Meet the challenges of life
Meet the challenges of life

Shut up and do it. Let's be honest: most of us are not the drivers of our lives for a long time, but passengers. And they go where circumstances lead. Tips from a SUMO master to help you take responsibility for your life and realize your potential.

“Let's be honest: most of us are not the drivers of our lives for a long time, but passengers. And they go where the circumstances lead,”says Paul McGhee, author of the book“SUMO”. He has traveled to 40 countries with lectures. Hundreds of thousands of people listened to his performances. The SUMO principles have helped millions of people around the world take responsibility for their lives and fulfill their potential.

This incendiary book encourages fruitful thinking, claims that the state of a hippopotamus is normal, suggests learning Latin and completely forgetting about the phrase "I'm out of luck." She is also witty and practical. And here are some helpful tips and exercises that prove it.

Why do you need it?

We have never met, but we have a lot in common. We are not celebrities. We are not hunted by the paparazzi. The yellow papers will not gossip that we have grown fat or lost weight. But each of us has our own story. After all, we are all in the same boat. And it is called life.

"We have a lot in common. The lives of many of us are fast moving and have become an endless ride with broken brakes.”- Paul McGee

How to make the impossible possible? No time, money, connections or experience?
How to make the impossible possible? No time, money, connections or experience?

We are dreaming. We are disappointed. We fall. We get up. Moving on. Let's put our hands down. We wake up unhappy. We wake up happy.

We all expect that this rat race is about to end and "real" life begins. As in that joke: "Can I skip all this tryndets in my life and go straight to the part where I travel the world?"

What is S. U. M. O.?

S. U. M. O. is a simple introspection that works. I heard the term S. U. M. O. some years ago. I forgot who said it, but I remember the decryption: Shut Up, Move On - "Shut up and do it." To some, this phrase will seem aggressive, but let me explain what I mean by it.

In the philosophy of S. U. M. O. There are seven principles to help you turn off autopilot, enjoy the adventures of life, and change for the better.

I say shut up so that you pause, look at your life, and listen to your thoughts and feelings. “Do” - so that you look into the future, see opportunities and do not become hostage to current circumstances.

In Latin, SUMO means "to choose". The Seven Principles of S. U. M. O. will teach you to choose the right path in life.

To take the first step on the S. U. M. O journey - make sure you pause and turn off the autopilot. This is the only way to come to a conscious, thoughtful and valuable life.

Change your T-shirt

I have met people who play the OKD card - Blame Someone Else. I call this the "victim's shirt." I'll explain now. Imagine for a moment what it says on your T-shirt how you feel. Victims wear T-shirts with the words “I’m not to blame”, “Life is not fair”, “I have never been lucky”. What is your shirt today?

Not so simple
Not so simple

Now let's do the exercise. First. Admit that sometimes you wear this shirt too. Second. What is the slogan on your shirt today? Third. If it's the victim's T-shirt, mentally take it off and put on the S. U. M. O. You are now in charge of your life.

If you want to know who is responsible for your life, look in the mirror.

We want too much

For example, I want to go to McDonald's and order a lobster. But he's not on the menu. Unfortunately, some people spend too much time and energy trying to get a dish that is not on the menu. All their energy is spent on thinking about what they lack. This is depressing and displeasing with oneself. Distracts from all the good things in life.

If you are not happy with the answers that life offers you, try asking other questions.

And we should focus on what we have. Don't get hung up on problems, but think about moving forward. Don't cling to what is not. See what you can get.

Your destiny is not a foregone conclusion. Neither the moon, nor the stars, nor rock can affect her. It all depends on you.

See what you could have won

You've probably watched a game show where the participants did not manage to win the main prize. At the end of the show, the host declares, “Look what you could have won,” and shows the grand prize (usually a car). The participant tries to squeeze out a smile, but his eyes are disappointed.

How to find the strength to act: 16 ways to decide on a change in life
How to find the strength to act: 16 ways to decide on a change in life

At the end of my own show on this planet, I don't want to hear, “Look what you can win. See what you could do. Look what you could become."

Remember, it's never too late to take action. Today is the time to do something to make your life amazing. The SUMO principles will help you change your life for the better. To do and receive what you previously only dreamed of.

I hope that then, looking back, you will say to yourself: “Look what I won. Look what I've done. Look at what I've become."

If you woke up in the morning feeling tired and worthless, remember this: you woke up. Now shake it off and don't miss the moment. Make the right choice.

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