My friend Massimo told me about this. It’s basically a site where intelligent people get to air their views in around 18 minutes.
Their website says – TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
It’s really interesting. I’m going through it at the moment. I watched Tony Robbins one Why We Do What We Do – it was fantastic. Very informative. There’s also one by Ken Robinson where he talks about How School Kills Creativity. I personally agree with most of what he has to say.
Anyway, It’s certainly worth a closer look.
I truly believe that you create all of your behaviors and you all have the power to change them and create new ones as you shape and grow.
About a year ago, I was quite unhappy with myself. I had become lazy and generally demotivated. Normally I am quite active and positive so I couldn’t understand where it came from. I got sick of feeling like this so I decided to do something about it. I made a list of how I was feeling and stuck it onto my bedroom wall. Everyday for ages and still sometimes now, I read it to remind myself of the behavior I want within myself. I wrote:
- Feeling lazy and incompetent
- Brain not being trained and am exposed to trash repeating in my mind – I was watching lots of shit TV and because that’s was all I was seeing, I had the storeylines going around in my head, living in soapland – not growing, not learning, not looking after my body and soul and my most importantly my mind.
- Lack of focus and intelligence – I know I can be better
- Itching on my skin – a sign of stress. It was getting to me physically
- Body not is shape – need to be more active
- I’m 33 not 63
- Need to stop wasting my life away and get up in the mornings
- I DON’T LIKE WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME – IF I DID, I WOULDN’T BE WRITING THIS
- Don’t want a repeat of my back problem where on two occasions I have woken up paralysed from the neck down.
So from that day onwards, I started getting up at 615am and went for a swim before work – usually 4-5 times a week. I also started reading all of my motivational books and listening to my audiobooks, which I personally find a much easier way of reading books. I stopped watching crap TV. I started making more of an effort by cooking fresh meals at home. I also find time in the days to take a moment for myself and just breathe.
I look at the list now and I smile – I changed my behaviours and I have a daily reminder to tell me so. I am much stronger mentally, physically and emotionally. I shared this with you to show you that anyone can make a change. You have to want to be in a different space, breathing different air, thinking different thoughts. I have also learned that you have to really be sick and tired of your situation if you want to change it – at least I do. Maybe because I’m a bit lazy sometimes.
Hope this helps. You can do anything if you put your mind to it. We really don’t appreciate how strong we can be just by using our focus.
If you need help, listen to a few speaches from Tony Robbins – he will soon pick you up!
This is also great – its slow enough for you to take a moment to think about the words and totally absorb them. Their website is also great – details given at the end.