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THE POWER OF COMPRESSED TIME
Did you catch it? I snuck something very important into my last example. A small ... but VERY important ... little phrase. "For next three days."
A specific time frame. It could have been for next hour, day or even a week. The idea is viewing life a certain way within context of a very defined period of time. "Compressing" time if you please.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
So how does this relate to discovering power of "Me?"
I pretend someone walks up to me and says: "Lee, if you had to give me top three things to remember about raising children, what would they be? And, I don't want a seminar! I've only got five minutes and I want you to give me your best shot!"
What would I do?
I'll tell you what I'd do. My mind would go into a very fast "search and filter mode." I would be thinking of things like crazy! And you know what? During this mental process I would be filtering out those things that have been most valuable to me as I've tried to be a good dad!
I'd be tapping into my own life wisdom. I'd be using power of "Me!" to help another person!
Are you getting it? I'm sure you are!!
WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS LAST EXAMPLE? (Or, how three principles work together!)
1. I responded to a question. It was a very specific question. Ah hah! The power of a good question!
2. The question I responded to prompted my mind to begin its own journey to discover specific information *which I had!* Did you get that last point? My mind went on it's own discovery mission -- and "source" of that wisdom was ...?
You got it -- ME!
Ah hah! The power of a "grid." My mind went on a search for very specific information. Other "material" was filtered out. My "grid" saw to that!!
3. I was "forced" to respond to a question in a very limited period of time.
Ah hah! The power of a compressed time frame!
HERE'S THE POINT!
YOU can use this process to tap into your own wealth of informtion.
1. Ask yourself a specific question to answer about a defined topic. 2. Give yourself a VERY SHORT period of time to answer question you ask. 3. Then, think and write like crazy! "Drive" yourself to do it within time frame you set for yourself. TRY IT. RIGHT NOW! (Hint. This is a "how to" article!")
I'll set you up. Ready to write?
The question: "What would you say are most important things to remember when talking to a teenager?"
The time frame: You've got three minutes. Tops!
Okay ... now write!!
*The Most Important Things To Remember When Talking To A Teenager Are ..."
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