Monday, February 13, 2012

This update took me less than 40 seconds to read...

Being that yesterday's blog post had more views than any blog update I ever posted, I am going to pick up where I left off yesterday.   Especially considering that yesterday was Sunday!  (We even reached four new countries... Chili, France, Spain and Sweden - As a matter of fact, these blog updates have already been viewed in 18 countries in our first ten days!)  So a special thanks to those of you who have been re-tweeting the tweets as well as sharing the posts.

The question yesterday was "What would you do if _______ were guaranteed?"
I am assuming that some of you did not take the three seconds and actually fill in the blank and of course I am also sure that there were a certain amount of you who tried but maybe did not know how to fill in the blank.  What I would propose doing, even if you did fill in the blank, is simply fill in the blank with a dollar amount.  It is not about the money, it is about raising our standards which is what happens when we think a little bigger.
Though this works with any goal, try this and notice how it changes your reality... "What would you do if $1,000,000 were guaranteed?  

Even if your skeptical, try this, your mind does not know the difference between perception and reality.  Leverage the motivation.  If your goal is to run a mile more today or burn that extra pound - notice how much easier it is when the perceived reward is significantly greater.  Have fun with this one.

Did yesterday's question do anything for you?  Let me know, leave a comment.

Jeffrey J. Miller
Extreme marathoner
Soon to be New York Times best selling author
of "The 365 Day Challenge"

If you have not seen it yet and you want to know WHY I am running 20 miles a day, check out this interview... "Making the journey from prison to the World Records"

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