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Turd Philosophy

Turd 💩 philosophy

A man named Kevin once told me, “my daddy told me if you eat crap long enough you begin to enjoy the taste of it. “ He then patted me on my shoulder and was on his way.

At the time I was unable to fathom the depth of the statement, but I got the gist of it. 

Behaviors affect us all, some not so good.

How do the bad ones have a way of sticking with us?

Behavior patterns come from daily thought processes  learned and practiced through the years.

Thoughts become things. 

These things become habits and cognitive biases develop.

Cognitive biases are never good for us. 

A cognitive bias is a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment. Individuals create their own “subjective reality” from their perception of the input. An individual’s construction of reality, not the objective input, may dictate their behavior in the world. Thus, cognitive biases may sometimes lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate judgment, illogical interpretation, or what is broadly called irrationality.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_bias

A bunch of fancy words for skewed perception and ways we twist reality. 

My coach calls them shadows 👽

Sounds dark and creepy doesn’t it? It’s because they are.

How do we eliminate the shadows?

First of all we must be willing to be brave.

Second, one by one we must push them into the light so they have no more darkness to hide in. 

Being brave doesn’t mean how tough we are by acting tough.

Being brave is driven by fear and openly admitting it.

Fear is a coward when you face it, because it never shows up.

Remember it’s…
False
Evidence
Appearing
Real. 

Facing it is how we gain courage, confidence and self-esteem. 

Every time we do this it sucks, it’s hard and we want to avoid it at all costs.

When we make this a habit it gets easier every time we do it, but never easy. 

Without a feeling of discomfort we will not be motivated to change. 

Accepting being comfortably uncomfortable on a constant basis is the solution.

In doing so we will continually grow 🌱

Everyone of us knows that growing hurts, but it’s necessary or we will regress back to our old state again.Of course I’m preaching to the choir, because we also all know this as well. 

We speak about complacency and being surrounded by mediocrity all the time. 

No Bueno!

What is something uncomfortable that you need to do more?