In today’s episode, Michael shares his interview about The Art of Forgetting with JJ Flizanes from her podcast, Fit 2 Love. JJ’s episodes are segmented into topic-specific days, and this episode was featured as her Sexy Saturday show.
Michael shares his path from actor and knight in shining armor to personal development coach and podcast host. You’ll also pick up on some great practices to bring more awareness into your own life.
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I love the fall season. It is nature’s way of letting go of that which no longer serves. The trees shed their leaves. The grass gives up its color. And nature itself seems to look inward to its roots. There is no struggle. It is full of ease.
We can learn a great deal from nature at this time of year. To trust that it is okay to let go. To know that what we need will come to us in time. To breathe deeply and slowly and look inward.
Yet sadly, we often end up like a dog with a bone, fighting tooth and nail to hang onto something. It might be your relationship or it might be your job. It could be your money or it could be your fame. These are the things that are usually very apparent. Everybody can see what you’re up to. Sometimes, you can even see it yourself.
However, we frequently (and often subconsciously) cling to something that can harm us much worse than the obvious. We just won’t let go of our notions, our beliefs, or our habits.
I’m not talking about ideals or faith, but about the stories that we make up and tell ourselves. Stories about ourselves, about our world, about the people in it. And much like a child that believes in both Santa Claus and the Boogie-Man, we take these made-up stories for cold hard fact.
We all make mistakes. Many of us own up to them. Some of us profit from them. And a few of us are even able to correct them. The key question here, is “What makes the difference?”
“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes,
smart enough to profit from them, and
strong enough to correct them.”
~ John C. Maxwell
It’s a given that you simply cannot make it through life without making mistakes. It would probably even be accurate to say that we can’t make it through a day without making mistakes. It happens. Not just for you or for me, but for all of us.
If you want to maximize the benefit from your mistakes (don’t we all?), here’s a good place to get started.
STEP 1: Spot it.
You’ve got to FIRST recognize that a mistake was made. You can’t own a mistake you didn’t know existed.
This is where you just have to trust your peers and tune into reality. With a little practice, you’ll be able to spot your mistakes within seconds. With a LOT of practice, you may even get to the point where you can stop that mistake just before you make it. A very Jedi move indeed.
But for now, let’s just recognize our mistake.