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Nutribullet: Day 4

Alright people… this challenge has not gone exactly how I planned… due to lack of planning to be honest.

Surprisingly enough, I don’t feel bad and I’m not going to beat myself up over it.  I have been drinking one Nutribullet a day, and my goal is by the end of this week to work up to two a day for the last two weeks of my challenge.

I’m pretty boring with my Nutribullet selection, my typical Nutribullet is filled with greens (spinach or mixed greens) and blueberries, apple, and 1/2 banana on top.

Sunday for Day 1 I was creative and tried this recipe I found online for breakfast.  I had to do without the walnuts because I didn’t have any at home.

I doubt I will see many effects until I step this challenge up in intensity.

Yesterday the hubby quoted me a line from the book he’s reading right now, The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene regarding intensity.  In paraphrased words he told me “growth is found in intensity, not extensity or when we stretch ourselves”.  This is especially true to me.  I have an awful habit of trying to do so many things in my day and at once!

I finished up reading Spin Selling with some great points I’d like to share from the final chapter.  He introduced a word I had never heard of: entelchy.

noun, plural entelechies.
1. a realization or actuality as opposed to a potentiality.
2. (in vitalist philosophy) a vital agent or force directing growth and life.
What a great word, but even greater if used as an action… converting potential into reality.  Rackham points out 4 Golden Rules for achieving this actualization:
  1. Practice Only One Behavior at a Time
  2. Try the New Behavior at Least Three Times
  3. Quantity Before Quality
  4. Practice in Safe Situations

I have to admit in terms of focus and intensity I am definitely still a work in progress.  I can feel my focus being extended, which takes away the intensity.  Mentally I’m trying to work on at least 5 different new behaviors at this moment: my yoga practice, continuing daily reading, eating healthier, doing more cardio, learn swing trading… to name just a few.

Just writing this has helped me realize exactly how many different behaviors I try to work on at once.  The moral of the story is:

  • Have patience, slow down, and truly focus day-by-day on one behavior/skill/focus at a time.  I am first going to re-commit my focus to the remainder of this Nutribullet challenge.  Then I will revisit how I should move forward to help myself learn and grow from the inside out.  It will be impossible (and defeating) to continue to have my attention so spread, that is slows the growth process.

Day by day,

Stacie

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