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1 Simple Trick To Get Rid Of Your Head Trash

Posted Tuesday March 24th, 2020 1 Simple Trick To Get Rid Of Your Head Trash

You probably have a TON of things going on in your head. But I'm willing to bet you don't write down nearly as much as you should.

Here's why that's costing you a LOT of time and money.

Our minds are like giant supercomputers. Supercomputers that frequently get clogged with bullshit.

That bullshit is US - our egos, greatest fears, anxieties and self-judgments.

Those lower-level reactions cloud our higher-level strategies, so we're stuck in a see-saw between thinking up ways to achieve our dreams and also sabotaging those same dreams with excuses and lies.

It sucks, but it's true. You with me?

But here's the thing: You can trick your psyche. It's actually pretty easy, and yet nobody does it.

People prefer to keep things in their heads. That's a bad idea, because it's so much easier for the lower-level you to take over and run things.

But you think you can outsmart it. You think, hey, I can control this.

You can't.

But here's what you CAN do: WRITE IT DOWN.

When you write down your logical thoughts, you beat your subconscious to the punch.

You do that by making your logical thoughts concrete and permanent. For instance, you may want to write down this year's goals. When you do that, they're clear as day to see and understand, and you put it out of the reach of your lower-level self.

You may also want to write down your biggest fears. When you do, you might look at them on paper and be able to think of all kinds of reasons why those fears aren't really justified. Write down those justifications, too.

Once they're on paper, look at them. If you can look at them and read them, you won't have to think about them and track them. You'll say to yourself, yes, self, I know I'm afraid of not making payroll next month. I already wrote that down. So what? What am I going to do about it?

Writing it down moves the challenge to the next square on the gameboard. It removes it from your mental treadmill and makes it so you don't have to "remember" it. It makes it so you can't change it without physically doing so.

And while all of those seem like small, insignificant things, they're actually the easiest things you can do to measurably improve your mind control starting right now.

So other than some pen ink and a sticky note, what do you have to lose? Write it down, get it out of your mind, and use your logical mind to parse through it. Do this, and you'll be well on your way to mastering that little voice inside your head that tells you you can't.

F*ck that voice. You can.

Here's why you should write your thoughts down:

  • Your mindset is a function of a battle between the logical, "higher-level" you and the reactive, "lower-level" you.
  • When you leave your thoughts and fears and dreams inside your head, you give your lower-level you the power to overwhelm your logical mind (that's bad).
  • When you write down your thoughts and fears, you'll rationalize them logically (write those down too).
  • Once they're on paper, look at them. If you can look at them and read them, you won't have to think about them and track them. You'll say to yourself, yes, self, I know I'm afraid of not making payroll next month. I already wrote that down. So what? What am I going to do about it
  • Writing down your thoughts moves the challenge to the next square on the gameboard. It removes it from your mental treadmill and makes it so you don't have to "remember" it. It makes it so you can't change it without physically doing so.
  • It seems like a small thing to do, but it WORKS - so try it!

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