This is a little exercise that many looked at from the side of their eyes when they first heard about it.
'Too American', 'Woo-Woo stuff', 'For the wallflowers', 'Hokey Pokey stuff,' were the kind of statements made.
Then they heard that Sir Stirling Moss had used it in his hay-day. Jackie Stewart used a close variation of it.
Robert de Niro was said to be an avid user.
i know three full-time musicians who practise diligently.
Many people in business apply it daily. Many. Because they know it works.
Which is why they've trained their teams to learn it, practise it, and get good at it.
I know that because they've hired me to do the training. Here're the bones of it.
Last thing at night, think about what you want your mind to be doing for you when you wake up in the morning, what you want to be thinking about, how you want to be feeling about what you're thinking.
Recite it articulately. At least three times.
Then write that articulated sentence on paper. Physically write it with a pen in your hand. This has to do with strong, deep, personal association; no keyboard tapping or texting to yourself.
Use a pen. Write on paper.
In the morning, reach for it and read the sentence to yourself again. A couple of times.
Decide that that sentence is your direction for the day. That's how important it is.
A man laughed at the idea couple of weeks ago when I outlined it to him.
Then, without telling me of his intention, he went off and did it, and was big enough to ring me a couple of weeks later and tell me he was getting things done that he'd been putting off for ages, and was dealing with some very uncomfortable tasks with a determination and strength that surprised him.
I'll leave it there; your move.