Prosperity Pillar 3 – I Act In Spite of My Mood
We are on day 3 of a 12 day series on the Prosperity Pillars and I’m really excited to be able to go through this one. I just love this!
Last time we talked about taking personal responsibility. Now principle number 3 is the difference maker: I act in spite of my mood. I know we all struggle with this and we’re going to cover a strategy and some ideas on how to use this daily.
Bruce Lee said, “The successful Warrior is the average man with laser like focus.”
I can’t think of someone who may be more disciplined than Bruce Lee. But that is a powerful statement: a successful warrior is the average man with laser like focus. So let’s tie this into this principle of how to act in spite of your mood.
Are You Acting In Spite of Your Mood?
I want you to ask yourself if are you willing to act in spite of your mood. Are you willing to do things whether you feel like it or not?
All of us get up in the morning and we’re tired. You know you might be getting up and saying to yourself:
- I have have a bad job
- I don’t like my situation
- I’m in bad circumstances
- I am tired, I work hard and I don’t have the energy
Guess what? All of us struggle. Everyone struggles! But here’s the thing …
You say you want to create your life. You say you want to make a difference. But are your actions telling the story the validates what you say you want? Because that’s the key. That’s the difference.
Related – The Daily Mastermind Podcast: I Act In Spite of My Mood
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Stop Making The Struggle About You
We always have a difficult time in life. We don’t always feel like doing the things we need to do. We don’t always feel like we can. You NOT taking action ruins your results.
Failure, pain and struggle are a lot worse if you don’t take basic control of your actions and act in spite of your mood. Having growth happen for you is a key.
Stop making it about you. Stop making it about your feelings. Maybe it’s a relationship. Maybe it’s a cause or passion that you have.
You have stop making it about you and your feelings and you’ll see some things move forward in your life!
How To Start Taking Action
So here are some specific strategies I use in order to act in spite of my mood. Number one is setting some goals.
When you have clear direction and you have focus in your life, it’s much easier to act in spite your mood. When you’ve been able to take time and develop a clear vision of where you’re going, it’s a lot easier to take action when times are difficult.
MAKE THE COMMITMENT
Second, I want you to make the commitment, not just the decision, the commitment that everytime you’re going to act in spite of your mood. You make the decision and the commitment that if you’re going to get up early and go to the gym, you’re going to get up. You make the decision and the commitment! If you set your alarm, you’re going to get up when your alarm goes off.
You’re gonna see all kinds of things change in your life if you do this and there will be a lot of benefits.
Related: Developing Your Successful Mindset
The 5 Second Rule
I wanted give you a couple of other things you might want to try too. Have you heard of the 5 second rule?
There’s a about a 5 second period of time until doubt and indecision comes into your mind. You’ve got to act before that 5 seconds is up. If you act, then you’ll move forward. If you don’t, if you hesitate … that’s when you’re going to see nothing following through with your goals. You will not be accomplishing the things you want.
Create for yourself a power statement. It could be something like:
- I act in spite of my mood
- I want to be successful
- I see the vision
Create power statements so that when you get to that moment of the 5 second window, you start to decide to act in spite of your mood. Or motivate yourself to do it another way.
To be able to act in spite of your mood is to create a change in you or your state. Whether it’s your physical state, your mental state, your emotional state.
Change Your State In Many Ways
You can use other tools that also help to change your state for action. Maybe you have certain music, books, awesome pictures, or the daily mastermind mobile app that helps you get in a state for action.
I use certain songs that I’ll play on my ipod or my phone that motivate me to go to the gym. Or I’ll have certain pictures and memories that are vivid specific things to help me. Everyone’s different.
So find something that works for you that can help you to change your state, your state of mind, your state of physical/mental/emotional well-being. Then when you need it, have those ready. Be prepared.
Related – The Daily Mastermind Podcast: Take Action For Personal Mastery
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Create Supportive Habits
The last thing I’m going to suggest is to create habits. When discipline and motivation go out the door, habits are there to guide you. These are habits like creating daily rituals rituals that will guide you into creating habits that support you.
It’s so you don’t question every time whether or not you’re going to go to the gym. You don’t question every night if you’re going to read, meditate, or write in your journal. Once you create habits, then you won’t have to struggle so much with acting in spite of your mood.
Backup Your Talk With Action
I believe, and I’ll say it again, acting in spite of your mood is a difference maker. You’ve got to backup your talk with your actions. And you have to be able to do this on a consistent basis. So whether it’s setting goals, making commitments, power statements, or other tools that will change your state and create habits … use them to create long term discipline.
All of these things are critical for you to be successful and to enjoy prosperity in your life! So right now I want you to write down this principle, this is your decision to start.
- Write down the phrase, “I act in spite of my mood.”
- Now hang that up right where you can see it on the mirror in the morning, or on the dashboard of your car. Maybe it’s on your laptop. Maybe put it in multiple places.
- And repeat that over and over and over to yourself.
This will be a very empowering thing for you to do. Follow this principle, and I promise it will spark your true potential.
I believe it’s never too late for you to begin living the life you want to remember.
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