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10 Days Can Change Your Life

Posted: May 17, 2019

10 Days Can Change Your Life…. Will You Take the Challenge?

One of the things that I miss about college is the feeling of accomplishment and sense of completion you got from finishing a semester. After finals, the classes I was taking were over, never to be revisited again. The next semester would start fresh with new classes, new schedules, a fresh outlook and a renewed commitment to do my best. As the calendar turned to the new year, I got the same feeling of completion, renewal and commitment to be the best possible version of myself.

To make any meaningful and last differences requires the commitment to a refined way of thinking. One of the modern day masters of influence and human behavior is Tony Robbins. Tony has always shared an empowering message of being personally accountable for your actions and outcomes. I graduated from Tony’s Mastery University Program back in the late ‘90s and it remains to this day one of the most powerful learning experiences I have had. At the program Tony shared something he called the “Ten Day Mental Challenge.” Like most things, it is easy to talk about, but extremely challenging to do. The benefit of accepting the challenge lies in something Socrates said, “Once a man’s mind is stretched, it will never go back to its original shape.” Once you feel how people and situations magically change around you when you change, you will become addicted to this new way of thinking. As you start your year with the commitment to be your best, read though the challenge and see if you are committed enough to fully embrace the 10 Day Mental Challenge

Here are the rules and the tools of this challenge:

1) During the next ten days, refuse to let any negative thoughts linger in your mind. Refuse to hang onto any disempowering words, feelings, questions, metaphors or emotions.
2) When you do catch yourself focusing or dwelling on the negative, recognize it, congratulate yourself on catching it, and immediately ask yourself better questions, to get into a better, more resourceful place.
3) When you wake up each morning, remember to start your day in a great state. Focus on ideas that will help you to feel happy. As you fall asleep each night, reflect back on your day, taking note of and focusing on the great things you’ve caused to happen, not only in your own life, in the lives of others as well.


4) For TEN consecutive days, focus totally & completely on solutions, not problems or challenges. Your time is best spent focused 5% on the challenges, 95% on the solutions.
5) If you do have a lousy thought, idea, question or feeling, don’t beat yourself up. Just change it. IMMEDIATELY!That’s the point of this exercise.
6) If you do dwell on it for more than five minutes, you must wait until the following day, then start the 10 days over.

The goal is 10 consecutive days without dwelling on any negative images, thoughts, words, etc. Anytime you dwell too long on the negative, no matter how many days in a row you have succeeded in meeting the challenge, you must start a new 10 days! What would happen to your daily happiness and productivity if you incorporated this mental code of excellence into your daily experience? What would the difference be, for your family, friends, co-workers etc? I think I know and I think you are worth it. Here’s to the next 365 days of your life!

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