Well, this has to be said…
I’ve got it on the website, but if you’re new to Sleepless No More and just visiting my blog – don’t assume I’m a medical practitioner – because I’m not.
These days you can’t make a statement about anything without having someone on your case, and if that doesn’t happen it’s bound to be politically incorrect. Don’t know how we got to this point really, but it did happen.
It’s part of stating your case and taking a leadership role.
So I’ll say it again, YOU need to take the leadership role in your own life. Take full responsibility for every decision that you have made in your life, and continue to make. It’s no-one else’s fault. Scary but true.
And strangely, taking responsibility is part of getting better sleep too.
The responsibility of owning your own life, often comes with the responsibility to make some very hard decisions in your life to be happier, healthier and more successful. That alone could be one of the reasons you’re not getting a great night’s sleep.
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You’ve heard of the 80/20 rule… 20 percent of the work equates to 80 percent of the results, 20 percent of your actions result in 80 percent of your success, 20 percent of your friends offer 80 percent of the fun.. it applies all round.
And sometimes I think it’s more like a “98/2 percent rule”. 2 percent of the people end up being financially free, 2 percent of the population end up successful on their own terms, 2 percent run their own successful businesses… I’m only playing here… because it’s actually a lot less than 2 percent, often.
“Only when the tide goes out, do you discover who’s been swimming naked”, Warren Buffett.
Are the sane people insane, and the insane sane? Mmmm.
The lesson of course is to zig where others zag… If you’re doing what everyone else is doing, it’s pretty sure to be the wrong thing, and the unsuccessful thing. Bad habits and following the crowd can probably kill you in the end, one way or another. You’re alive, but you’re not living? Eech!
Life isn’t meant to be E-A-S-Y. It is meant to be challenging, scary, thrilling, fun, difficult, amazing, rewarding.
If you’re fully awake when you’re awake, it’ll help you sleep, for sure!
So CELEBRATE if you think you’re a square peg in a round hole – if you’re taking the heat – if you’re taking scary risks – if people are saying no to you… The ‘normal’ 80 – 98 percent just don’t get it. They’re not even asking the questions.
And yes, you might have to do a bit of trial and error to get your best night’s sleep. We didn’t come with a manual.
So I’ll do my best to find information that could help you sleep better, and YOU check out whether that information and action is going to be right for you and your life.
If you keep doing the same things over and over, don’t expect any different results.
And while I’m here dishing it out, just because it’s a medical practitioner, doesn’t mean it’s good advice either. There are good doctors and not good doctors, we know that… duh! And I’m in a position where I get to hear the stories.
Get fully involved in your recovery, health and happiness. There aren’t any short cuts.
Make health your priority, and take massive action towards your dreams today.