I mentioned that I was reading “The 4-Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss. One suggestion he makes is to reset your system, to challenge your comfort zones in small ways all of the time. It’s very similar what we I learned from the My career tools’ online course that I am participating while preparing for my GED test.
By completing comfort challenges, you step outside the established “reality” and into your “unreality.” The idea is to subtly shift your mindset; the rules that are in place for everyone else do not necessarily apply to you.
The first challenge he issues to the reader is to make eye contact and not break it. Let the other person be the one to avert their gaze. Do this to strangers on the street, friends, whoever. It breeds a sense of confidence and authority.Continue reading →