How do we become unstuck?
How do we forge through some of the breakthroughs that the many obstacles have been keeping us from? This is a question I have been asking and studying for quite some time. All of us have been stuck at one time or another from accomplishing the things we want to do and we wonder why we get so easily off track. My experience has been the genesis for the word PosiMass. (which yes is our new Posiword). The first thing to understand is the PosiRatio……
The second tenant of the Positive Imperative is that significant positives take ten times the energy and effort to create. Negatives take far less and do ten times the damage and Neutrals take no energy and do five times the damage. Without repeating the analogy made several times and places in this blog (see application to parenting in PosiValues), it simply means great things take great work. Three years to build the world trade centre less than an hour to knock it down. The same is true of how much effort it takes to create a well rounded positive human being and how fast their life can be ended by some senseless act of violence.
Applying PosiMass to the PosiPerson aka you and me.
A little more than a year a go I lost 60 lbs to honor a long out standing promise to my children. I had been wrestling with accomplishing that for a number of years and always losing the battle, which is ultimately the battle for the mind. I was successful for two reasons. Creating a PosiMind (you’ll get use to these PosiWords trust me ;>) and massive positive action.
“In order to make major change in your life you need to take massive action.”
~ Tony Robbins.
So my massive action was to first, constantly keep in a positive frame of mind using affirmations and PosiMusic. The ten to one PosiRatio here is so important. For many of us we have old internal scripts in our mind that will justify anything from one more portion of food, to a reward of food for just about any reason that we once deemed made sense. Of course we need to rewrite these scripts but it takes ten times the effort and practice and focus to do that successfully or boom, the minute we take our eyes off the mark we’re having too much food at a social gathering or a chocolate mile on the way home.
My second tact was a PosMass of action. So for me, my diet changed from too many sandwiches to lots of salads, too much pasta to the right amount of protein, from too much coffee with double cream to green tea. From a lifestyle perspective I was doing the Rona MS Ride and training for it, so 100 Kilometer bike rides on the weekend and ten and fifteen kilometer rides in the morning and some after work. I was riding easily 200 k a week. This is one place I feel where the baby steps approach does not work, because it’s far to often one baby step forward and two steps back. So this is where PosiMass comes in. A critical amount of massive energy, time and focus in the positive direction you want to go.
PosiMass and the world.
We have recently seen massive efforts of relief and action by millions of people in response to the disaster in Haiti. It is indeed a Posimass response. As tragic as this event has been, there is a silver lining which need do nothing more than remind the world that we are all one, and that it is indeed all of our responsibility to respond as much as we can.
One of our Positive Imperative group members Eve, made an astute comment, which was simply…. “isn’t it too bad that this type of effort was not done before the earthquake” and while there is a hundred and one statements that will provide “an” answer, the question still trumps any of the answers. In other words we must be a world that becomes proactive and responds to problems and issues before they become major problems. It’s the old scenario of fire prevention versus fire fighting. This issue faces us every day with urban crime and violence, the environment, education and the list goes on. Educating on our responsibility to respond to these issues and principles is the Positive Imperative Mission.
PossiMass versus dissipated fractionated efforts.
This question is a Pandora’s box for sure, but I’ve heard many people make many comments about the overwhelming number of aid groups responding to Haiti. Some groups are very focused like Doctors Without Borders while others definitely appear to overlap in purpose and mission however are different by organization and mandate and while some motive is similar others have a clear agenda (My personal thoughts blog). In the end one can’t help wonder if the dozens of groups worked together in unison; wouldn’t the efforts become more effective and efficient? Simply looking at the sheer advertising dollars that was being spent recently made it look like a race. At times it was obvious that they were competing for the same dollar to help the same Haitian orphan or victim.
So as a society we are going to need to look at how we’re doing things and really examine the road map to how we’re going together, because we only have so much time and fuel, and if everyone is going to get to the right destination we’re going to need to go in a convoy with a coordinated approach so we can get to the destination.
The first step is to be rowing in the same direction with a Posimass!
PIQ Positive Imperative Question Have you given any thought to create a posimass of action in your own life? Have you taken the necessary period of time to plan the posimass approach needed for both mind and in terms of action?
Positive Imperative /Positive Music Imperative Founder