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You Can’t Make a Transition Physically, Unless You Also Make a Transition PSYCHOLOGICALLY

12 May 2011 No Comment

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I started a magazine for the site yesterday (a dope newsletter I give to everyone on the email list…where I get more personal and share exclusive videos, etc. Sign up to the right under “get more.”) Here’s what it looks like:

insights magazine from dotheknowledge dot com

I used to do a newsletter way back in the day too. Check out the transition:

the original do the knowledge dot com newsletter

I’m Bringing This Up Because…

One of the first things I said in the new edition was, “You can’t make a transition physically without also making a transition PSYCHOLOGICALLY”: You can’t do something new and more advanced with your life unless you also do something new and more advanced with your perception of the world…

For instance, when somebody’s moving, a typical problem is the clutter: it’s difficult to optimize and fully “move” because we get attached to our useless crap.

So moving experts recommend saying things to yourself like, “These memories are in my heart, where they matter most” or, ā€œIā€™m grateful I had this, and I look forward to what comes next,ā€ but the jewel I want to point out to you is that when people hold on to their old stuff, what they’re really doing is holding on to their old identity.

cluttered office

Read Reality Through a Mental Lens

…not just a physical one. There are always parallels between what someone is doing and where they’re at psychologically, and this is something you need to learn to see both in yourself and in the people you deal with.

Here, I want you to see how just as physical objects can keep us from making the most of a new space, MENTAL objects can keep us from making the most of a new career, a new situation or a new relationship…

Old ways of thinking won’t fit you in a new situation in the same way that old clothes from 5th grade won’t fit you in your adult body.

african american males in tight clothes

Also, there’s a real deep parallel between adjusting for a different circumstance and adjusting who you are for a different outcome or desired goal.

The key is to remember that you have to change HOW your brain thinks, not just add more knowledge into it. Let go of who you used to be: accept that you need to transform into a different person and stop fighting it…


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