Have you ever had an amazing conversation with someone where you felt totally inspired?
Only to have this new profound understanding slowly fade away the next day…
I had an energetic conversation with my friend Nikhil where we got hyped on the future and everything we wanted to do with our lives.
It was a deeply philosophical conversation in which we talked about the importance of enjoying the journey while maintaining self-belief that you’ll get to where you want to go.
But by the end of our conversation, we mutually agreed that this optimistic and insightful lens would fade by tomorrow. That our fire would slowly dissipate as we reacclimated to day to day life.
Both of us, now agreeing that this would indeed happen, wanted to resist this decay of our highest selves.
This desire to fight monotony, reminds me of the Dylan Thomas poem:
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
As a solution to this problem, we decided that everyday we needed a firmware reboot.
A firmware reboot is bringing back into consciousness some of the core ideas that inspire, motivate and empower you to be your highest self.
The way you perform a firmware reboot is to read a little prayer, created by you, that will put you back into that state of mind of your highest self.
My prayer (or firmware reboot) that I am going to try, is as follows:
The present moment is all I have. But, there is so much opportunity in this moment.
I am the reality bender of my life. I’ll take control and bend it to awesomeness.
Empower others with kindness. It will make the world a better place.
Be active, learn something new, and laugh at yourself.
Today is precious. Do as much as you can.
I am planning to practice my prayer for 21 days.
Why 21 days?
It’s a reasonable amount of time to see if it works without feeling like a huge ordeal.
This concept of a firmware reboot for our minds may provide a healthy way to access our highest selves.
If you decide to take the time to write your own firmware reboot, I’d love to hear it in the comments.
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