I often get asked why I watch Gary Vee videos or interviews on shows such as Impact Theory and Chase Jarvis' Creative Live. The usual reason for someone questioning me is that what I'm listening to is all the same thing. Things I already know, they'll point out.
When I graduated college, I lost over 22 pounds within a year. It was not 22 pounds of extra weight I needed to shed. I just simply went from living 18 years under my mom's room and then most of the next five years under the university's. Both setups had unlimited food at my fingertips whenever I wanted. Once it was time for me to prepare and setup food, I didn't know what to do.
There was a funny thing I did during these dark times. I would imagine the archtypical starving artist, and i would imagine how long they might go without food. And I would picture myself as one of them. And I'd tell myself that I didn't need food. It was a very unproductive strategy for me.
It used to make me a little self conscious when I was reading, watching, or listening to the same thing and someone pointed it out. Nowadays it doesn't at all. Nowadays I realize where such criticism comes from. It comes from someone who has yet to learn that ideas and mindset are like food. They never run out so long as the environment is healthy, and it needs to be a regular part of your life.