I was watching a Tony Robbins interview the other day…
At about the halfway mark he said this:
“I’m not here to have an argument with my brain.”
I think most people can relate to this. Whenever we have to do something (whether it’s exercising, eating less, or breaking bad habits) we tend to get into arguments with ourselves. The one side of us knows that we have to take action…
…but the other side resists.
Whether it’s through fear, laziness, anxiety, or simply the unwillingness to change…
…our mind slams the brakes on.
But in order to get anywhere in life you have to stop doing this.
You have to learn how to turn off your thoughts and do what needs to be done.
You have to put yourself on autopilot and become a mindless personal development Zombie.
I’ve experienced this in my own life.
At one stage I wanted to start taking daily walks.
I was slightly overweight and knew that I had to get more exercise.
And although I did start to develop the habit it was still hard as hell.
I’d sit there having an argument with myself…
“Should I do it?”
“No I’m too tired…”
“You have to do it…”
“Today was really tough…”
Etc. etc. and so on.
It was only when I started to turn my brain off and get out of the house no matter what…
…that I managed to hit this habit with 100% accuracy.
The point is this:
Don’t get into arguments with your brain.
Stop thinking about what you have to do.
Simply decide what needs to be done…
… turn your mind off…
…and get going.