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How to Create a Breakthrough in Any Area of Your Life

Defining breakthroughs

Breakthroughs are those moments in time when the impossible becomes possible.

If anyone wants to thrive in any area of their life, they have to reach a point of breakthrough where they will not settle for anything less than extraordinary in that area.

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How to Create a Breakthrough in Any Area of Your Life

How to Create a Breakthrough in Any Area of Your Life

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Defining breakthroughs

Breakthroughs are those moments in time when the impossible becomes possible.

If anyone wants to thrive in any area of their life, they have to reach a point of breakthrough where they will not settle for anything less than extraordinary in that area.

Your strategies

These are the shortcuts that help people get more done in less time. 

Don't rely on luck, build your strategy. Luck is what you do for a day or a week, strategies are what make it consistently happen for decades. 

Your story

We all have stories, those narratives we tell ourselves about why we can or cannot do or achieve something in our lives. Whether we believe we can or can’t, we’re usually right, because our expectation controls our focus, perceptions, and the way in which we feel and act.

Your state

We all develop emotional patterns, also known as moods: mental or emotional states that tend to filter how we look at our lives.

They determine whether we find the strategies necessary to succeed and whether we come up with a story that will empower us.

Breath and stress

For people who are experiencing stress at any given moment, a form of relief can be to take a couple of deep breaths. 

Most people only use 20% of their lung capacity taking small short breaths. By taking the time to fill your lungs and release, you can not only improve your health but also radically decrease the anxiety related to that moment. 

What we focus on

Whatever we focus on effects our state and our state then effects the story we have about who we are, what’s life about, what’s possible and what’s not. 

Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins

"Where focus goes, energy flows."

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Words and emotions

The words we attach to our experience become our experience. 

Words have a biochemical effect on the body. For example, if you use a word like “devastated,” you’re going to produce a very different biochemical effect than if you say, “I’m a bit disappointed.

Start with a small shift

Replace just one word that will transform the way you experience something “negative.” This is how you create a choice instead of a habitual reaction.

These small changes in your vocabulary give you the power to change your experiences in life by lowering the intensity of negative emotions to the point where they no longer control you.

What we regret

The regrets that bother us the most involve failing to live up to our “ideal selves.” 

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The theory of the 3 selves
  • The actual self is what a person believes to be now, based on current attributes and abilities. 
  • The ideal self is comprised of the attributes and abilities a person would like to possess one day— goals, hopes, and aspirations. 
  • The ought self is who someone believes they should have been according to their obligations and responsibilities.
Regretting what we don't do

People regret their inactions more than their actions in the long term.

  • A mistake makes you feel a great deal of regret, but you get over it quickly because you most likely can fix it.
  • You can’t fix what was never done in the first place. Inaction, the utter lack of trying, is what will truly haunt you. 
Seven universal plots
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Economic history

Looking for a few universal plot patterns reveals things fundamental to how all people think, which are likely to be repeated in the future and relevant to your own situation. This idea also applies to how the economy works.

Economic history can seem complicated because it's part of politics, psychology, sociology, criminology, biology, military, technology, education, finance, etc. But within all that complexity is a lot of similarities.

The lens to look through
  • People seem to want the same economic things – security, power, admiration, fulfillment.
  • They tend to use the same tactics to acquire those things - work, risk, incentives, persuasion, theft, control.
  • They tend to fall for the same flaws pursuing those things - overconfidence, pessimism, underestimating how fast things can change, etc.

Although economic history may seem complicated, there are only a small number of broad story plots throughout the world and throughout time.

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