In a nutshell, this is a book about what is holding us back to be the best we can be. And more importantly, not only does Jim help you to understand the problem; he offers you the 5 simple, but powerful, tools to correct it.
Today, I'd like to share a brief excerpt from The Pebble in the Shoe...5 Steps to a
Simple and Confident Life, by Jim Fannin. Enjoy!
“There is one thing for sure in your life. Twelve months from now you will either be better or worse. You won't be the same. Will it be a roller-coaster ride to what you want, will it be two steps forward and one step back, or will you just go straight to your goals and visions? What's holding you back from business success, marital bliss or parenting nirvana? More than likely it's under the radar or below the surface of what you think. Maybe, it's like a pebble in your shoe that's irritating, uncomfortable, nagging and eventually crippling.
The average person has 2,000 to 3,000 thought per day.
On the days where life seems out of control and the "tail is wagging the dog," you may have 4,000 thoughts. Most thoughts are about the past. However, a great proportion of them are focused on the future. You cannot hold a future and a past-tense thought at the same time. It is one or the other. And a few thoughts are locked-in the moment. As you get older, present tense thinking diminishes. Throw in the cell phone, voicemails, e-mails, Tweets, Facebook, texts, FedEx, fax and world news in real time, it's no wonder present-tense living is dwindling.