and faster you can make this pathway, the more you're going to get done.
The more you get done, the more you're going to change, and the more you're going to grow.
THE GOAL IS TO GET THOUGHTS OUT OF YOUR HEAD
AND INTO REALITY
WHERE THEY CAN ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING
AS FAST AS YOU CAN.
You don't want to let them pile up.
The more they pile up, the harder it will be to take action on new thoughts.
The slower you'll change. The slower you'll grow.
Remember Step #1? Daily meditation will prevent all those thoughts you didn't take action on from piling up too high.
But you know the best solution to any problem right?
Don't cause the problem in the first place.
The more comfortable you an make with making decisions, letting potentially good things go, and taking action on potentially bad things, the less shit that will pile up in the energy connecting your thoughts to the world, and the faster you will be able to create the life you want.
Also, with all these decisions you're making, the faster you'll get better at making decisions.
And that's almost it. This step is the whole purpose of this article; to teach you to convert your thoughts in your mind to action in the real world.
While we all have different minds, we all live in the same reality.
And since you need other people to get anything you want, you need to get out of your head, and into the world they're in.
Step #4: Create documentation systems.
Calendars. Reminders. Notes. Journals.
For all of your thoughts that you're not able to take action on right away, we need a way of storing them (in reality) for later, when you will be able to take action on them.
It's really important that you take action on as many thoughts (that you decide are worth taking action on) immediately as you can.
This is because...
Carrying thoughts from the present to the future has a cost.
When you do things right away, there is no build up at all. The thought is completely let go into the real world, and your stream is clear.
When you store things in your documentation systems, they build up.
While over time you will learn to get better at letting the feeling of these 'boxes' build up (e.g. calendars, reminders, notes, journals), there is a certain amount of mental cost associated with each item in these boxes.
The more items you can stop from even entering these boxes by crossing them off as soon as you enter your mind, the better.
Here is the nitty gritty if storing thoughts in these boxes.
Develop the habit of storing thoughts that you want to take action on in the physical world.
Notice how we define good thoughts: those you decide you want to take action on.
This is the opposite of what we learned in Step #2; let go of thoughts that you decide don't want to take action on.
Distribute your thoughts to their appropriate collection areas based on the timing of the action.
Use your calendar for those things you want to do well into the future, at a specific time.
Use your reminders for things you want to be reminded of at a certain time.
Use your journal for thoughts you want to take action on right now by getting them out of your head.
Use your notes to keep lists of your good ideas you know you want to take action on in the future.
It's just that easy.
To review, you create a clean mental state with daily cleaning activities (meditation, sex, sports, nature).
You solve the problem of having to clean this mental state in the first place by learning to let thoughts you don't want to take action on go as soon as you have these type of thoughts.
You keep your mind-reality energy stream flowing and moving by making the decision to take action on the important thoughts on as soon as they enter your mind. The more thoughts you move into reality, the better you'll get at building a life with you.
DECISIONS ARE THE CURRENCY OF CHANGE.
And you solve the problem of having unlimited thoughts and limited time by storing thoughts you've decided to take action on but don't have the immediate time for by storing these thoughts in their appropriate boxes, sorted by when in the future you want to take action on them.
Beautifully, you're left with a sense of clarity, where thoughts easily flow into reality, you feel present, and in control of your life.
Gosh, what a treat it is to write for you!
As always, please send me e-mails! I love talking with you, hearing your thoughts, and helping you implement these ideas into your life.
If you need any help with any of these steps, want to ask my advice, or have some questions, send them my way!
I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to think, together, with you.
Seriously, thank you.
Much love to the best looking audience on the internet,
Your man, Sam