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Sam Harris’s “Waking Up Course” may give you a fresh perspective on how you think.
I’m only on Day 12…
But one of the things I’ve noticed consistently is that after each session I feel like I have a healthier relationship with my mind and my own thoughts.
Since the quality of your entire life is determined by the quality of your mind, it would seem that this course may be priceless in terms of its potential value if it improves my mind even a little.
Even though I had meditated before on my own, using guided meditations from an expert who is also a neuroscientist is like a whole different animal.
Wanting to Change My Mind About Possibilities
Having a job in sales is like no other job… As a “producer” you have incredible freedom. If you are successful at selling, you can more or less do whatever you want.
No one can tell you what to do.
But I often find myself stopped by feelings of fear in sales situations.
The fear is so deep… It’s churning around inside me. The fear of rejection. Of “bothering people” with my sales calls, etc.
It’s stupid… And I know if I don’t sell, I will get fired from my job… So it makes sense that I must do it.
But sometimes I do not. And it’s because I’m either procrastinating or telling myself a story about the other end of the phone line.
I keep Teddy Roosevelt’s quote from “The Man in the Arena” on my wall…
I also want to go after larger accounts, but I often psych myself out… And when I do that I’m simply “failing in advance“.
However, the Waking Up Course is giving me some leverage over these thoughts. I’m learning to equalize them along with any other feeling or sensation I experience from moment to moment.
Anyway… I don’t want to jinx it.