The Secret To Becoming Superhuman
Change Comes Slow While Excuses Are Fear By Another Name
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Peter Parker wouldn't have become Spiderman except by accidental happenstance.
And the winner of the most recent lottery may have been handed a HUGE financial windfall from the Universe, but for most of us, change isn't a lightning bolt from the blue.
You lie awake at night thinking about how you can get xyz done at work the next day or how you need to exercise first thing when you wake up.
The alarm goes off and wham! You're too tired to lace up your shoes to go for a run.
Or the kids come running into the kitchen screaming for breakfast and poof!
There goes the time you had planned to read that chapter in your sci-fi novel that you were hoping to dig into before hand.
It's easy to think about change.
But hard to act to make those changes.
To make a change in your habits, routines, productivity and health is really about making a change in YOU.
Work, Love, Health, Wealth (or lack thereof) - All Roadblocks To Change
If something matters, if something is really important to you, you'll find a way.
There are roadblocks and obstacles in all our lives. It could be our jobs, our families, our state of health.
We all share in the fear.
The key is to identify those fears:
- Fear: We're afraid we may fail
- Fear: Afraid of the discomfort that comes with change
- Fear: Scared of the unknown and what may come from it
- Fear: Doubt in your skills and abilities
- Fear: Terror in not being "good enough"
And the biggest FEAR of all?
It does NOT exist. It's something to dream about, to aspire toward, but too often we use it as a crutch, as a distraction from what we are capable of doing.
It prevents us from getting started.
So how do you avoid these little distractions becoming major obstacles?
The key is to set realistic and identifiable metrics that you can meet.
Follow these 3 tips to become Superhuman.
- Decide what you want to get done.
- Break the task into smaller steps that you can do in less time with less effort.
- Prioritize those steps into 3 things you can do right away, number them from 1 to 3.
Don't worry if there's more than 3 things. You're focusing on the 3 steps you can take right away.
Set aside a realistic amount of time to get these done. It may be 10 minutes, or more if you need it, but this time is immutable. It can't be negotiated away or ignored.
It is absolute.
Don't have 10 minutes? Bullshit.
Set an alarm to wake up 20 minutes earlier. If you're normally a 7 a.m. type of person, you are now a 6:40 a.m. type of person. Or if you go to bed at 11 p.m. (or 1 a.m. for some), then you're now 11:20 p.m.
This needs to be the same routine every day.
You need to commit to the process.
It needs to be an everyday thing for you.
You're trying to make the change a new habit.
From there you're trying to make it from a habit to involuntary action. Like taking a breath or a heartbeat.
You're establishing a daily routine that reaches the point of Automacy - the state of action that is automatic. In other words it doesn't take mental energy or focus to take action.
The most important factor in behavioral change is the discipline and focus on daily, manageable action.
It's a commitment.
And it's practice.
But highly focused practice.
Until it's no longer necessary to focus on the actions, or until you just find yourself doing those actions without even knowing you began.
When you catch yourself "in the moment" and don't remember how it began.
A very smart person once told me, "practice doesn't make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect".
Said another way:
Practice makes permanent.
And permanence will make you merely human, or superhuman.