Reed 01.12 It Needs Work
BY DANIEL COMP | JANUARY 25, 2023
There's a saying; "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear." The street version of this goes; "great opportunities always show up looking like hard work." The banner image is from a year before shooting/writing Scotomaville. Full-time tent camping made living in a 19' trailer during the pandemic lock-down a luxury. Doing the hard thing before doing an easy thing is what prepared us to see the story within the challenge - and then I learned what I was doing had a name. Reed Counselors and Psychologists, Reed Mental Health Providers, and Therapists call it Self-reflection Video Modeling. Simply put, it's about not seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes.
"You don't have to think long to recall the last opportunity for hard work that you declined. It's tough to imagine doing the hard thing, let alone being eager to do it well. And yet, this is what achievers do regularly."
"You have the power within you: to design a life; to make something different from whatever you've been handed; to not just settle!"
"The reward for making your bed? It's not about having a clean, organized, poofy bed! That's not it at all! The reward for discipline is that you have the will, that you have the determination, to continue your ascent into self-awareness."
"I once had fabulous opportunity to be mentored by John Kay Lynch. John founded a thing called Millionaires In Motion."
"John said; 'Daniel, look around the table. All these guys are wishing they were where you are with an opportunity to go for their dreams again because they missed out on their own journey. They're all rich, but they can't re-experience their climbing out of ignorance and becoming abundantly aware again.'"
"...eventually I figured out what he meant... that you shouldn't give up an opportunity to shave... not just to be clean-shaven, but because of the time you have in front of the mirror. The time with yourself, to get to know who you really are. The time in isolation, during a pandemic or in the jail cell or in a hospital, while living out of your car.. where you get to know who you really are!"
"See the point John was making was not that I couldn't become wealthy or affluent, but that I might miss the whole opportunity to find out who I really am. What I really learned from John Kalench was not that shaving was about being clean-shaven, it was about recognizing an opportunity to be face to face with yourself. In cleaning a bowl, a sink- may seem trivial, but it's not because it's time invested with yourself. It's time invested in learning who you are and where you want to go with your character. "
- Doing the hard thing results in self-discipline
- Self-discipline results in being prepared for an upcoming opportunity
- Wealth comes as the result of having been prepared to do the hard thing
- What would make you eager to 'do the hard thing' you are presented with each day?
- Peel your mental onion around your hesitation reasons or excuses. What do you discover?
- Use mirror time to rewrite the false beliefs that got you so out of shape