How you doing?
How are you feeling about the new year?
Would you say you’re fired up or is there another energy you’re “projecting” into the year?
Obviously now is a time when fired up isn’t the dominant feeling for most people.
But it’s crucial to see you can at least choose.
“Let’s hope it’s better”
I politely walked away after he said that.
It was a holiday party when this older fellow started talking to me about the miserable things that happened this year.
Most the time I help people out of their miserable minds but in this case I chose to protect my own.
It can take tremendous effort to avoid being overcome by the stench of manure when you’re visiting a farm, and the same is true with people bathing in miserable energy.
Walking over to a buddy just 10 feet away was like stepping inside a greenhouse.
It was sunny and warm, he’s happy, excited, talking about how hard the year was but how much he, his team, and his family made the most of it, and are fired up for next year.
Living the news
If you run your brain with “news” you’re likely projecting next year by what your chosen left or right headlines say.
No news is good news, as they say.
And that’s about as fired up as you can get if you’re simulating 2022 based on the headlines.
But if you understand the role of those headlines, and are running your own brain, you can still choose to think and feel how you want.
A topic we’ll get into in The Simulation—Level 1 is how you choose to “directionalize” your brain and life.
You can be “practical” and “realistic” about these things.
“The world is in a pandemic after all, so now isn’t a time for being excited,” as the glass-full-depressed fellow said to me at the party.
Or you can choose your best energy and experience of life.
Life = energy
No energy, no life.
It’s a physical fact, but it’s also the NUMBER ONE determinant of the quality of your life.
A reason that many people are living in miserable thoughts and feelings right now has NOTHING to do with the state of the world but with how they’re USING that to drag them down.
Of course it can be extremely hard to stay in a great energy while the world is going through hell, but any student of reality knows the world has ALWAYS been going through hell.
Many wise people over the ages have even suggested it is deliberately controlled this way?
I believe it is crucial to have empathy for the billions of people who are struggling right now.
Yet bathing in tragic emotions like sadness, outrage, fear, worry, depression, loneliness, anxiety for the future, etc. is robbing so many people of their energy and ability to do the best they can for their world and THE world.
There is NOTHING more important than this.
Wherever the world is headed is perhaps 100% outside of your control.
But the energy you choose to live in, and project into the future is CERTAINLY 100% in your head and hands.
People who are crushing it right now of course find it easier to be fired up for next year.
They’re looking back on a year of tremendous success and projecting 2022 the same way.
But if you’re going through harder times you can still choose.
This has been our best year ever in business and in many ways my life, but being on mission for humanity it still takes real mind work for me to prevent all the suffering from bringing me down.
Churchill famously said, “When you’re going through hell keep going.”
Notice the energy this gives you?
For me and others whom I use this “device” I’d say it’s one of persistence, grit, doing what it takes, etc.
That’s far from the greatest energy, but it’s a LONG WAY ahead of “news energy” and the energy being farmed these days.
Moving further along the “chain” of energy you might get to say cautiously optimistic.
Here you’re feeling pretty good about it, but still with that wariness like the punch in the gut you get every time you check news.
One more step towards great energy you might say something like no matter what’s happening in the world I’m just gonna make the most of my life and feel the best you can.
That’s a great energy, isn’t it?
Another step further and you might get to something like “Hells yeah” or “I’m loving it” or “Let’s do this” or “This will be my best year ever.”
Living here, no matter where the world is headed, how won’t you make the most of your year?
What are you simulating?
I’m getting ahead of ourselves here on The Simulation—Level 1 but it’s a good time of year to make this point.
Quite simply the point of this program and our school of transformation called Rapid Sustained Transformation is recognizing that you choose.
You can choose to look back on this year like the many people who have “spent” an ungodly amount of time and mind bathing in the worst of the world, and then simulate next year full of fear.
Or you can choose to look back on this year and forward on next in your absolute best possible mind that has you thinking your absolute best, feeling your absolute best, and taking your absolute best actions.
This might not get you fired up, nor might you want to be.
But no matter what happens in the world, living this way you’re making the most of your life now and in any future reality.