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  • Often times when we fail, we blame it on ourselves.

  • We wonder why we're so pathetic, so weak, so incapable of getting things done.

  • And over time we start to think that maybe we're destined to fail for the rest of our

  • lives.

  • If you can relate to this in any waythen pay close attention.

  • What you currently have is a belief that it's YOUR FAULT for failing.

  • And what's dangerous about this belief is that it often sends us into depressive downward

  • spiralswhere we feel like something is wrong with us deep down insidelike maybe

  • we're brokenmaybe we're destined to be a loser for the rest of our livesall

  • of which cause us to turn to our bad habits more, as a way to cope, which causes us to

  • fail even more.

  • If you want to break out of this loop and start seeing progress in your lifethen

  • you MUST replace this current belief that you have with a more constructive one.

  • One that will empower you and help you succeed, even when you mess up.

  • And that's what I want to do today.

  • I want to show you what this belief should be.

  • ___________________________________________________________________________________ Now over the years, I've worked with hundreds

  • of people, one on oneand over time I started to see a common trend.

  • People that fail constantlytend to act in the same predictable manner.

  • They almost always fail, then they mope around in self pity for a couple of days, and then

  • they try again - hoping that something is magically different this time around.

  • They hope that maybe, just maybethe motivation that they get from watching a 10 minute YouTube

  • video filled with scenes from various boxing movies - layered over epic musicallows

  • them to stay true to their word this time around.

  • When they fail yet again, it's to no surprise.

  • Because of one simple thing.

  • They didn't think about their strategy.

  • You see it's usually not a question of whether or not you are mentally strong enough.

  • It's usually a question of whether or not your strategy is effective enough.

  • It's a question of how you do things.

  • A question of who, what, where, when, and why.

  • What does this mean?

  • Well – a couple of years back - I struggled with losing weight.

  • I would tell myself that this time was different.

  • That I would quit eating junk food and start eating healthy.

  • But after a couple of days the urges would start reappearing.

  • I would start hearing voices from the kitchen - “eat me.

  • EAT ME.

  • EAT ME.”

  • And no matter how hard I resisted.

  • I would always eventually succumb to my urges and end up snacking.

  • My strategy back then, was to rely on pure willpower to resist my temptations.

  • I eventually discovered that a far more effective strategy was to remove all the snacks from

  • my house.

  • So that they weren't even option I could consider late at night.

  • I also decided to eat delicious meals that were high in protein and fat so that I felt

  • satisfied after eating dinner and so I could stay full longer.

  • The moment I started adjusting my strategy, was the moment I started seeing lasting results.

  • You must apply this same sort of thinking to all of the areas in your life where you're

  • currently struggling.

  • Yeswillpower and motivation do play a role.

  • But your strategy is equally if not more importantwhen it comes to long term success.

  • If you're someone who can't seem to focus on studying when you're at home, then play

  • around with different locations, the length of time of which you study, the time of day

  • you study, who you study with, and even what you study if that's even an option.

  • Try out multiple things, so you can figure out which strategies seem to produce the best

  • results.

  • Once that happens stop looking around for something new.

  • And just stick to what seems to be working.

  • An additional tip to help you think about strategies is to ask yourself the following

  • question.

  • How can I increase my chances of success without having to rely on more willpower.

  • What can I do differently this time, in regards to who, what, where, when, how, and why in

  • order to tip the odds in my favor?

  • ___________________________________________________________________________________ And remember it's not a question of why you're

  • not mentally strong enough.

  • It's a question of whether or not your strategy is good enough.

  • Now it is important to note that mental strength and willpower do play a role to some degree.

  • In fact there are some strategies that focus on increasing your base line level of energy

  • such as getting better sleep and fixing your diet.

  • That's something for you to experiment with as well.

  • ___________________________________________________________________________________ This episode was brought to you with the help

  • of the guys at Skillshare.

  • If you're like me and you always struggled in school because you simply weren't interested

  • in any of those topics that you were forced to study.

  • Then here's a strategy that would probably work better for you.

  • Go learn a skill online that you're actually interested in, become exceptionally good at

  • it, and make a living that way.

  • And Skillshare is the perfect place for this.

  • They are an online learning community with thousands of classeswith topics ranging

  • from things like copywriting to animation.

  • Skillshare is giving away a free trial of their Premium Membership to the first 1000

  • people who click on the link in the description box below after that it's only around 10$

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  • Which is incredibly affordable compared to what you would have to pay to learn these

  • skills inan in person class.

  • This week.

  • I've decided to take a class on non-fiction writingCreative NonfictionWrite

  • Truth In Style By Susan Orlean - because I want to improve my ability to create content

  • for the channel.

  • If you're interested in creating value online to grow a following – I would suggest this

  • course as well.

  • And besides that guys stay tuned.

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