The Most Valuable Resource in the World Today is not what you think it is.
On the surface, you’d think it was money, or gold, or some sort of precious metal or something.
It’s none of that.
The most valuable thing on the planet is YOUR ATTENTION!
It always has been.
Over the years, technology has made it easier to grab the attention and put in front of it things to buy.
Do you think anyone is paying attention to life?
It seems so impossible to do so, there’s so much going on, and so little time.
Since you’re on this page, I’ll assume that you, like most of the planet are having some sort of existential crisis and are having an issue in one of the major areas of life; maybe in a few.
Hopefully, this will help you get some breathing room, so you can identify a positive step in the right direction.
This exercise is simple.
It should only take about 10… maybe 15 minutes, and it might create a tiny bit of release. If you struggle heavily with anxiety, you might want to find a therapist to help walk you through it. And on that note, you might want to get tested to find out if you need medications.
Diabetics require insulin and some people do actually require medications to feel what we call happiness and fulfillment.
Whatever it takes.
Do what’s best for you.
Before we get to it, let me explain why you can’t do the things you want to do and get the results you really want to get.
Feeling Stuck is a Function in the Brain
Obviously the issue is multilayered and complex.
First. We have a limbic system. It’s only goal is to keep us safe.
Any time that safety is threatened, the brain will shut down the area where logic and reasoning happens.
If that’s not bad enough, part of your brain forms patterns and habits that put you on autopilot.
Those programs were developed at a young age, and are probably not that useful for you as an adult.
In each of us, we have a set of rules that define “the way it is”, and most of those rules are Bullshit.
And to top it all off, your brain is wired to avoid pain twice as much as it’s wired to seek pleasure.
Simply put, if your mind dreads going to work, working out, lawn care, talking with your spouse, dealing with the kids, and so on, then it’s going to be pretty damn difficult to motivate yourself to take control of your life.
There are all sorts of logical fallacies that are getting in your way of living a life you love and loving the life you live.
Deconstructing those rules takes time, isn’t easy, and might not even be possible for some people. That’s not what we’re trying to do with this exercise. We might discuss those things at a later time, but now, we just want to.
Clear Out Your Worry Closet.
You have a lot on you mind.
We all do. It’s crazy right now. Everyone seems to be on edge.
The point of this exercise is to take the first step towards feeling free to create a better tomorrow for yourself, your family, and hopefully for the world.
If you do this, it’ll help you see how much mental space is being robbed by things and people that don’t matter.
You will have a very good idea of what you biggest worries are, so you can devise a real plan to do what needs done fix them.
I suggest you get a notebook, just because I love pen to paper, but you can do this on your computer.
Take a few breaths and start writing a list of everything that’s on your mind.
- What keeps you up at night?
- What makes your blood boil throughout the day?
- Do you have afternoon meltdowns and want to throw stuff?
- How’s your relationship? What’s going on there?
- What pisses you off?
- What makes you feel small?
- How’s your weight? Waistline? Health in General?
Cover it all. Get it all out on paper.
Take about 10-15 minutes and write that list.
Write until you feel chuckle at yourself and find a few things that you didn’t even know were bothering you.