Better Human - Jan 8, 2020

What doesn't kill you, The labels you give yourself

Fellow Human,

What doesn't kill you…

That's what I've been replaying in my head like a mantra for the last ten days.

I was hit with Cedar Fever, which manifested as flu-like symptoms. These past ten days were in the top 5 worst sicknesses of my life.

I get this allergic response to cedar every year in Texas during the cold season, but this year hit me particularly hard.

I'm on the rebound, and my focus is to be daily grateful for being alive and for having all that I have.

What better test of mental fortitude than feeling like shit for ten days?

Feeling like this has motivated me to keep avoiding restaurants as a rule and kill my sweet tooth off once and for all—two things I'll focus on in 2021.

It reminds me to be always open and happy and cheerful and focused, and all the things I want to be because I know how short and fickle life is.

Being sick is a reminder of how awesome it is not to be sick.

A-freaking-men to that.

-Colin


“Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love.”

-Buddha

This is why politics are counter-productive and a complete waste of time for the average person. It is a mind virus slowly chipping away at your health and sanity.

I’ve officially quit politics in 2020 and my life gets better each day.

It is so freeing to literally NOT CARE AT ALL about whatever nonsense is in the headlines.


Something I Improved This Week

I usually have something obvious I’m improving each week.

This week, due to recovery, has felt like I’ve just tried to stay optimistic and focus on what energy I have.

I think it’s OK to give yourself time when time is exactly what you need.

Something I Enjoyed This Week

I started listening to the My First Million podcast.

If you are at all interested in investing, Bitcoin, businesses, startups, you should listen to a few episodes.

Check it out: https://thehustle.co/my-first-million-podcast/

Something I've Been Thinking About

How dangerous the words people use are.

You probably say things like, “I’m just X…” or “I don’t know how to do that…” or “I’m camera-shy.”

Here’s the thing about the labels, judgments, stories you tell yourself about yourself:

THEY ARE FOREVER TRUE FOR AS LONG AS YOU SAY THEM.

You will NEVER be good at something you tell yourself you are bad at. You will NEVER be confident in something if you keep telling yourself you aren’t.

On and on and on and on and on this goes.

I recognize it in employees, friends, family, ALL THE TIME.

It drives me nuts.

It’s one of those things that when you recognize it you’ll hear it all around you.

The thing is, you must recognize it in yourself if you are interested in growth.

Here’s a rule to create for yourself: Never ever tell yourself anything negative about yourself.

If you don’t have something uplifting to say about yourself, don’t say or think it.

Something Worth Watching

The Most Eye Opening 6 Minutes of Your Life - Dr. Bruce Lipton

It’s incredible how little we know about the human brain and how it works.

Most people float through life in whatever subconscious direction their brain leads them. They end up being a byproduct of their environment and upbringing and they don’t take control over their thoughts and future.

It’s actually pretty sad.

Something Worth Knowing

Better Human Knowledge Hub Public SS

Bookmark this if you haven’t!

I’m going to keep building this. You could save it as a tab that opens when you fire up Chrome. Or add it to your calendar as a recurring event and drop the link in there to check up once a month or week.

A Big Idea

First Principles

The amount of time and energy that’s wasted explaining things away is massive.

Most people do their best to rationalize why things are the way they are, or why they didn’t get the results they wanted.

The irony is the more you focus on why things are the way they are, the less likely you are to figure out a way to change it.

A simple solution is to focus on First Principles.

Don’t waste time on hypotheticals, what-ifs, or reasons why.

Instead, ask yourself the following two questions:

  1. What is my goal?

  2. How can I get there?

Then drop everything that’s happened thus far and every bit of information you think you know. Start fresh with those two questions.

It’s amazing how fast your thinking will clear up.

Podcasts

YouTube

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