How do you get in an optimal state? Well, consider that optimal is optimism. Optimism puts you in an optimal state. How do you get optimistic? Well, you have to acknowledge that what you have now is actually pretty darn good. You have to begin to get present to the fact that your life rocks, that you’ve got amazing stuff going on, that you have opportunities that other people don’t have. I mean, the very fact that you’re reading this on a computer means that you have a computer. That already puts you in like, the top five percent of all humans on earth. You get that? You have an amazing life.
But, I guarantee you, the drunk monkey in your head doesn’t say you have an amazing life. It says, “Well, you’ll have an amazing life once you do this, and once you do that, and once you have this, and once you have that”. Have you ever noticed that no matter how much you accomplish you wake up the next morning and the drunk monkey has pinned a new list of demands on you forehead of things that you have to accomplish now in order to be good? You want to get in an optimal state? Practice gratitude daily. Just be grateful and as you are being grateful it will make you optimistic. And as you are being optimistic, you’ll be optimal.