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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/July14Post.mp4 A couple of months ago, I made some almond flour crackers. I saw some recipe online and I figured I'd try it out. But they ended up tasting like cardboard. So I tried again, but this time, putting in something other than salt. After a few iterations, I finally got it calibrated. Mixed in with the almond flour and the egg, I put in some "everything but the bagel" seasoning. And on top, after they are mixed and cut up like crackers, I put some plain salt on top. AND after they are done, I put some chive and onion cream cheese on top. Compared to the first time, when I made and ate them plain, these are very, very tasty. An old song from the seventies is about love. The line they repeat a bunch of times if very familiar: "Love is like oxygen. You get too much you get too high. Not enough and you're going to die." My entire youth has been punctuated by bouts of over training and the subsequent tendonitis. I get it into my head to do something, like pushups or pull ups and I go ALL IN. I figure if some is good, more is better right? And even MORE more is even better-er, right? Nope. My mind is willing, but my tendons always slam on the brakes. SLOW DOWN! Calibration is a very, very important concept. To maintain a healthy body, you need to calibrate and balance quite a bit. Healthy eating, but with a cheating day or two to look forward to. Good sleep, some stretching, calisthenics, cardiovascular, etc. Way back in the day, when we were still hunter-gatherers, we didn't need to worry about any of this stuff. We'd find some wooly mammoth tracks and get excited. While we tracked him for a few days, we were SUPER excited. This is gonna be AWESOME! It's all we thought about. As we got closer and closer, all the potential benefits became bigger and bigger in our mind. Big, happy feast with everybody. Take a couple weeks off from hunting. If you were up high enough on the social status chain, this big kill would get you in some with cute young cave girls. We'd kill it, enjoy the feast. The ultimate party time. Then we'd get hungry again, and the cycle would repeat. Today, we don't have these external things motivating us. Food is easy. Sex, if you lower your standards enough, is easy. Nobody needs to set out bear traps outside your door so you don't get eaten while you sleep. This means our brains tend to imagine things WAY more than we used to. Unfortunately, our brains imagine potential negative things we MUCH STRONGER energy than potential good things. This was perfect in the old days. When danger could KILL you if you were unprepared. Today, most of our fears are Mark Twain fears. The kind that will never come true. But unless you take time to re-calibrate your fears, they'll keep you stuck. But once calibrated, you can get in there, and get some. Easily. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/obstacle-obliteration/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/May14Post.mp4 I've always been physically active. I was an avid jogger in high school. I started lifting weights in junior high school. But physical activity is not the only variable to health. For a while, I was physically active, hitting the gym for an hour or so after work every day. But my diet was horrible. When I was younger, I could compensate for my crappy diet with extra exercise. But then I ran into another problem. My muscles were happy to comply with whatever I demanded of them. My tendons were another story. Without question, the huge majority of any ailments I've had in my life are due to over-training. And I was over-training because I was over-eating. My silly plan was to eat whatever I wanted, figuring I'd just blast away in the gym to compensate. But eventually, one of my tendons, usually my Achilles, would throw up a red flag. STOP! I'd be out of commission for a week or two. Sometimes longer. I've had plenty of cortisone injections. EXTREMELY painful. Now, as I get older, I am much more careful about all three things. Eating, physical activity, and my poor tendons. I've discovered, through many DECADES of trial and error, than when it comes to physical activity, slower is definitely better. That building momentum is MUCH better than looking for quick results. You can say the same of pretty much everything. We want results. This drive for results is enough to push us OUTSIDE of our comfort zones. In the process, we drag all our other parts outside of our comfort zone alone for the ride. Eventually, part us is going to feel VERY NERVOUS outside of our comfort zone. That part is going to do something to FORCE us back inside. This is very much like my tendons making me SLOW DOWN. This is the root of all self sabotage. Part of you wants you charge ahead. Another part of you not so much. Or the part of you that wants to charge ahead has only a VAGUE idea of what's out there. But when you get out there, you get a much clearer picture, and you suddenly become nervous and scurry back into the safety of your comfort zone. This is why all self-development programs that are based on MOTIVATION will eventually crash and burn. What's better? Forget the motivation. Instead, build momentum. Slow, steady, momentum. And guess what? If you go SLOW enough, you'll also be building a HISTORY. So you an look back, and see how far you've come. This will allow you easily extrapolate into the future, and see how far you WILL go. Easy, natural, consistent. Zero motivation means zero anxiety. Maximum momentum means maximum clarity of thought and perception. Making EVERYTHING easier. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/luck-activator/