Glenn Livingston is the author of the best selling book, Never Binge Again. Review Episode 21 for the foundation of this conversation.
#1- Make a character commitment.
-The opposition of will power and character building
-Will power is a fatiguing muscle.
-The solution – make a character commitment
about the person you would like to be.
-NOT rules based.
-The type of person we have decided to be.
-Character trumps will power overtime.
-Translate rules for healthy eating into the kind of person you would like to be.
-The voice in your head says you always failed in the past.
-Wayne Dyer’s analogy of a boat wake.
-Make the decision before hand.
-Avoid being in the moment making spontaneous decisions.
-At the moment of temptation, the lizard brain takes over.
-The moment wins.
#2- Mindfulness is enhanced by discipline.
-The rules are a hack to observe the monkey mind.
-Freedom sits on top of discipline.
-Mindfulness is a discipline.
Be sure to listen to the original foundational episode 21.
You can find out more about Glenn’s music, thoughts on death and dying, and looking back from 95 in Episode 21.