Have you found your epiphany moment?
I read a book once called Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra.
That was kind of one of my first introductions into thinking differently, but it is heavy going.
No one can regurgitate everything that they read or hear in a book.
What you’re looking for is an epiphany moment.
What you want is one sentence that’s going to trigger you to start to invest in yourself and make some personal effort.
That’s the key to all of this personal development stuff.
There are so many books and theories out there.
I remember years ago going into Waterstones.
Remember when we used to go shopping to buy books?
I remember going in there years and years ago, like 20 years ago, and the personal development section would be a thin little section tucked up in the corner.
And now there are whole walls of them.
So you can get overwhelmed with it all.
So all you’re really looking for is that epiphany moment, that ‘Oh Yeah’ moment.
Because if you just keep studying and studying and studying, and to be honest, it’s not going to help you.
You got to convert that into action.
You’ve got to convert that into an experience.
It’s no point just collecting information.
Do you ask anyone with a degree?
What did they learn? Six months into the first year.
Unless it had a significant impression (epiphany moment) on them, then they aren’t going to remember.
So if we just keep taking it on and not converting it’s not as helpful as it can be.
So I would say go to any personal development section, pick a book that you like the title, the colour the but read it like you’re looking for the one sentence that you can then put into action.
In Hindi, they call this dharna – to inculcate, to drink, to imbibe; to become.
This is what all the personal development, science, spiritual, religious knowledge in the world is there to help us take a nugget and bring it into thought and then into action.
Repeat the action enough and with the right energy and intensity, it will become a habit.
A habit is an automatic action, something without conscious thought.
Then we know we have imbibed that piece of information and we’ve moved forward.
This is the essence of what I’ve been doing for the last 20 years and it’s also what we do in the Good Thinking Club and when I work with 1:2:1 clients.
All you need is that epiphany moment to get you going.
Happy hunting and keep smiling