Our decisions and actions are our own. They are one of the only things we are able to control. Human’s are creatures of habits and routines which is why the $500 Millionaire hopes you would make it a habit to choose your habits and not just accept them.
The $500 Millionaire hates to see people who are stuck in a life of drifting where there is no real purpose. These people are just playing defense against whatever it is life throws at them and seem to never get anywhere. It is strange that humans will find the easiest way to get by when in reality, we thrive most when we are challenged. When someone goes from living life accepting whatever comes their way, to living a life controlling what comes their way, life starts to become more fulfilled. Try it yourself, if you feel that life is boring and you are just drifting, first start by making a schedule and make sure that you are busy all day long. Even if that busyness consists of you working out, relaxing, eating, reading a book or even watching TV. Make the decision to control you time and start creating your habits.
The only self defense that humans have in the wild is our intelligence. Compared to all other species, we are not very strong, we can not run very fast, and we can not fly very high. There is no real physical atributes that give us an advantage against other species. It is all in our head, literally. With that being said, the $500 Millionaire feels that the human brain, although complex to understand, is quite simple to control. The human brain can easily be tricked by the person it “controls” (Sounds like an oxymoron but it is not). This is why it is so important to be careful what information you feed your brain. Crap in=Crap out. If you put good things in, you will get good things out. Again, the brain is very complex, but also very simple.
So the one thing the $500 Millionaire suggests you should act your way into new thinking. Basically, you subconscious mind learns from actions and remembers EVERYTHING. With us being creatures of habits we just need to control what habits we teach our brain. In order to do that you need to act as if it is real, and eventually our brain will believe it. This is where the saying, “fake it till you make it” is a good thing. This only works for beliefs and not physical or materialistic things. Please no comments about how if they act like they have a million dollars, then it will appear…that is just absurd.
If you want to change the way you think, you need to change the way you act first. Your actions are MUCH easier to change than your beliefs because the actions you decide to take, are controlled by your conscious mind. Remember our conscious mind is controlled by us but our subconscious mind works automatically. Although we can not directly control our subconscious mind, we can condition it by changing the actions that we take. The subconscious brain can adapt to almost any circumstance and will if you purposely do so. When it comes to creating a good habit or kicking a bad habit, it is all the same. If it is smoking, eating poorly, or lack of exercise…it all starts with a choice. according to the $500 Millionaire, the truest definition of character is someone who has the ability to follow through with a decision long after the emotions of making that decision have faded.
Once you make that decision, you need to be true to yourself. You made that decision for a reason and now you need to control you actions (for more on this please read how the Snooze Button will Stop Your Success- http://wp.me/p2trTB-90). In order to be successful, disciplin is the one tool that will separate you from all other competition. You are in control of you actions and your actions are what control your beliefs If you want to change the way you think, change the way you act. Always remember the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The easiest thing in life for a human to control is their actions and by controlling your actions, you can control your results.
This blog is to show you that you need to start controlling what you can control. As life goes on, you will realize every day that there is more things you can not control then there are that you can control. You need to take conscious control of your life. The best way to get rid of a bad habit is to create a good habit to take its spot. It takes 21 days to create a habit, it is up to you how you would want to spend your next 3 weeks. If the $500 Millionaire told you that you could change your life in just 3 weeks, would you do it?