I was pretty much oblivious to the idea of having any control over my thinking until I was about 35 years old. I really just drifted through my twenties. I was successful at what I did, but I also just did whatever happened to fall into my lap.
Gradually, my lack of any clear plan caught up with me. I became unhappy and confused about the direction of my life.
By the time I was in my mid-thirties, I knew I wanted my life to change, but I wasn’t sure how to change it, and I began self-sabotaging BIG time. I sabotaged my most important relationship; I sabotaged my career; and I sabotaged the respect of the people in my life that mattered most to me.
And, you know what?
I am *so fucking grateful* for this.
If I had not so royally screwed up, I don’t know if I ever would have started to wake up.
The wrecking ball that I took to my life was the catalyst for so much personal growth.
I began to actively seek to understand why my life was such a mess. What was I doing wrong? I KNEW for sure that there had to be a way to live a life that was fulfilling and meaningful.
One of the first books I read on this journey to figuring shit out was Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning. It was so impactful. I mean, it’s hard to imagine a more horrifying situation than life in a concentration camp. And yet, Frankl found a way to see his life as both meaningful and productive even amidst such dire conditions.
This was probably the first time I began to grasp the idea that we have a choice about how we feel about our circumstances. For me, this was an outrageously life-changing concept, and I have spent the past 13 years or so learning as much as I can about how our thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes shape our experience.
And please, guys, understand that I don’t have all this stuff figured out. No way. It is something that I work on every single day (some days with more success than others!).
It has, however, become something of a mission for me to help others understand how easy it is to get trapped in dysfunctional thinking patterns that cause us a whole lot of pain.
If this information interests you, and you’d like to go more in depth, well…
I’ve put together a guide to help you clean up some of your crappy self-sabotaging thought patterns that I would love to share with you.
You can click on the link below and after entering your name and email address, I will send you the link to my 19-page downloadable PDF. It all about becoming more aware of your faulty thinking and shifting it to work for you rather than against you.
*This is time sensitive, so if you are reading this after 5/22/2017, the link will be de-activated.