Being consistent leads to momentum. Just as consistency can be good or bad, so too can momentum. If you focus your efforts on positive things, consistency and momentum will give you a better quality of life. Momentum is like the current of a small stream — turning into a creek — and eventually a powerful river.
For every action there is a reaction — whether it’s positive or negative. For Jews across the world, this week is Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement. This holiest day of the year in Judaism is a chance to wipe one’s slate clean of wrongs committed. It’s interesting how the holiday coincides and parallels many points Dr Bernie, Tim, and Steve bring up on this episode including:
How to make better choices
How to have a clean start and begin fresh
How to get yourself out of the negative energy trap
How the OODA Loop that law enforcement uses relates to a new you
In this short, but very profound episode, Dr Bernie joins us to share his “closet story.”
“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” — Albert Pike
Dealing with things in a chronological, linear manner is not always ideal. The OODA loop is a strategical military and law enforcement concept that stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act. Tim and Steve talk about how it can be applied by everyone to more effectively handle situations we experience in everyday life.
Energy. What is energy? How does your energy affect your relationships and interaction with others? How do we get more energy? Yes, there are physical elements we need — proper nutrients and rest. But mentally what is necessary to energize yourself and defeat laziness?
According to this website, here are the 10 Main Causes Of Laziness that we discuss:
Poor lifestyle choices
Lack of motivation
Lack of self-worth
Too much to do
Back by popular demand, it’s Dr Bernie. He talks about making every moment count, being a good soul, helping others we encounter along our journey, staying mentally alert and aware, respecting yourself, rituals, exercise, food, and so much more:
Timing and distance — how to be in the right place at the right time (2:00)
Why and how to truly be in the moment (3:24)
What happened that caused him to shift his mindset and priorities (4:03)
Dr Bernie’s beliefs on how to be successful and live a vibrant life (4:50)
”Live in the moment” isn’t just a pie-in-the-sky phrase — its meaning is explained (5:38)
We were not meant to live in the past — that leads to depression (7:30)
How to become the person you want to be (8:50)
What our purpose is here on earth (9:37)
An epidemic that will kill you if you’re not aware (11:23)
Why you should believe what Dr Bernie has to say (13:07)
What he witnessed that made him determined to always move forward (15:36)
When you do something — anything at all — for a long time and you’re passionate about it, there’s a tendency to expect others to do it too. Because it’s become routine for you, and you’re comfortable with it, it can be hard to imagine that may not be the case for everyone. Rather than always being the one speaking, be sure to listen as well.
”Not everyone can be an oak tree.” — Carol Hoover
Being consistent dictates results, but of course it’s easy to be consistent with something that you’re good at and you enjoy doing. Learning to get comfortable in uncomfortable situations keeps us humble and more relatable — strengthening our relationships. Realizing where others are coming from takes understanding, awareness, and an ego check.