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2013-06-02 @ 18:37:28
Another good one, that I do occasionally, is simply a rubber band. Wear it on your wrist snap it lightly whenever you want to snap back into reality.
2013-04-24 @ 14:53:12
Keep on keepin’ on! Once you start creating now and build the momentum..it almost becomes impossible to stop creating.
2013-04-24 @ 14:51:25
You bring up an interesting point. When you say that it’s not the creation part that’s affecting you, I wonder if you’re creating things that aren’t aligned with what you want to do.
Or is it that you just want to feel more appreciated? In that sense, then I understand where you’re coming from. It’s a great feeling to be appreciated for what you’ve done. Just spreading this article around and getting all of these amazing comments has fueled me to write more of it.
I think though that you’re right! The creations need to be ‘meaningful’ in the sense that people enjoy it and get value from it (including yourself). For some people, that could mean they create something just for themselves. But for others, that could mean a creation for a lot more people (think businesses).
What’s important is to not place /too/ much energy on what other people think and do :)
2013-04-23 @ 06:33:06
Thanks for re-sharing, much love!
2013-04-21 @ 13:12:53
2013-04-17 @ 17:19:52
Exactly what you said — happiness is relative. When I say “get happier” I mean that your baseline level gets higher.
But I also think people identify with “sadness” as the opposite of happiness, when it’s really not. You can be sad and still be a happy person. Everyone gets sad. But happy is a long-term state — perhaps the opposite of depression, or as Tim Ferriss says, boredom.
2013-04-17 @ 17:16:32
I think it has to do with innate value. When you’re creating more, you’re internally valuing yourself more because you know that you’re offering the world more. When you’re consuming, your subconscious could be telling you that you have more potential to add value. If you just consume everything, your confidence just deteriorates because you’re not doing anything.
I’d like to see this scientifically as well.
2013-04-17 @ 17:14:46
Hey Mike, thanks man.
I’d love to hear your results at the end of the 5 day challenge..post some things that you’ve created when you’re done!
2013-04-17 @ 17:13:56
Take small steps every day to create more — just like you did with this comment — and you’ll start to see doors open up in your life tenfold.
2013-04-17 @ 17:12:37
No problem Jim!
2013-04-17 @ 17:12:05
Glad it helped.
I also have it written in my room to remind me when I’m feeling lazy — it gives me that extra “kick in the ass” as well when I need it.
2013-04-17 @ 17:07:42
Let me know how it goes!
2012-11-07 @ 08:28:29
“I think we’re here to eat the sandwich.” – Joe Rogan