Determine the steps and necessary behaviors. You need a solid plan that will takeyou to your goal. If you aren
t sure, do the research and get help. Your plan should havespecific behaviors with a timeline. Write this plan down.
Think about how you will feel engaging in those behaviors. Think about where youmight normally lose interest, feel bad in some way, or quit. Where are those areas for you in terms of the goal you picked? Where do you get hung up? What happensinternally? What do you say to yourself about yourself? Write these things down.
Think about how the Success Robot is different from you in terms of #3. Does therobot get stuck where you do? No. Does the robot treat itself poorly and judge itself?No. Really meditate on this, think about all the implications of the differences betweenthe Success Robot and you. Write down your thoughts.
Pretend you are the robot, and engage in the behaviors, just as the robot would: Thisis the key. Robots follow their programs without thinking about them or talking aboutthem or talking about how they feel about them. Your job is to follow the plan (program)you determined above until you reach your goal. Your emotions and anxieties may flareup
plan on it. Engage in your plan and move toward your goal as if you were thesuccess robot.
Come up with a way to keep this front-of-mind. Develop a ritual for remembering andreminding yourself. Re-read your journal. Read this article or your plan and journalevery morning when you wake up and every evening before you go to sleep.
Keep going. Develop persistence. Did the
Think on these questions and ideas. Meditate on them. Write down the implications of them, and your thoughts in your journal. If you struggle, hesitate or feel bad/wrongduring this experiment, ask yourself
Why would one want to carry the past into thefuture and repeat their limitations and suffering?
Who does my being limited serve?
Write down these answers in your journal. Self-enhancing is a supreme value. Is thereany reason not to be the success robot?Doing what works and succeeding might
s selfdiminishing and dangerous.This is the steering mechanism of the robot. Do you want to serve the feelings, whichare from the past and were learned at a young age when you didn
t know any better and couldn
t defend yourself? Or do you want to get what you want? Do you really wantto serve the feelings, which will strengthen the erroneous beliefs they imply? Or do youwant to find out what you are really capable of and live powerfully? Do you want to be agood little boy/girl and agree with mommy/daddy/authority? Or are you smart enoughand independent enough to decide what is good for you? Should I be spending moreenergy on self-enhancing things than I am?