Behave Your Way To Success

We’re big fans of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast here at HXH and today’s blog post is highlighting some profound takeaways heard in a recent episode with Dr. Phil. (Insert cash me outside joke here.)  The general theme of this episode was centered around the importance of changing your internal narrative and how you can “behave your way to success” as Dr. Phil puts it and mental health in our world today.

We live in a day and age where we compare the so called messes in our lives to everyone else’s successes (lookin’ at you Instagram). Because of this skewed perspective, we tend to create what we THINK we deserve. Meaning when we THINK our life is a mess, things are out of control, there is no way out – we’re actually perpetuating that outcome. So, how do we fix it? Dr. Phil tells us in order to do so, we must change our personal truth by working to rewrite the narrative in our minds.

Now – this is not a quick fix. In fact, changing our thought process can take months, even years. But don’t be discouraged or fixated on the time it takes, the important thing is that you’re making small, attainable, imremetal changes. In the podcast they reference a Tony Robbins analogy about a large boat traveling a long distance – this proverbial boat slowly changes its course over a long period of time and end up thousands of miles away from its original destination. Moral of the story – little changes add up to big ones in due time. It’s so easy to get caught up in the “I’m not this or that” conversation in your head – but reality check babes – time is going to continue moving forward even if you don’t.

“Someday ain’t a day of the week.” – Dr. Phil 

Start somewhere, wherever you are. With whatever it is you want to change in your life – diet and exercise, learning a new skill set, breaking a bad habit whatever it may be just don’t wait until someday.  As the saying goes, the difference between a dream and a goal is a timeline and accountability. Write things down, make your checklists, find friends who will encourage and support you and you’ll be on the way to taking your ship to a brand new, happy + fulfilled destination.

Rogan + Phil also shed light on the stigma surrounding mental illness that we’d be remiss not to chat about. While our society is making major strides in accepting mental health issues, we still have a long way to go. Bottom line – it’s OKAY to talk about how you feel and there is nothing you should be ashamed of. You are not alone – there are hundreds of millions of others who struggle with depression, anxiety, other disorders, etc. and there is power in numbers and power in creating conversation.

Dr. Phil speaks out about the healthcare industry and how so many Doctors are too quick to medicate and how it’s become a very “turn and burn” industry that is getting wrapped up in the financial benefits of pushing pills. (Now to be clear – he also made it clear that if you are suffering from a mental disorder that biochemically affects your brain and actions he fully supports properly medicting, and we agree.) But for many people, feelings of angst and sadness are just “realistic reactions to the current life situations” (i.e – job loss, breakups, loss of a loved one, moving, major life transitions, etc.) and that shouldn’t really require medication. However, drugs like Prozac and Xanaxa have become the mental health bandaid.

Thankfully over the past few decades, as the topic of mental health has become less taboo, there has been a significant increase in the availability for independent practices, life coaches, counselors and mentors. This was not the case a few decades ago when the only person you could talk with was a psychiatrist with a doctorate degree. So often people get stuck in what Dr. Phil refers to as “psychomotor retardation”, specifically within depression. Meaning when we experience depression, we talk less, do less, lack motivation, are more reserved and much less productive – meaning we are creating less opportunities in our lives for change and positive reinforcement and this breeds the someday attitude.

In closing – the HXH community is here to be your biggest fan, your moativation, and your accountability. We want to support you as you start to turn your ship. Write down your goals, create action plans and start behavin’ your bad a$$ to success. How bout dah?

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