I’m into the meat of The School of Greatness now and after the first chapter where we saw the importance of building a vision, it’s now transformed into some real life examples of how all this works.
O.K., chapter 2 was using your adversity to your advantage and he talked about Kyle Maynard. if you are not familiar with Kyle, you should check him out. I’ve been following this guy for a while now and he truly is a remarkable person. His story is pretty amazing and Lewis shares not only his triumphs but also the hard road he had to overcome. It’s quite inspirational and reminds us how lucky we are.
The end of the chapter has some great exercises on how turn adversity into an advantage but the big take away for me was the gratitude exercises. We don’t do enough of this and that is a big part of life transformation. Being thankful for what we DO have rather than what we think we don’t.
The next chapter discussed developing a champion mindset. I have to admit, while I KNOW this is so important to do and visualization is critical, I truly believe this is one of my biggest weaknesses. The self doubt, negative self talk is in all of us and Lewis states this is a huge contributor to living a sub-par lifestyle. I loved this….And had to screen shot it.
Wow, this really hit me. And I cannot agree more. Part of my success and past success I’ve experienced, I was BITTER! I was angry at the world and wanted to PROVE to everyone around me how great I could be. This only lasted for so long and when you don’t have a strong belief in yourself and your vision…Well it can crumble.
That small paragraph alone, changed my thinking big time. So I’m very grateful for the message I got from this chapter. Such a huge take away.
After the chapter ended, the exercises were to practice some breathing exercises which were awesome along with listing some strengths and weaknesses.
All in all, chapters 2 and 3 of The School of Greatness really got me fired up but more importantly, got me thinking on how I can start believing in myself more and be grateful for all that I have now…
The journey continues…