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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Why You Need To Be These 2 Types Of Archetypes If You Want To Reach High Levels Of Success

We all know life is a ride—and one that often has its ups and downs, obstacles and challenges, and periods of pure joy and happiness.

Sometimes, though, moments of self-doubt creep in and in those moments we might not feel like doing anything. It's like our goals and “why” disappears… and everything comes to a standstill.

Have you ever felt like this?

If so, you may wonder why you're feeling this way. The truth is, the fact you even notice when you're feeling this way is a good thing… because at least you're noticing it.

Many people may miss this, or don't think to question why they're feeling unmotivated in the first place.

And as we know, the first key to all change is awareness.

So when you're feeling in a funk, how do bring yourself out of it and regain the motivation you need to keep pushing forward on your path to success?

There are two ways I know of to overcome this lack of motivation, and here they are:

1) Be the warrior.

The first way to motivate yourself is to be the warrior.

The warrior does whatever it takes. The warrior acts in spite of fear; in spite of worry; in spite of doubt; in spite of, “I'm not in the mood”. The warrior acts in spite of ANYTHING.

Imagine for one moment that a warrior goes out on the battlefield and there are two enemy attackers coming right at him with swords and he goes, “Eh, I don't feel like fighting.”

That would last about a quarter-of-a-second because that warrior would have a sword through their heart and be killed in an instant.

So, it just doesn't cut it. There is no such thing as “I don't feel like it,” or “I'm afraid,” in the warrior's world.

Whatever the situation, you have to get your frickin' sword out and fight for your life. Failure is not an option for a warrior, period.

2) Be the wizard.

Many times you will need to get into warrior mode and do whatever it takes to get back on your path to success, but the second way is a bit simpler, and a bit gentler: be the wizard.

What does that mean? What is the wizard? The warrior is the yang: action. The wizard is the yin side of it: the softer side, the attraction side of it.

The yin side says “Everything is energy”.

If I've been working a lot or I'm not feeling all that well, I usually push through this. Generally, I am the warrior.

But the wizard has a right to come out and say, “Not today. Today, right now, we are yin. We are going to chill out for the next couple of hours, and do whatever we would like to do.”

You've got to do that, because if you are warrior all the time, you will burn out. If you are in constant ‘fire mode'—you will burn.

You've got to be the water of the wizard also. You've got to be able to go with the flow. I learned this from many, many years of experience—and being the warrior for nearly two decades.

For me to succeed in my business, I had to do whatever it took. Many weeks, I would work 18 hours a day, get 6 hours of sleep, and get right back at it for 3 to 4 weeks at a time.

However, I learned something about Monday's.

First of all, I used to get up early in the morning every Monday. I'd finish on Sunday night, very late, get up in the morning… and start again.

Usually it was a travel day and you know what? I was getting burnt out. Not only was my physical body starting to fail on me, but I was wondering, “Why do I need this? I don't even want to do it anymore.”

I was burning myself out, but I didn't realize I was just a natural warrior. I was constantly the ‘do or die Harv'.

Until at one point I said, “You know what? I could die. This is not smart.”

And so on Monday's, I started doing… NOTHING.

I could golf if I want. I could watch TV. I could meditate. I could trip around the neighborhood—and usually, that's what I did.

I'd be out of town and I'd just walk out of the hotel. I didn't know where I was going. I'd just bring a bit of money with me in that currency and trip around. I had nowhere to go, no place to be, and nothing to do.

And you know what? I added 25 years to my career—and life—because Monday was yin day. Monday was wizard day.

I was a warrior for 18 hours a day, 6 days a week. Enough was enough—I had to give myself time to just relax and do nothing.

And the amazing thing was once I just started spending one day a week as the wizard, everything changed.

So, how do you warrior yourself through the rollercoaster of emotions that comes with success?

Well, it's simple: you be the warrior, and sometimes, you give yourself the rest you need.

Now here's the one thing I would recommend. If you find that your mindfrick is constantly going, “I don't feel like it. I don't feel like it. I don't feel like it,” then you need to be the warrior. There's a difference between shying away from doing what's necessary, and running yourself into the ground.

I pre-planned Monday's, and that's why it worked. If you pre-plan it, you're more likely to stick to it—and allow yourself to relax. For me, Monday's is ‘Yin Day', period.

If you pre-plan then you say, “I'm going to do what I need to do and do whatever I can do today. And from 8pm on, I'm done.”

That's why I believe in the big rocks system, and part of the big rocks should be your yin time.

The reason I'm so vehement about scheduling in your yin time is because, when you do this, then the other part of you doesn't have to feel guilty about it—and you won't get that mindfrick nearly as much.

My mind stopped doing that after a couple of times of practice of ‘Yin Monday's'. It just became routine. I didn't feel guilty. The other times, it was good being the warrior. And as we know now, it's all about balance.

The critical point here is that simply by setting aside this time for yourself, you'll allow yourself to rejuvenate and replenish your energy, so you can get ready for the next battle in life and be completely unstoppable.

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