Anthony Robbins Personal Power Day Four

This morning I listened to Day four of Anthony Robbins Personal Power thirty day program to change your life. The exercise today was longer than the rest of the days so far but I enjoyed it.

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Day Four

On day four Tony shares the basic outline of how to change what you associate pain and pleasure to. This is necessary step to change your behavior.Tony explains that this is how all therapies actually work. He says no matter what technique used they are only successful when you change what you associate and how you think about the behavior you are trying to change.

Three steps to change
  1. Get leverage-make changing a must
  2. Interrupt the pattern-when you think about what you want to change your mind goes through a pattern of old associations
  3. Create a new association-replace the old negative associations with empowering ones.

Daily exercise day four

Get leverage to change. Write down ten reasons why you must change for four things in your life that you want to change. Think of the reasons why you know you can do it. Write four or five ways to interrupt your old thought patterns. Create new association-write all the things you will gain by changing this behavior.

Quit smoking

  • I must quit smoking now because I have been saying that I want to for years and I’m tired of making excuses to continue.
  • I must quit smoking now because I do not want to die young. Life is so fragile and smoking just increases my risk of having health problems.
  • I have not had any negative health problems yet. I do not want to wait until a doctor tells me I have cancer or another health condition to change.
  • I must quit smoking now because I want to give my daughter the best example that I can. I do not want my daughter to learn how to smoke from me.
  • I must quit smoking now because I do not want to waste my money on buying cigarettes when I could use that money to pay off my debt or add to my investments.
  • I must quit smoking now because I am tired of feeling like I am not giving my best effort. I want to live my life to its fullest and smoking is holding me back.
  • I must quit smoking now because every time I smoke that is time that I am missing out spending with my daughter so I don’t expose her to secondhand smoke.
  • I must quit smoking now because smoking is not in line with my image of my ideal self.
  • I must quit smoking now because it is one of the two things that my mom was not proud of me for. Making my mother proud is something that motivates me.
  • I must quit smoking now because smoking is an addiction and I do not want to be depending on something external to be happy.
  • I must quit smoking now because I am ashamed of this behavior. It’s not something that I am proud of at all
I know that I can do it because I have already started. I haven’t bought cigarettes in a few weeks.
I have been using my vape instead which is not ideal long term but is healthier than smoking according to the CDC. Eventually I will quit vaping too but it makes the anxiety of quitting smoking tolerable. With vaping I also have control of how much nicotine and intend to lower my nicotine level gradually over time.
Pattern interruption
  • When I feel a craving to smoke instead I use the vaporizer
  • When I feel a craving to smoke instead I could eat something
  • When I feel a craving to smoke I could chew gum
  • When I feel a craving to smoke I could review this post and all the reasons why I must quit
What I will gain by quitting smoking

I will feel healthier, happier, and proud of who I am. I will save money. I will spend more time with my wife and daughter. I will live longer. I will also be more in alignment with my vision of my ideal self.

Stop using credit cards

  • I must stop using credit because I already owe more than I make in one month and do not want to keep making it worse.
  • I must stop using credit because I want to be proud of my financial position. I feel ashamed knowing I owe so much money.
  • I must stop using credit because I want to be able to start adding money to my investment accounts and this simply doesn’t make sense when I owe so much.
  • I must stop using credit cards because I want to give my daughter the best example. I do not want to be responsible for teaching her bad money habits.
  • I must stop using credit cards because it is not consistent with my vision of my ideal self or my values.
  • I must stop using credit cards now because using credit trains you that you don’t have to wait until you have enough money before making purchases.
  • I must stop using credit cards now because if I do not change now I know my debt problems will only get worse.
  • I must stop using credit cards because I do not want to keep relying on my father to help me with money.
  • I must stop using credit cards now because I know that my income is high enough that I could be in a better financial position if I was smarter with my money.
  • I must stop using credit because everything you put on credit actually cost you more long term. The longer it takes you to pay off your balance the more those purchases cost you.

I know that I can do it because I have read about so many people who have also paid off their debts. Some of them owed significantly more than me and made less working income than me as well. My wife is going to start working again soon and this will help pay down our debts at a faster rate. I know that if we stop using credit it may be harder in the beginning but we will be on a path towards paying our debt off.

Pattern interrupts
  • I have left my credit cards at home to prevent using them out of impulse
  • I could remind myself how much I owe
  • I could review this post and all the reasons why I must stop using credit
  • I could research other people who paid off their debts for motivation
What I will gain if I stop using credit

I will gain the joy and pride knowing that I committed to a path towards paying off my debt. I will save money by reducing how much interest I owe. I will improve my monthly cash flow as I will reduce how much money I have to allocate to paying down debt.

Commit to being more organized with my spending

  • I must commit to being more organized with my spending now because I know the longer I wait my finances will keep getting worse.
  • I must commit to being more organized with my spending now because I hate knowing that if I made better decisions earlier on my finances could be in better shape.
  • I must commit to being more organized with my spending now because if not I will continue to make purchases on impulse and emotions and thats not how I wish to live.
  • I must commit to being more organized with my spending now because if I do not change now things will not improve.
  • I must commit to being more organized with my spending now because I want to give my daughter the best example possible.
  • I must commit to being more organized with my spending now because I do not want to keep relying on my father helping me with money.
  • I must commit to being more organized with my spending now because it is hurting my self esteem to be constantly worried about how much money I have.
  • I must commit to being more organized with my spending now because I do not want to keep living paycheck to paycheck spending more than I earn month after month.
  • I must commit to being more organized with my spending now because I want to be able to provide for my family and have financial peace of mind.
  • I must commit to being more organized with my spending now because I know the longer I wait the harder it will be to reach my income investing goals. This is due to the power of compounding in reverse. The money I am not investing today could be earning and growing income, instead it is going to pay off debt.

I know that I can be much more organized with my spending because its not hard to improve since before I didn’t even have a plan. I would waste money on daily purchases without thinking long term what the cost would be. I have already started cutting back on my expenses and paying more attention to where my money goes.

Pattern interrupts
  • When an opportunity pops up to spend money impulsively I could remember how much I owe on my credit cards
  • I could make shopping list and stick to them when shopping
  • I can avoid the places where i typically make impulse purchases such as gas stations
  • I can review this post for motivation and to remind myself what I am committed to and why
What will I gain by being more organized with my spending

I will gain the confidence that I am in control of my finances. Knowing that I am on a path to being out of debt and towards the achievement of my financial goals. I will stop feeling like a slave working just to pay my bills or maintain my debt level.Commit to getting back into the gym

  • I must commit to getting back into the gym now because I feel out of shape and want to feel sexy for my wife again.
  • I must commit to getting back into the gym now because I want to live my life to fullest and not working out has affected my energy level.
  • I must commit to getting back into the gym now because I know exercise is necessary for a healthy body.
  • I must commit to getting back into the gym now because I want to feel proud of my body.
  • I must commit to getting back into the gym now because it will help me feel better about quitting smoking and help my lungs and body recover from years of smoking abuse.
  • I must commit to getting back into the gym now because if I don’t than my physical appearance and overall health will continue to decline.
  • I must commit to getting back into the gym now because I want to feel the success again of lifting more weight than ever before.
  • I must commit to getting back into the gym now because I want to take care of my body and not die young.
  • I must commit to getting back into the gym now because it is aligned with my vision of my ideal self.
  • I must commit to getting back into the gym now because it is a healthy habit for your body and mind. I enjoyed working out and making progress on my goals when I was regularly working out.

I know that I can do it because I have in the past. When I was working out consistently I felt better about myself and was proud of taking care of my body.

Pattern interrupts
  • When an excuse comes up to not go to the gym (I’m too busy or I’m tired) I will remind myself that its only an excuse
  • I could do another form of exercise such as walking
  • I could reflect on how good I felt when working out consistently in the past
  • I could remind myself why I must change by reviewing this post
What I will gain by working out consistently

I will gain the confidence of knowing I am actively working to maintain and strengthen my body and health. I will be happier and healthier. It will help my body recover from years of smoking. It will give my wife and I time to share improving ourselves.

Click below to view Personal Power on Amazon
Anthony Robbins’ Personal Power II: The Driving Force! (25 CD Set)

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