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OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

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Jun 4, 2019
In our last +1, we talked about our new Optimus launch code: "5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Now what needs to be done?” 
 
Although I didn’t make the second part of the little launch mantra explicit, we connected Mel Robbins’s brilliant 5 Second Rule with David Reynold’s Constructive Living Rule.
 
It’s always awesome to see teachers from such different backgrounds say basically exactly the same thing.
 
As you may recall, Reynolds is a Zen therapist who wrote a great little book called Constructive Living. 
 
He tells us: “Our behavior is controllable in a way that our feelings are not. There is a very special satisfaction for the Artist of Living who works within life’s limits to produce a fine self-portrait. The more control we develop over our actions, the more chance we have of producing a self we can be proud of.”
 
His mantra? 
 
“Now what needs to be done?”
 
(We have a +1 on this already but it’s worth a replay.)
 
Don’t feel like doing something you know you need to do? No problem. 
 
“Now what needs to be done?”
 
Happen again? Fantastic.
 
“Now what needs to be done?”
 
(Laughing.)
 
Repeat. All day. Every day.
 
And, if you’re feeling it, rock the 5 Second Rule with it as well.
 
"5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Now what needs to be done?” 
 
That’s Today’s +1.
 
One more time:
 
"5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Now what needs to be done?” 
 
Step forward into growth. Flip the switch
 
Close the gap between who you’re CAPABLE of being and who you’re ACTUALLY being.
 
Again and again and again.
 
5… 4… 3… 2… 1… BLASTOFF!
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