Here is a post that I mentioned in class yesterday. It’s from the blog of James Altucher. I think The Daily Practice can be useful when going through the Storyline process. Not all of these aspects will resonate with this group (like waking up between 4-5 am everyday), but I found some of these really helpful. When thinking about having my story highjacked, I remember his quote about emotional practice,
” If someone is a drag on me, I cut them out. If someone lifts me up, I bring them closer. Nobody is sacred here. When the plane is going down, put the oxygen mask on your face first. Family, friends, people I love – I always try to be there for them and help. But I don’t get close to anyone bringing me down. This rule can’t be broken. Energy leaks out of you if someone is draining you.”
It’s not necessarily an enjoyable process to evaluate your relationships and determine who lifts you up and who drags you down, but I can personally attest to the fact that cutting out negative people (even some you thought were good friends) increases your energy and happiness. If you want to keep moving forward, sometimes you gotta thin the herd.