This is a valuable concept I learned directly from one of my treasured mentors, Dr. Denis Waitley who’s coined the term “The Victor’s Cycle of Success”.
It’s designed to be a gear-shifter, and what makes it so powerful for me, and so many of those I’ve shared it with, is how it can sharpen our focus, even when we’re struggling, although we’re wanting, to be productive.
Exercising can be a handy example.
In 2004 I was preparing for a 2400km sponsored bike ride from the bottom of the south island to the top of the north island in New Zealand, to raise funds for Achilles International NZ, I was struggling to keep up with my intensive training schedule.
Part of my challenge was physical, as I was recovering from surgery to reconstruct my left knee (after being knocked over by a car as I was walking across a pedestrian crossing on a green man light.)
Plus there were those times when I just wasn’t feeling into it.
That’s why what Dr Waitley explained to me was a game-changer: if we base what we’re going to do next on our feelings, we’ll only get so far – and most likely we’ll get more of the same.
Instead, he invited me to change my state by changing my perspective.
He showed me that focusing on shifting my perspective can help me get into action, which creates a whole new set of results, rather than simply more of the same based on ‘not feeling like it’. 1
We each have what I call a unique recipe to help us shift our perspective. For me, various mantras really help, for example “You’ve got this, Fi!” or “You can do this!”
Another strategy is simply to physically look upwards. This is something that Tony Robbins talks about, and maybe you’ve noticed? When we’re feeling ‘bleurh’, if we simply look up and put our shoulders back and down, we often feel better.
Actually, if you’re interested in an infographic I’ve created on this principle, message me so I’ll make sure you have your own copy.
Until this week’s #AliveWithFi, keep sharing your sunshine 😊
1 We often reply on feeling like doing something in order to get it done, although this side-steps the reality that “action comes first, not last.” It all begins with an initial gear-shift.
“If You’re Relying on Inspiration, You’re Doing it Wrong”
- Moore (2017)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador.