Adapted from Shaun T's new book, T Is for Transformation: A 7-Step Program for Digging Deeper, Feeling Stronger, and Living Smarter
Now it starts, the superpower self-tests. You'll need to take some time with this. It's when the reading stops and the action begins. Transformation means moving from one way of living to a whole new one, and that requires planning, commitment, and sweat. You've been sitting and reading until now. It's time to work for change in your life.
Let's start with a mirror exercise. Yes, I've spent a lot of time in front of the glass, to examine my warts and blemishes. I also use it as a kind of rearview mirror on my life, so I can check out how the past is influencing my today and my tomorrow. In the first exercise in this book, I'm going to encourage you to do the same. Trust and believe: You won't be able to make any progress on your future unless you've fully examined your past, and then act on that knowledge.
You carry that history in a lot of different ways: It could be the crick in your neck because of the way you sit at your desk, or the plaque in your heart because of your dietary habits. It could be the friends who stick with you through thick and thin, or the ones who stick to you like leeches. It could be the regrets and resentments that tie you up emotionally, so you're not free to live and love the way you'd like.
Let's invest some time in a backward glance to better wipe your mirror clear and see yourself as you really are today.