My friends often tell me, “I love how you think about things.” It’s taken years of work to get to where I think like I do today.
I have some personal simple rules I live by that help me think like a pro…
“I will figure this out.”
“I refuse to worry.”
“Make a decision so we can get to the doing part.”
“Regret is never an option.”
“Easy is always better than complicated.”
But it wasn’t always like this.
At 17 I attempted suicide so obviously I wasn’t “born” this way. My podcast “My Story About Depression and How I Overcame It” goes into detail on this.
What I did was simple.
I came up with a few rules about how I wanted to think about my life.
When I caught myself not thinking by my rules, I stopped and told myself those thoughts. No joke. I often say those things out loud just to make sure I heard my damn self.
Nowadays I rarely catch myself breaking the rules. But when I first started it was a lot of talking out loud and redirecting through the day.
Like 736 times a day, I would say.
So, what are your rules you live by?
Here’s the thing. You have them already. Make sure they are working for you.