“A pattern can be called a pattern only if it has been applied to a real world solution at least three times,” according to the rule of three.
The power of three is universal, representing body, mind and soul. From three piece suits to tricycles and BLTs, wonderful things come in threes.
And, as it turns out, if you try something three times you may find nearly magical results. It’s easy. If you can do it three times, soon it will be six, and nine, and a dozen. What you may think, at first, you can’t do three times — you will be doing fifteen times before you know it.
With the first month of the new year almost over, many of us are finding that our earlier resolutions are beginning to fall by the wayside. Take heart: there’s always time to get motivated again. Whatever it is that you want to do, break it down into bite-sized bits using these three simple questions to pull yourself back on track.
3 Motivational thoughts
- Who is stopping you?
- Who told you that you couldn’t, and when?
- What is causing the fear?
When you have a desire and don’t follow through, ask yourself these three questions above, and then create a counter-thought:
- No one can stop me but myself, the opinions of others don’t matter.
- Recognize that many limitations come from old conditioned thought.
- Replace the fear with a positive thought. What if I fail? You try again, you educate yourself further, you remove the fear by facing it in your mind. Then go for it!
What do you do to keep yourself motivated? We’d love to hear your ideas.