Tuesday, November 24, 2009
It's called the 10-10-10 rule, from best-selling author Suzy Welch. It's a way to re-think your thinking. What you do is, when faced with any complicated decisions - assess the impact it's have on your life in 10 minutes, 10 months and 10 years.
For example, the author decided to take her children with her on a business trip to Hawaii. However, nothing went right along the way. One child got sick on the 12-hour plane ride. The other one got heatstroke. As if that weren't enough, both kids escaped from a hotel-run hula class and burst into the middle of her big client presentation. At that time, she realized she needed to make better choices.
That's where 10-10-10 comes in. If she'd left her kids at home, in 10 minutes they might have been pouting. But in 10 months she's have been able to take them on a proper vacation with the money she'd earned. And in 10 years, they's all have forgotten that she'd even been away fro 3 days way back when.
This is a really neat process. I think it would work for anything at all - including cravings. If you really want that chocolate bar, think about it...in 10 minutes, the craving will probably be over. In 10 months, you will have lost more weight. In 10 years, you will be at your goal weight & feeling great.
I like this 10-10-10 and plan to start using it alot.