F is for Freedom
“Freedom, in any case, is only possible by struggling for it” – Albert Einstein-
Visualize a horizontal line with zero in the middle and as you move to the left it says -1, -2 and so on. As you move to the right it says +1 and +2 etc.
If we want freedom then we have to make the decisions and choices that move us to the right side of that scale. The formula for freedom is simply to aim for more pluses than minuses.
Every time we make bad choices for our body, mind and spirit, we move to the minus side of neutral.
The thing is that we are constantly making choices each day and we can end up with plus 100 or minus 100 every day.
What we will begin to notice over time is that the more plus’ we have, the more plus’ we will want.
When we start accumulating little wins they stack on top of each other and turn into big gains.
By doing this we also become aware of when the choices we are making are minuses. That awareness leads us to make better choices and add more ‘plus’ to our existence.
There will always be a couple of negatives in your life and that is okay. That will happen naturally but if we notice them, we can correct them in the future.
Eventually, we get to a point where we begin to tip the scales to the plus side. If we can do this 80 % of the time or more then we will have mastered Pareto’s principle and live a happy healthy life.
When we measure and review our progress we begin to notice things that we did not notice before.
We start to see ourselves stepping into the person we want to become and we know a new truth empirically. That success is found in the journey we take, not in the destination we reach.
So, Are you struggling to succeed? Maybe today is the day to start adding some more pluses to your personal success scale.