Welcome to Episode 039 where we discuss the ONE momentum killer that is actually sabotaging your success. What is it? Keep reading and / or listening…
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There is a momentum killer that overtakes every single one of us and it’s no respecter of persons.
Age, gender, race, and nationality is subject to this momentum killer.
And it shows up almost always when you’re making progress and is absolutely sabotaging your success.
In fact it’s the one and only goal of this momentum killer and that’s to take you down.
It’s called OOTRO but most people don’t recognize it by its acronym. They know it by these five words – 3:42
We’re a society of routines. We do something and the next thing you know it’s the the way we do it all the time now. It’s how we live our lives.
Here’s a key question:
How many positive things have you been doing in your life that you somehow find yourself “out of the routine of…”?
FOUR REALITIES ABOUT OOTRO
1. REALIZE HOW EASY IT IS TO GET OOTRO – 5:42
You don’t have to pay for it, know anyone special, or even do anything at all to be infected with OOTRO.
The reality is just as easy as it is to get INTO every routine, it’s just as easy if not even easier to get OUT of the same routine. For many of us, we’re GREAT at OOTRO and have a habit of inconsistency.
OOTRO is just part of life. Let me give you some examples that are real challenges that aid and abet OOTRO:
* You get sick
* You’re traveling
* You get injured
* There’s a holiday
* Work gets busier
Something in your “normal” routine changes, and the next thing you know, you’re… OOTRO.
It’s not like we wake up determined to never eat healthy again or never work out again or whatever write or read again.
It just naturally happens and SO easy.
So respect the reality how easy it is to get OOTRO
2. REALIZE OOTRO IS INCREDIBLY SUBTLE – 7:26
OOTRO is like a cold. It slowly sneaks up on you and the next thing you know you have it.
You look back and realized, “huh, I haven’t done X in a few days…”
It’s not an intentional decision, boycott, or rebellion, it sneaks its way in.
We think missing “just this one day” won’t matter that much. And in the grand reality, it doesn’t.
Then you miss another day. And another.
And the next you know, you’re… OOTRO.
So respect the reality how incredibly subtle OOTRO can be to sabotage your success…
3. REALIZE OOTRO IS SIMPLY OVERPOWERING – 8:38
Oh you can fight it but it’s like kryptonite. It knows your weakness and will take you down.
Once OOTRO has you, it has amazing power that is far stronger than you think.
Not sure? Are you doubting me on this one?
Try breaking OOTRO when you’ve been WAY out of the routine of something. For example,
* It’s been a few weeks since you’ve ran or worked out
* You were eating healthy 10 + pounds ago (trying to go light on you)
* You used to read in the morning or before bed
You’re officially overtaken by OOTRO. It was you and you’ve been overpowered. You didn’t mean for it to happen but here you are, WAY out of the routine of what you were killing it before.
You need to respect the incredible power of OOTRO.
And the key is recognizing its power and hold it can and has on you.
4. REALIZE OOTRO MUST BE BATTLED – 10:52
Once you have OOTRO it’s not like it will naturally go away. In fact it will take residency and not leave until it’s kicked out.
To most, it becomes their excuse, they’re mantra. “I used to… but…”
Did you catch that last line? How often have you said “I used to… but…”
You hear it often if you just listen for it with people. “I used to workout or I used to eat healthier but…”
Not you if you’re a high performer. You must battle OOTRO with all your might.
The longer you settle for OOTRO, the harder it will be to overcome.
One of the battles of OOTRO is PERFECTIONISM. How many times have you stopped something of value because you were doing it perfectly?
OOTRO is a battle and It must end. Right now. Not another day must pass that you’re OOTRO.
If we ended stoped right now and ended there, how discouraging!
You’d be thinking, Thank You Dr. Obvious but how do I remove this momentum killer that is sabotaging my success?
Productivity Energy Boost Tip – 16:02
Treva Yaccino Promo – 17:02
5 Minute Energy Kickstart Promo – 17:58
Just a quick reminder of the Four Realities of OOTRO (out of the routine of…) – 18:55
1. Realize how easy it is to get OOTRO
2. Realize OOTRO is incredibly subtle
3. Realize OOTRO is simply overpowering
4. Realize OOTRO must be battled
But THERE is ONE REMEDY or CURE for OOTRO…
It looks and sounds very similar but could not be more the opposite with the change of two simple but intentional words:
Love me some BITRO.
This is the game changer that is the remedy for every kind of OOTRO.
But BITRO requires something of you: ACTION.
Something must change for BITRO to work and I don’t mean your excuses.
TWO KEY QUESTIONS TO BEAT OOTRO…
1. WHAT ARE YOU OOTRO? (What are you out of the routine of right now?)
Chances are you’ve been thinking of a number of things as you’ve been listening and those are your OOTRO.
Here are just a few examples:
* Certain bedtime
* Eating healthy
* Going for a walk
* Taking a break within your work day (move the body / rest the mind)
* Working out
* Listening to a podcast (hopefully not the Energy Edge Podcast if so, welcome back and go and catch back up – there’s some really good stuff here!)
The list is endless but the point is not. List your key OOTRO activities and then answer question two:
2. WHAT is the VERY 1st Step to Get You BITRO (Back in the Routine Of) on your List?
You don’t need a massive reboot and a complete overhaul of the plan.
I love this quote by the late, Jim John…
“If you want to do something you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”
What you do need is a step in the direction that gets you back in the routine.
* Plan your evening so you’re in bed at 10pm
* Make the healthiest choice on your next meal
* Schedule a 15 minute break immediately
* Locate your book and the place you left off
* Get your workout clothes out and in sight
* Find a pen / paper or open a writing program along with an idea
* Look through your podcast and choose one
Most of the battle is realizing OOTRO is real, it’s subtle, overpowering and must be defeated daily. It’s not a one time victory.
But you can do this now that you’re aware of OOTRO and it’s defeater, BITRO.
So, it’s Go Time and on you now.
What are you “out of the routine of” right now? And what is the very 1st step to get you “back in the routine of…”
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