Our enemy comes at us with a fury. I am referring to the enemy of negative thinking and the fears that accommdate them. Steven Pressfield refers to them as Resistance in his book, “The War of Art.” I have come to the realization that you must throw everything you have at conquering these thoughts. There are several techniques that I use to keep them from consuming me.
First, I use the audio books that I keep in my car and on my iphone. I listen to Zig Ziglar, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins, Steven Pressfield and Joyce Meyer. I spend 30 minutes to an hour in my car everyday. I can inject great thoughts into my subconscious during this time. This allows for 2 1/2 to 5 hours per week of personal development. You will be amazed at the amount of books you can get through this way. The libraries are full of audio books also, so check them out for cost free listening. It’s also a great way to check out speakers on their dime to see if you are going to like them.
Second, I turn of the TV, escpecially the news. I don’t receive updates for breaking news or any other news reports. If something major happens and I need to be aware, someone typically mentions it to me. Most of the things that the news reports do not affect me, nor can I do anything about them. I try to affect those that I can without worrying about those things that I cannot. The news lives and dies by the shock factor and negativity in this world. I don’t live in the dark, but there is no reason to put this type of negativity and worry into my mind daily.
What are some techniques that you use daily to fight the enemy? Leave me some comments, maybe I could use them in the posts. Remember to Invite Excellence into your life everyday!!!