I listened to a summary of Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Formula earlier this week. A couple of key points from the book have lingered with me. One of which I shared with someone during a counseling appointment this week. So, I thought I’d share it here, too.
When faced with a difficult moment, Elrod suggests setting a 5:00 timer and allowing yourself to feel the weight, difficulty, and grief of the situation. Experience the real, raw emotions for that timeframe.
After the 5:00 timeframe, a couple of things are apparent:
– we live in reality rather than denial
– we have the time to figure out what we can and cannot control. We gain a realistic view of the path ahead.