Last night I got a chance to catch up with a friend of mine, who I haven’t seen in about fives years. Joshua Spodek, he always amazed me. The guy is such a polymath, he earned his PHD in Physics from Columbia University. Like that wasn’t enough, he went back to Columbia and received his MBA a few year later. As I was catching up with him over some tea at the Art Bar in West Village, all I can say is I walked out of our meeting feeling more inspired than I felt in quite a long time. Here is why: SIDCHA.
Self Imposed Daily Challenging Healthy Activity
“SIDCHAs give you independence, confidence, security, and resilience. They create a platform for everything else you want to do to improve your life, free from distraction, full of direction and focus.” Says the inventor of SIDCHA Joshua Spodek.
The examples of SIDCHAs are exercises, writing, meditation, cold showers and etc. Watching TV, listening to music, and reading don’t qualify, since they are too easy.
I have to say as soon as I heard just that word SIDCHA, my attention was caught. SIDCHA sounds a little similar to the word used in a title of a book by Hermann Hesse’s “Siddharta” (1922). The novel is about a spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha. The word Siddhartha is made up of two words in the Sanskrit language, siddha (achieved) + artha (what was searched for), which together means “he who has found meaning (of existence)” or “he who has attained his goals”. So SIDCHA and siddha are close enough in phonetics, but also close enough in meaning.
With SIDCHA, you achieve your goals on daily basis, which ultimately leads you to achieving bigger goals in life.
Imagine the feeling at the end of the day, knowing that you have done those 25 push-ups and 50 sit-ups no matter how tired or bad you felt or that you wrote your daily entry on your blog or at least 500 words for your screenplay, even if you felt like you ran out of ideas that day and were not in a mood. Imagine 6 months later the feeling of knowing you have better abs, strong core, busy blog with 180 more posts and a finished screenplay. It’s not just about a tangible result which is inevitable after having a SIDCHA in your life. It is also about a feeling you get inside: be it pride, accomplishment, self worth, happiness, clarity. It’s different for everyone.
Your SIDCHA can be anything, for as long as it is self-imposed, daily, challenging, healthy and active.
Another reason why I was drawn to the concept is SIDCHA is that in my opinion it is directly linked to your will power. In many years of my private practice in consulting hypnotism and just years of life all together, I have stumbled upon two kinds of people: those that identify themselves with the conditions of the past ( consciously or unconsciously ) and those that don’t.
For example there are people that say or believe:
My father was an alcoholic, that’s why I became an alcoholic.
I grew up in an abusive environment, that’s why things are so hard for me and I feel like the world is unjust and everyone is against me.
I grew up in poor conditions and no stability, thats why I am so poor and unstable.
The list is long. Here is another type of people that I admire the most:
My father was an alcoholic, that’s why I chose to be healthy and never drink.
I grew up in an abusive environment, that’s why I turned things around and chose to challenge myself and see the world as full of kind people, a place to grow.
I grew up in poor conditions and no stability, thats why I turned things around and learned how to plan, save and create abundance and stability.
See the difference? What do you think it takes to turn your self-imposed limitation of ” I can’t, I am not able, I am not good enough, It’s impossible, I am not worthy…” into a self-empowering thought of “I can and I will?”
Your Will Power! Your decision to turn your thoughts and actions around.
You can start with something small as a self-imposed daily challenging activity – SIDCHA!
What’s Your SIDCHA?
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