Flossing is in Quadrant 2. Our biggest dreams, health, and happiness are in Quadrant 2. So why don’t we hang out in Quadrant 2 all day long?
It’s a Rider and Elephant problem. The Rider talks about Quadrant 2, and then the Elephant does what it wants to do. The Rider says it flosses, and the Elephant doesn’t want to floss.
To hang out in Quadrant 2, we need a well-trained Elephant–and power to the Rider. The training is not a conflict of wills. If the Rider attacks the Elephant, it will ultimately lose. That’s why your Franklin-Covey day planner (and didn’t we all buy one?) ended up in a drawer. Meditation, affirmation, Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill) and the “Law of Attraction” work because they gently and firmly train the Elephant.
This week, write down your Quadrant 2. Rider, gently and firmly inform your Elephant: this is what shall be.