We’ve been exploring the idea of your spirit (the REAL YOU, the user/administrator) dominating your body (flesh) and your soul (mind and emotions). (See the blog post: DeFrag Yourself: The 3 Parts of You).
In order for the REAL YOU, your spirit, to control and dominate your hardware (body) and your software (mind), you need to be able to open up, recognize, and distinguish when your spirit is talking to the rest of you, and when it’s your body or mind that is talking.
With all the voices in the world vying for our attention, and we now know these voices are “heard” as thoughts, we must begin to identify the sources of each of our thoughts. Once a voice’s source is identified, we must now assign a value system to the various sources of these voices.
Let’s break it down. How much value do you place on the voice of the crazy car dealership ads? “Come on down to Crazy Eddie’s Car Emporium, where our PRICES are INSANE!” Probably not that much. What about CNN or MSNBC or Fox News? We usually pick a news source based on the value we place on that network’s voice. (I pick NONE of the ABOVE because I guard my receiver (mind) and the voice of the media is usually things straight off of the RED FLAG LIST of thoughts/voices.)
Here’s today’s action step, take inventory of the 3 voices you hear most, and then place a value on each source. HINT: Dump the voices that are NOT helping you and replace them with new sources that spur you onto Peak Performance!
1. Talk Radio– voice of complaints and problems- value = 0
2. TV News – murders, wars, and natural disasters – value =1
3. Andrew’s Blog/Newsletter – Peak Performance through Mental Toughness, success in life, happiness, GREEN FLAG LIST – value = 100 + infinity times 10
Okay, I know, a little self-serving and over the top but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true! Hah!
If you aren’t writing out your inventory of voices and putting a value system on them, you are leaving a giant vacuum and allowing other source’s voices to become the user/administrator of your hardware (body) and software (soul -mind, will and emotions).
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