State control. It’s something we all do. If you can imagine a time in your life where you were down on your luck, and you just didn’t get what you wanted–you can easily induce feelings of negativity, regret, and depression.
The opposite is also true. If you can imagine times where you went past your limits as a person and were a force of nature–your mind will begin to activate those long forgotten circuits.
How to know what it feels like to go past your limit
If you don’t know what it’s like to transcend your limits, then go to the nearest gym, pick a machine, and go past any numbers floating in your head.
If someone asks you how many sets you have left, your answer should be, “I’m going until I kill myself.” You’re going to go until your muscles are shaking and then you will find the will to keep going past that. You might have to tap into anger. You might have to tap into that ‘something’ extra. Whatever it is, you will figure it out.
Once you do this you will know what it physically and mentally feels like to go past your limits.
Do this enough times, and you will be able to recall the moment in the gym where you surpassed the numbers. It may take months to hardwire this feeling. However long it takes, once you get it, you will be able to call on it at a moments notice. You can tap in, and start working on the vision you have for the future.
If you’re a writer or blogger
If you envision yourself traveling and writing out of cafe’s, then you should spend all your writing time at one. But I’ll give some tips that I use to keep going.
For a while, I would stay home and write. But that got depressing. I still write at home but now I do most of my writing out of cafe’s.
Being surrounded by people when you write vs being alone is a different experience. Go out and try this is you don’t believe me.
Switch writing locations often
For some reason, when I switch writing locations, I’m able to ‘reset’ my brain.
I’ve done a lot of writing out of quiet libraries, noisey cafe’s, in my car, and at home. What I’ve found is that you will exhaust and get tired at a location. You might be able to spend 2 hours at one café and you’ll get tired. Once you move to another location you will find that you will be able to reset your brain and do more work.
On some days, I’ll write at home, go to the café and write for 2 hours, leave, then take notes in the car, move to a different café, write some more, then go home and write.
I find that when I’m always moving locations I get more work done.
Each location has its own magic
FIND the place where you are the most productive. If it’s at your house, then write at your house. If you get the most work done, sitting in your car next to a park, then do that. Maybe there is a special cafe, that has a certain “magic” and feel to it. You can only come up with the best ideas at this place.
You will need to get off your ass and starting writing in any and every place you get your hands on.
Once you find the magic place, you will just keep going there because everytime you leave you know you will have grinded and put in work!