Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Jack Nicklaus, Michael Phelps. What do these guys all have in common?
Other than being arguably the greatest in each of their respective sports, they also used a specific tactic that helped them arrive at that level.
Do you know what that tactic was? It's actually something that you can use too, and it will significantly increase your chances of experiencing freedom from porn.
That's right, you can take the exact same strategy as some of the world's greatest athletes, and use it to help you finally be free of porn.
And, I'm giving you a free tool at the end of this email to make it super easy for you to implement!
Hopefully your interest is piqued.
Okay, I won't make you wait any longer.
The tactic that they used was mental rehearsal. You could also call it "practicing in advance," or "visualizing the outcome."
However you describe it, it's simply imagining what you want to happen in your mind, before it actually happens.
For Michael Jordan, it was sitting before the game and imagining himself making the game-winning shot. For Jack Nicklaus, it was visualizing that next putt going in. You get the idea.
Here's the great news: not only does this work for sports, it also works extremely well for effectively handling the urge to watch porn the next time it hits you.
In fact, if I could convince you to do any daily activity that would help you the most, it would be this.
Like everything else that I share with you, this is based on personal experience. I am so adamant about this daily strategy because I've personally experienced how powerful it is and how much it can help.
I literally use mental rehearsal almost daily, and it was one of the largest levers that I used to finally experience freedom from porn. And this, after over 20 years of trying to be free.
In other words, this is powerful.
And the icing on the cake is that it literally takes about three minutes. That's right. You don't have to commit 20 minutes, or even 10 minutes. Just three.
(As a side note, let me just throw out a hypothetical question: If you had to commit 20 minutes every day of your time, but you knew without a doubt that it would lead to freedom from porn, would 20 minutes every day be worth the cost to you? It might be helpful to explore this question for yourself. Sorry for the digression. Back to mental rehearsal!)
So the bottom line is, take three minutes at the start of your day and imagine the next time you might experience that familiar urge to watch porn. See yourself in that situation. And then, visualize yourself implementing the P.A.T.H. Plan and going through all four steps to process and resolve that desire.
And here's the thing: I'm willing to bet that it won't be super difficult for you to imagine when you might feel that next craving to watch porn. As we've discussed before, most of the time it's fairly predictable. All you have to do is remember the last instance that you watched porn, or maybe the time before that. Chances are, it was in a situation that has repeated itself many times.
As I hinted above, I'm going to make this very easy for you to implement.
I've created a podcast episode which I am releasing today that walks you through actually doing this strategy.
All you have to do is sit down, play the episode, and go through the steps.
And three minutes later, you're done.
I've actually created two different episodes that you can choose from: one with calm music in the background, and one without music. I personally like having some calm background music. It helps me, but you can choose what works better for you.
Here's a link to the podcast: The New Paths Podcast. Or just search for "The New Paths Podcast" on any podcast player that you use. You can choose from episode 28 or 29, depending on whether you want it with music or not.
Either way, it couldn't be easier. You just sit down, turn on the podcast, and I guide you through the process.
Start making this a daily habit this week. I promise you it will help you on journey to freedom.