[Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of The Four-Hour Phenomenon Series. If you missed the first article, check it out here.]
For those of you who actually give a damn and want to change your life to push it to the next level of awesomeness – Welcome back for part 2. Things are about to get serious now because we are talking about how you are going to mould your life into what you want it to be. This session will involve the first 2 steps – Figuring out what you want and how to eliminate any obstacles that stop you from reaching your goals.
Tim Ferriss introduces you to a concept called ‘Lifestyle Design’. If the answers to the next few questions are a yes, then you are on your way- Q1- Do you want to be your own boss? Q2- Do you want to pursue your dreams and still be financially fulfilled?
Ok, so what do you need to do now?- Write down three things you want/need to do– Write it, do it now. You heard me, get your pen and paper (yea don’t need an app for that). Write it down; physically writing down something is a better memory muscle than leaving it as a byte of forgotten information on your phone’s memo list. Also, remember to keep this list at a place where you can see it every day as a reminder. Your closet door, wallet, etc. are good spots as reminders.
Good examples: Want to start up a business in 6 months, learn how to swim and get those illusive 6 pac abs. Having these additional goals will be extra motivation because you are consciously trying to enhance yourself in all aspects as a human being.
Now, write down three corresponding things that stop you from reaching each of the goals you’ve just set. These could possibly be your nightmares, weaknesses and things you dislike handling.