How to Find "Paradise" When Feeling Restless
Here's the Mental Shift...
3 Steps to Overcome Restlessness
#1 - Set New, Massive Goals
Psychologists agree that setting goals is great for your mental health!
Goal setting gives your brain a dopamine boost and improves your performance.
Stagnation is boring. Want to wake your brain up and excite it? Give it a tall task, and watch how great your restlessness melt away.
#2 - Now Jump!
Goals are meaningless without action. So you must jump.
Yes, it will take courage (this article about 20 seconds of courage will help!)
If you're feeling anxious about jumping, that's probably a sign that greatness is ahead of you, and you need to jump all the more.
As Tim Ferriss says:
“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.”
#3 - Make it a Game!
Recently, I was speaking with one of the entrepreneurs I've grown to know from my High Performance Forum. In passing, he mentioned that he was discouraged as a father, not being able to get his three daughters to obey the simplest requests, like getting ready for bed or feeding the dogs.
I suggested the next time they failed to listen, he open the "timer" app on his phone, show it to his kids, and say, "Let's see if you can do it in less than 3 minutes. Go!"
He laughed and told me he was "willing to try anything," and that he'd report back.
The next day, he texted me,
DARREN!! It worked! I used the 3-minute timer on my phone last night to get the girls to go brush their teeth. You should've seen them stumbling over themselves racing to the bathroom! Hahaha! Thanks again!
We humans have some uncanny ability to re-frame seemingly absurd and tedious tasks, and actually perceive them as EXCITING when we make it a game.
That's why on the Darren Hardy team, we:
- set and track annual and quarterly team goals
- track our weekly "wins" and "losses"
- track which team member gets the most "team wows"
It helps us all to stay on track, makes us perform at a higher level, and it's actually a whole lot of fun.
We want to achieve more, to be more, to impact more. When we're stuck on a wheel, it's frustrating. So if you're feeling restless at night and want to sleep better, set new goals, jump, make it a game, and remember that you already are immeasurably important to those in your life. You already are living in Paradise.
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