I always get a kick when I see guys I was competing in bodybuilding with 10 years ago, still up there, doing their thing flexing for trophies. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED my time competing, but I used that time as a stepping stone – I learned all I could and moved on to a greater purpose. Much of what I learned competing I carried forward to start Newell Strength, and it’s been a big reason for why I am where I am in life. But the biggest reason is that somewhere along the line I decided I wanted to live a life of design … I wanted to live on purpose.
If your like me, you’re probably thinking, “I want to live a life of purpose, too!” Great news! I’m going to talk to you about some vanilla habits to form to make sure living a life of purpose is exactly what you do. Dig in ...
- Transformation in life really boils down to these two simple things (3:15)
- Are you journaling? If not, you’re missing out on something extremely powerful – plus, three things you should write down every day … (3:40)
- If you’re counting on “Magic shortcuts” but neglecting this, you’re shooting yourself in the foot (4:58)
- Going through a tough patch? This brain exercise takes no time at all and can help you power through (6:00)
99.5% of actual learning happens from this (7:35)
- The very important difference between responding versus reacting (8:29)
- Why it’s so important for you to stay connected to your “Why” (10:01)
A bit about boredom …
Don’t mistake my use of the term “vanilla” for meaning that I’m telling you to do stuff that’s boring. You know I’ve said countless times that the brain will only form habits around things it finds pleasurable. I’m simply stating that you need to find ways to keep these habits interesting so you don’t jump to the next “big thing” the moment you notice yourself slacking.
Ok, that’s all for today. Thanks for listening and I hope you found this helpful. Please share this episode and leave the show a review on iTunes. Connect with me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.
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