Thursday, September 21, 2017

Red Pill Review: The Gorilla Mindset

"If you talk to yourself the way you talk your friends.  You wouldn't have any friends."

If you've just taken the Red Pill good job.  You've made a start.  But if you don't follow up on that you have pretty much also made a finish because you need a plan for self-improvement.

I get it.  You just jumped into a very big ocean.  You don't really know where to start.  When you are suddenly thrashing around in the deep end, look around for someone who knows how to swim.

Mike Ceronovich knows how to do that.

If you are looking for a real personal game changer, Gorilla Mindset is your guide and template.
You've just made your first big change and although you may not know it, there is a name for it: Mindset.

Not too long ago there was  a much more inaccurate view of Mindset called the Power of Positive Thinking.  It was a step in the right direction but it also tended to lead to very wrong directions because it was mostly about the effects of relentless optimism.  This has it's uses if you are trying to rev yourself up for a cold call in sales.  But it tends to be dramatically useless if you are lost in the arctic tundra.  It doesn't matter how good you feel about yourself under those circumstances you are going to starve to death. The fact that you are so happy that you don't mind being eaten by Polar Bears doesn't change the fact that you are going to be eaten by Polar Bears.

Happiness won't get you out of bad situation.  The right mindset will.

Mike Ceronovich is not one of nature's winners.   In brutally frank and honest detail he goes into his past as one of biggest Omega losers scraped from the bottom of life's failure bucket.   Fat, slow and depressed.  He shares some of the harshest memories from his childhood to get across the big message of this book... 

Change. Is. Possible.

Mindset is powerful and it is a power that can be harnessed to your own good profit. 

Question: Okay, Cataline so what is mindset? 

Answer:  Self-conversation.  Focus.  Moment. Mood. Focus.  Lifestyle.  Vision.  A single day.  It's complicated.   Buy the book and find out.

Ceronovich also throws in a lot fairly solid health advice.  Getting yourself into a shape that doesn't resemble a pear is a big part of the Red Pillverse.   Ceronovich is on top of that as well but from a very holistic approach.  Your body is not just an isolated set of muscles and skin but a complex and completely interconnected organism right down to the lowest cellular level.  Be warned it will involve the juice of a thing called Kale.

Trust me when I say, the section on morning mental warmup exercises alone was easily, easily worth the price of the book for me.

 You've taken the Red Pill.  You can try to convince yourself it isn't real and that you haven't been lied to and conned all your life.  You can cling to the fantasy that you are a secret king and the world will throw itself at your feet if you can only find the right insult that is just stinging enough for it to realize it.  You can pretend that hentai satisfies all of physical and emotional needs. 

I realize that this is all very tempting indeed (except the hentail  I got to admit I don't get that part).  Just go back to giving up and not trying anymore.  Accept what little life gives you and never move forward.  It is very easy not to try.

Do. Not. Do. That.

Try to find the Roc's Egg.  Try to pull Excalibur from the stone. Wake the Great Detective and tell him, "the game is afoot."  Join your sword to those of Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Go with the Old Man to find rescue the Princess.  Raise your banner and summon the clan.  Live!

But remember, "A goal without a plan is a wish."

That is where the Gorilla Mindset comes in.  I recommend it highly.

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