The monk who sold his Ferrari
I just finished reading this great book! I cannot believe it was sitting in my studio for 3 or 4 years without moving from page 20. It's such a good one!
I could make a small summary of the book... but I found someone else who already did a better job at it. The summary is quite good in itself, but I really recommend you to get the book and five it a try:
It came to me in a great moment... after a month after arriving to this forum. I have seen progress in me... but not much. This book presents me lot of practical ideas to do one of the things I've asked more: Developing good habits!
I mean, I do know I procrastinate. Sometimes I do it hard! And it's not that I don't recognize it when it arrives, I just cannot stop it. It's not that I don't see the importance or foresee the consequences of my doing (or actually non-doing)... it's just that most of the times I just don't care.
A fe days ago I recognized that procrastination overcoming is about developing good habits that replace my bad habits... and I asked, ok, so now someone suggest what are those good habits I need to develop...
I cannot deny God was listening to me... I found the book the next day and within it's pages I found a set of habits worth developing, and not only that, it was presented to me as easy to follow recipes in the form of rituals:
- Ritual of solitude
- Ritual of physicality
- Ritual of live nourishment
- Ritual of abundant knowledge
- Ritual of personal reflection
- Ritual of early morning awakening
- Ritual of music
- Ritual of the spoken word
- Ritual of congruent character
- Ritual of simplicity
Again, I will not write about it here... what I'll do is give it a try... and just as the author suggests: building a habit requires doing this rituals daily for at least 21 days in a row...
I will also embrace the mantra suggested for building discipline... which, by the way is my major weakness and main cause of my procrastination:
I am more than I appear to be. All the world's strength and power rest inside me.
I'll use it in spanish as it's easier for me to repeat in my native tongue:
Soy mas de lo que aparento, toda la fuerza y el poder del mundo están en mi interior.