If you watched yourself like you were watching a movie of you, would you like what you were watching?
Are you angry or happy? Productive or destructive? Positive or negative? Giver or taker? Healthy or unhealthy? Victim or victor?
Would you keep the movie exactly as it is or would you want to edit it like crazy? Are you watching a portion of the movie repeat itself over and over again like a merry-go-round moving in circles? Or is it evolving and growing in the direction and at the speed that you would like?
Do you need to make some changes?
This is a common conversation that we have with individuals who say they want to change but are stuck watching, telling, and reliving the same movie every day, month, and year. They are perpetuating their own frustrations. This is not the time to quit!
The core of The 100 Year Lifestyle is really about breakthrough solutions for real, lasting personal and cultural change. The Three Life-Changing Principles will empower you to make the changes you know you need to make and make them your new lifestyle.
Life-Changing Principle #1: The Magnet Principle
- The Magnet Principle says, “Change is easy. Thinking about change is hard.”
When you commit to change, truly commit, all of the issues related to being indecisive and undecided vanish. Unhealthy food stops talking to you. Unhealthy spending stops talking to you. Over the counter drugs, prescription drugs, and other addictions that have been running your life start to lose their power over your mind and body. This happens the moment you truly commit to change!
It is called the Magnet Principle because when applied, instead of requiring energy hold things together it will require energy to knock you off your game. Just like magnets repel each other when oriented in one direction, they stick together when you re-orient their poles. The same will be true for you.
Change is easy when you commit to change because your path becomes clear and focused and then Life-Changing Principles #2 and #3 kick in with moment to moment choices that support your daily actions and the compelling long-term vision that you have for your life.
Life-Changing Principle #2: The Titration Principle (aka The Persistence Principle)
- Change comes one choice at a time. Think progress, not perfection.
Life-Changing Principle #3: The Compelling Principle
- If you’re going to make a change, make it with your ideal 100 Year Lifestyle in mind.
There is no shortcut to this process but if you understand the simplicity of these principles, you will realize this is the only way to make lasting changes that matter to you.
We will discuss Life-Changing Principles #2 and #3 in more detail down the road or you can dig into The 100 Year Lifestyle 2nd Edition or The Longevity Solution: Secrets of The 100 Year Lifestyle. We will also be addressing them in future videos and resources so check back often as you commit to making the changes you know you need to make.
As you live these principles you will begin to thoroughly enjoy the movie of you, living at 100 percent for 100 years.