I was watching this interview the other day.
One of the writers who was talking about the next Star Wars movie.
The question was about one of the characters, and what the writer’s response was to the various “origin theories” floating around online.
He gave some kind of vague answer, saying it would be “satisfying” to everybody.
But the idea of an “origin story” is VERY common in almost all popular stories and myths.
Often times the formula is first we meet the hero, then we become interested in how they “became” the hero.
Why is this so compelling?
Maybe because all of us, on a deep level, want to know “where” we come from.
Maybe as ancient tribes were wandering across the face of the Earth, knowing where they came from would help them to learn from their mistakes. Or learn from their predecessors, mythological or not.
One metaphor is when driving your car, the ratio between the windshield and your rear view mirror is a good ratio.
Meaning you want to be focused MOSTLY on where you’re going, but you need to glance behind you from time to time.
When talking about Meta Programs, this means you want to be motivated a little bit by pain or fear, but mostly by the pleasure of where you are headed.
This is one of the problems many people have with goal setting. If they ONLY are motivated by moving away from pain, the further away from pain they get, the less motivation they have.
Compare the people in your local gym in the first week of January to the first week of March and you’ll see the difference.
How can you avoid this common trap?
Spend a few minutes each and every day meditation on where you are going.
Visualize what it will be when you get there.
Feel all the feelings, see all the sights, hear all the sounds.
This is the power of keeping a daily journal.
If you have a goal, write down ANYTHING you did that day to get you closer.
Then imagine ANYTHING you can do the next day. And actually take the time to imagine doing it.
The future will be EASY to create when you practice building.
Of course, there will be mistakes along the way. You can use journaling to USE THOSE to propel you even further into the future.
Once you realize how beneficial they are, the “fear” of “mistakes” will vanish.
It’s not magic. It takes time.
But with daily practice, you can slowly change your beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes, that will make it easy to achieve anything.
Of course, at the heart of most life plans is your ability to communicate with others.
Because part of EVERY hero’s journey is the support crew.
Get Started Building Yours: