Most people try to make changes in their lives by using brute force of will. So, when they see that I’ve had some success changing things about myself I haven’t liked, they often say, “You have tremendous willpower.”
That is absolutely false. I don’t have willpower. I have been able to harness a power greater than will. And you can too.
Do you want to change? The technique to harness that power is is explained fully in the video below, which is part of this week’s training involution.
Cabal Fang Training Involution #89: A Power Greater than Will
1. Deck of Cards. Take this quiz and add up all your “No” answers: Have you trained at least twice in the last 7 days? Do you keep a training journal per the instructions in the Cabal Fang Study Guide? Do you set training goals and track your progress toward them using measurable data points such as weight lifted, strikes/minute, distance, time, heart rate, etc.? Do you train using periodicity and/or training cycles? Got your score from 0 to 4? Good. Warm up for 8 minutes, then consult the chart below to get your workout. Shuffle a deck of cards, take off the number of cards as indicated (if any), and place them face down on the floor. Turn a card and complete the number of reps indicated. 1 rep for each pip 1 through 10. Face cards = 10 and Aces = 15. That’s 100 reps per suit, 400 reps per deck.
|Number of “No” answers||Deck Size||Exercises|
|0||Pull out 26 cards (1/2 deck)||♠ = Push-ups, ♣ = Sit-ups, ♥ = Squats and ♦ = Jumping Jacks|
|1||Pull out 13 cards (3/4 deck)||♠ = Push-ups, ♣ = Sit-ups, ♥ = Squats and ♦ = Jumping Jacks|
|2||Pull off 13 cards||♠ = Push-ups, ♣ = Sit-ups, ♥ = Squats and ♦ = Jumping Jacks|
|3||Whole deck||♠ = Push-ups ♣ = Sit-ups, Red cards = Squats|
|4||Whole deck||Black cards = Push-ups, Red cards = Squats|
2. Watch the video below and meditate. What is the bad habit you can’t lick, the behavior you can’t get rid of, the endeavor that keeps vexing you? Set a timer for 8 minutes, assume your meditative posture of choice, regulate your breathing, and narrow your eyes to slits. Spend 8 minutes earnestly searching for the “counter-balance” or “light” I mentioned in the video (I’m using a veiled reference to force you to watch the video!). What is it? When the timer beeps, record your thoughts in your training journal. What are you going to do to make sure that you put more focus on the counterbalance you found? What’s your plan?