“You become what you think about” – Earl Nightingale
I’ve been holding to my resolutions this year…and I’m GIVING myself ammunition for work, for productivity, for success….for change.
Eating better – check. Working out (except this last week) – check. Reading – check. Turning off the TV – check. Facebook is disabled from my phone – check. Box of thank you notes sitting on my desk ready to be addressed – check.
And I started reading a book by…
A Kardashian (GASP!)
I know. I’m not even sure where the book came from. But it was on the shelf, and during a GoodWill pick-up purge a couple of weeks ago, I found it and started reading it.
Dang. Ron Kardashian nails it.
His book is 30 Second Solution. It’s about taking a beat before making a decision, before speaking, before committing. It’s about making 30 second positive statements. It’s about changing your focus.
And ultimately it’s about action.
When I started the book, I had to get over a bit of the, well, Kardashianisms: I’m a succcess, I’m great, I’m in great shape, I’m quoting myself…but maybe that’s part of the point. We want change? We want to be healthy (mentally, physically, emotionally, financially)? First we have to believe that we can be. Once our brain believes it, we can become it.
In a nutshell, 30 Second Solution is about 3 things:
- Think Positively
- Speak Precisely
- Act Purposefully
Small changes can lead to big results. The Unhealthy Anonymous program that I’m also doing proves that with our health. The same is with our mind. 30 Seconds of “I can do this” can transform our workout. 30 Seconds of “I’m good enough” can transform a job interview. 30 Seconds of “I am beautiful” can change our relationships. And positive is addictive…and it spreads to those around us.
I want to have the integrity to speak with precision so I am true to my word. Sometimes I need to take 30 Seconds before I speak to make sure that is a reasonable offer.
I want to make sure I am a person of action, who doesn’t talk about what I am supposed to do – I just start doing what I’m supposed to do.
I want to be a person of happiness, who brings a positive spin into the world. I’m better about this when I’m out in public. At home, it’s not always the case.
I want to honor God, my family, my business, my community with my words, thoughts and actions. I may need to set a little timer to go off a few times each day to make sure that I’m in check with those statements.
So – what can you do in 30 Seconds to change your life? Here’s a few ideas to get you started: Say a prayer, say thank you, take a deep breath, read a food label, send a positive text message, write down a goal, plan ahead for a healthy dinner, tell someone you love them…
If you want to check out a copy of 30 Second Solution: Transform your body, business, relationships and life in just seconds at a time, you can find it at Barnes and Noble (used for a really low price!) here.