4 Tips on How To Be Successful In Life
Gratitude, giving the right f*cks, and being successful from a pro athlete | March 27, 2022
1. Be a neutral feeler and thinker.
Neutral feeling and thinking is a behavioral technique used by elite pro and Olympic athletes. In sports at the highest levels, you learn to take the good wins with the bad losses and teach yourself to reframe negative, cynical, or pessimistic feelings.
A mantra you can try using when sh*t goes wrong: feelings aren’t facts.
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Just stick to the work and make today your best practice, workout, productive day, etc.
Not constantly listening to your feelings is probably one of the reasons 95 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs played collegiate sports*. Elite sports teach you how to play the next play, get through a terrible quarter, find energy for the next meeting, beat your next quarterly goal, or turn skipping the gym into “a bad workout is better than no workout.”
2. Understanding gratitude.
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Focusing on a daily gratitude practice on the positive things, people, and work happening in your life is scientifically proven to change your life for the better.
First off, you can’t be, act, or live in a state of gratitude unless you’re aware of what you have. You can’t feel the positive effects of gratitude without reflecting on what you’re thankful for in your life. Without an awareness of practicing gratitude, you can’t live in a state of appreciation.
And this is how the gratitude paradox begins — instead of waiting to feel better about your life, stop being lazy, and start practicing being grateful.*
3. Control the f*cks you give.
As huge Mark Manson and Viktor Frankl fans, they believe in trying to control your response to the positive or negative stimuli around you.
Control what you care to respond to, control who you hang out with, control what you read, watch, and eat, and mostly, do what the f*cks matter to you.
Whether it’s choosing to work out when you don’t feel like it, practicing patience when you don’t want to, or slapping Chris Rock in the face, stop giving your precious energy to those who don’t deserve it.
How to live a successful life tip: How you respond to today’s positive or negative challenges (stimuli) defines who the f*ck you become tomorrow — so cast your ballot wisely.
4. What if you die this month?
If your world ends at the end of the month*, will you be proud of your douuuuucchebag Ferarri, mansion, and Gucci belt?
Hyper-consumption stops us from saving and investing most of our income, which stops time affluence — the chance to do what you want to do, be with who you want to be with, and love those things that truly matter when you want to.
If you want to get blown up in a Ferarri on the last days, I actually think that’s a cool way to go out.
Good luck out there,
CONTRIBUTED BY Trevor Huffman