I really cannot express how much of a positive impact this book has made on my life as of late….
Willpower Doesn’t Work. Discover the Hidden Keys to Success by Benjamin Hardy.
I found out about his book as a bi-product of listening to and studying two other sources.
His book and thoughts have flipped most previously self-help resources I have studied on their head.
It is real. It is practical. And it is logical.
The most telling result – I cannot sit still while or after listening to any part of his book.
That really hasn’t ever happened, EVERY SINGLE TIME after listening to any book or reading anything.
I have his book as an audio book on both on my iPhone and iPod.
I only have to hear the man speak for 5 minutes and I am up and being extremely productive, taking care of things I have been procrastinating about completing for so long!
Chapter 10….How to adapt to any environment no matter how difficult…become an adaptive learner.
- Have faith (not religious, a personal conviction) that you can adapt and change…aka…have The Growth Mindset, become a flexible learner.
- Commit 100% to the change you seek, be willing to change who you are to uphold/achieve your goals.
- Learn to develop tolerance to the things you fears most.
- Learn how to tolerate and embrace unpleasant emotions…directly expose yourself to your fears and resistance.
And that is just the beginning of Chapter 10.
“Control your environment rather than allowing it to control you.”
“Lessons will repeat themselves until they are learned.”
If you want to go to the next level, be willing to start over and over and over again until you learn what you need to learn to advance to the next level.
A personal mantra I have gleamed from Benjamin Hardy’s book ~ Make my mind adaptable to any circumstance.
Many people knock self-help resources.
But as long as I am here – I want to be growing, changing, evolving, and experiencing all that life holds for me.
Yes even the this totally sucks stuff (I’ve got some of that going on right now).
Because, all of life – the good, bad and ugly is what makes me, me and what makes you, you.
For better or worse, everything, all of it, really does make life worth living and something to be appreciated.
It also creates the desire to strive and create something better for you and yours.