Celebrate Your Successes
So we just dove into a little bit of the deeper, harder stuff of this. And I want to come back to the energy of feeling good about what you're gonna do. I want to come back to the excitement of it because you have to deal with the obstacles. If you go in blindly, you won't succeed. So I want you to see that we talked about all these different things that can get in your way and that if you think about them from the beginning, you can set yourself up. If I get to this point, I need to ask for help and I need to get over myself to ask for help. If I need to change some environmental cues, I need to change some environmental cues. If I need to find a new buddy who's gonna help me do this, I'm gonna do what it takes to do that. I'm gonna join the wire. I'm gonna I'm gonna find the person, maybe I'll take the risk of talking to someone I hadn't talked to before and see about doing that. I'm going to find a way around these obstacles. So I want to come back all the way back to why you're doi...
ng this. That comes to the very last and most important part of changing a habit. You must must, must celebrate your winds. This is not debatable when you plan to change something, plan for what you're gonna do when you finish when you've made it a habit. And that doesn't mean you're going back to carrot and stick. This means allowing the success to sink into your life to own it. Do you know that if you think about something that you've done successfully for 20 seconds. you? Re arrange your brain waves to a more positive state, which is going to empower your next success. But we don't do it because we have unending to do lists. We don't stop and say, look, I did one through 10. We look and say I have 11 through 78 to go. But when we stop and say I did one through 10, we actually renew ourselves a bit to do the rest. So if you're trying to change habits, which are really, you know, we've talked about behavior change is hard build in the celebration. How are you going to own your success? One of the biggest mistakes I see in the working world is not enough celebration mm or false celebration employee of the month, which goes miserably around from desk to desk until everybody's like, yeah, whatever. But real celebration. If you know, let's look at what we accomplished in the last quarter and let's let's own it and then we'll talk about our challenges, but let's own what we've done. So we're getting to the end of this. And I have a big question, are you all in, I want to hear from the online community to are you all in? Are you really ready to do this? You can cross the line, you're gonna do it, You're gonna celebrate, you're gonna celebrate doing this. You're gonna tweet Cindy and tell her I will, you guys are gonna email Cindy and tell her I want to know, are you all in? We're tired of having our focus and our motivation and our health, and our happiness and even our income sucked away by stress and stress is not actually something that's out there happening to us, it's our reaction to what's happening to us. So in there is where we have the power, we have the power to do something different and that that is part of a system. And in that system we have all of this stuff coming at us and our brains joined. A very important job of sifting out whether all the stimuli in this universe are dangerous or not, filtering it through our perception to decide if it's dangerous or not, and doing the job it has to do and if it's dangerous, triggering a stress reaction. So there we have three places we can jump in there, we can reduce what comes at us, we can alter our perception and we can build up our resilience so we're strong. So there's all these different choices of ways and you want to make a sort of fabric of those over time. Find the things that are really, really going to hold you and make you stronger in the face of stress. And then when you find those things make a habit of them, then it's a win win. If you make a habit of something that creates energy for you, you're winning by saving energy, creating energy, it's truly going green, This is the ultimate green and it's a really wonderful way to look at it and do it with lightness of heart and kindness to yourself, compassion know that you have this power, you have this power to just change your breath, work calm down your body and power up your brain. You've had this power, it's like the Wizard of Oz, you've had this power all along, just click your heels and breathe. You really have the power to make a difference in what you feel day to day. You may not have the power to go out there and change how all the people around you are acting, but you've got the power within you to decide how much energy you want to spend on it. And that is fun when you start playing with it. It really is. So use these creative brains and go out and wire up something that's gonna support your best self, create new wiring, create wiring that makes you the best you and the happiest you so that life becomes full of ease and flow and time doing what you do best, creatively, not spinning around all the other stuff. So that's what I have to offer. I hope it inspires and holes and motivates.