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What Can The Croods Teach You About the Value of Doing Things Differently?

croods  Do you know the motto of the Croods?  The animated cave-dwelling family from the recent movie with the same name?

“Don’t ever not be afraid”

The Croods is an inspiring fish-out-of-water story about a cave-dwelling family forced out of their familiar environment.  They live by three simple rules:

  1. Don’t ever do anything new
  2. New is bad
  3. Always do what you’ve always done and you’ll stay alive

Are You a Crood?  Am I?

If you replace the word “alive” with the word “safe”, don’t the Croods’ rules sound familiar(Click that link to Tweet it) I know they do to me.

There is safety in the predictability of what we’ve always done.  Even if what we’ve done is bringing us pain, we often say to ourselves, “Better the familiar pain than the unknown”. (Click that link to Tweet it)

Any human can fall prey to that belief.

After all the unknown is often scary.  We may ask ourselves, “What if the new outcome is even worse?”

Living is, After All, Usually Preferable to Simply Staying Alive

Yet at The Croods’ penultimate moment, the family’s daughter declares, “This is just ‘staying alive’; this isn’t living!”  And, when the Croods’ hand is forced they all end up changing their motto to, “Follow the Light”.

What has forced your hand to follow the light?  Me?  Extreme financial desperation (about eight years ago) forced me out of my “cave”.  I’m now incredibly grateful for that pain, since it was the catalyst (the “loaded gun to my head”, if you will) that forced me to stop “never not being afraid” and follow the light.

Whatever pain forced you from your “cave” and required you to start living (rather than simply staying alive), join me today in taking a moment (or two) to say “Thank you” to the universe for giving it to you.

And stay tuned to this blog for more techniques to use new paradigms  from quantum physics to align your life with your desires…

How Arnold Schwarzenneger Became a Weight-Loss Guru with One Simple Statement

  When you move your body, what do you think about?

Does that sound like a silly question?  Maybe you’ve never thought about such a concept.  Yet, if you’re not purposely thinking the right thoughts, you’re wasting a precious opportunity.

Quantum physics tells us that the outer world (what we see) is created by our inner world (how we feel).  (Click that link to Tweet it) What we believe is what we see and what we focus on is what we get more of.  So, given that knowledge, doesn’t it make sense that if you focus on the right things when you’re moving, you’ll see better results?

Why “I’ll Be Back” Should Be The Title of Arnold’s Self-Help Book

Arnold Schwarzenegger, when he was winning “Mr. Olympia” world titles, said that people who want to grow their muscles should be flexing them at all times.  I believe Schwarzenegger was unwittingly making reference to the quantum concept that what we focus on grows.  I realize that, logically, his statement can be explained by saying that if you flex your muscles their fibers will be stretched as they fill with blood – which will make them grow.  That is the physical explanation, and, yet, the quantum explanation also applies.

You’ve probably never thought of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a quantum physics expert, yet I suggest you take Arnold’s suggestion to heart. (Click that link to Tweet it) Because, as I’ve explained, he is correct in more ways than one.

How to Coax and Encourage Your Muscles for Maximum Efficiency

When you are moving your body, focus on the muscles you’re using.  Your hamstrings, your thighs, your calves, your buttocks, etc. are all working – focus on them and flex them as you move.  Imagine them growing stronger as you use them and they will.

The same goes for your abdominal muscles, your chest, your shoulders, your biceps, your forearms, and so on.  Flex them when you use them.  Focus on them.  Imagine them growing stronger with use.

And don’t just focus on them and flex them; send loving encouraging thoughts to them.  Literally.

Why You Aren’t a Machine and Should Never Treat Your Body Like It’s Broken

Remember that your body is not a machine; holism has replaced the machine paradigm.  We now know that your body’s systems (like your muscles) are more like independent entities, free-agents if you will, who are all voluntarily cooperating to make the larger unit (the total, physical “you”) work.  So don’t ever scold your muscles or berate them with your thoughts – love them, uplift them, and encourage them with your thoughts. (Click that link to Tweet it)

In addition to focusing on them and flexing them.

This concept, by the way, applies to simply walking to your office, walking up the stairs in your home, carrying in your groceries, vacuuming your home, etc.  Just as much as when you’re walking, jogging, lifting weights, or doing any other type of workout.

What Happens If You Try These Techniques Today?

These techniques, remember, are based on hard, scientific data.  Not it- sounds-good, I-hope-it-works philosophy.  And, since you’re going to be walking, lifting things, and otherwise using your muscles all day, every day, anyway – why not try it and see what happens?

I can tell you what you’ll find.  Your body will improve through the process (for many reasons).  I guarantee it.

And stay tuned to this blog for more tips and techniques for using quantum physics to finally lose your unwanted weight…