Last month, I posted “How is Life is Like a Game of FreeCell Solitaire?”. At that time I was only up to 22 games, after a previous run record of 15 games.
Well, I am here to report that with just that one small mindset change, I am now up to 221 games.
Previous record, 15 games. New record, 221 games and counting. Now, my chemo-addled brain doesn’t remember enough of my statistics class to figure out the percentage improvement, but I know it’s a lot. Like, I wish my income would go up by that much every year. Of course it’s still a long way from the record of over 12,000 games in a row, but who’s counting?
The point is that you can change your mindset as simply as flipping a switch. There is all sorts of stuff out there on the interwebs about how to change your mindset, and why to change your mindset, and how many steps it takes to change your mindset. But now that I have the experience of this sudden change, I know it can be done in one simple step.
Step 1. JUST DO IT.
Perhaps I’ve always had that characteristic in my personality. I know I’m a much more positive person now than before the Big C. And I have to be honest – not everything in my life has been this simple. If it were, I’d weigh 125 pounds and own that Tesla I’m after. Personal development gurus always tell us that it’s desire that is ultimately necessary for change. No doubt that is a part of it. But the rest of it doesn’t have to painful and angst-ridden.
It’s very simple:
Step 1. JUST DO IT