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George AFB 01.15 Curves

 

"Knowing what makes a curve, and what does not will really help you make progress in your summit of your Personal Everest. Set-backs are nothing more than a curve. Do-overs are nothing more than a set of curves. Like I said; "Life is FULL of CURVES""

"You remember the physicist Stephen Hawking? One of my favorite quotes of his: "What monstrosities would walk our streets, should their faces be as unfinished as their minds!" I'd like you to consider 'Leaving Scotomaville' as a finishing school for your mind. And one of the fundamental understandings is the difference between lines and curves. Life is what happens between our plans and most journeys are full of curves."

"Multiplication builds curves, addition builds lines. Curves are powerful. You'll find them in financials, in biology, in social media, in the smartphone you use and the recommenders at all the places you shop. Knowing how a curve is created and being able to spot them is critical to Leaving Scotomaville. Let's do a quick refresher on the difference between linear and exponential."

"So here's what happens there in personal development. Every time you get to a new level of awareness, there's another freaking hill to climb! It's like some of the worst climbs going up the Continental Divide. Every time I thought that I was getting close to the summit, it was just another crest! And that's what's gonna happen when you leave Scotomaville! Every single time you get to what is a crest of your personal Everest, you're feeling like it's a summit! But your spouse isn't or your partner isn't or your company isn't or something! And then all of a sudden, all the emotions come crashing down. And so you have to be aware of the roller coaster of emotions based on the perception that's not real because the scale on the y-axis keeps getting changed! "

"You get better at it, there's another summit. You get better again, there's another summit. It starts out, you just can't stand the annoying things that your partner does and then you're facing a global pandemic! Ooohh life has curves. Lots of them. "

Key Points

  • Nothing goes as planned
  • If you don't plan for curves you'll be stuck when they happen
  • Contingencies are simply curves you haven't yet experienced

 

WDWDWWD?

  1. Slooth out the roots of false beliefs when you trigger at some curve
  2. Expect curves to interrupt all progress - including personal development
  3. Sustain your climb with small rewards - shared memories of the journey between your plans
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Challenge Your Personal Everest

The Greatest Expedition you'll ever undertake is the journey to self-understanding. I invite you on that journey!

 


As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be.
Robert Collier

 




 

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