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Signals for Change
In order to better manage your brain and energize your life, I’m going to give you some action signals that tell you when it’s time to do something.
How do you know when it’s time? If you go to a doctor because you’re not feeling well what do they do? They look at the symptoms. Are you flushed? Do you have a fever? Is there pain somewhere in your body? Are there any abscesses or openings or cuts or wounds? What’s going on within you? Do you feel lethargic? Do you have energy? Do you not have energy? And so on. They look over you and they take all those symptoms that they can elicit and they diagnose.
Or if you take your car to a mechanic because you have a flat tire, they don’t first check your radiator to make sure it has water, see if the battery has water in it, go and make sure that the belts are tight on the alternator and so on. You’ve got a flat tire, they look, they diagnose the symptom of why it can’t go down the road because it has a flat tire and they fix it.
So I am going to give you some action signals that will tell you it’s time to do something; things to be aware of. In my mind one of the first, and a major symptom, or a major signal, is fear.
Fear can go from being slightly concerned about something to absolutely terrified. Fear is really just a signal to pay attention. Some fears are red stop lights, most of the time it’s not. Most of the time fear is a yellow caution light. It means pay attention, something’s going on that’s knocked you out of your comfort zone. Read more »