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HuffPost Garbage Bag: Learn how to be more like Mike Tyson

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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In which we look at examples how HuffPost will publish anything and everything, including garbage. 

Our debut example comes from their HuffPost GPS for the Soul section, which teaches you how to relax and stop being so goddamn stressed out all the time. Perfect for ambitious Washingtonians.

Today we learn how to create our own powerful reality. Who better to show us how to do that than Mike Tyson? The former heavyweight champion of the world once bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield‘s ear. As of late, he’s been discussing his addictions to anyone who’ll listen.

The whole idea of the story is that we can’t make New Year’s resolutions and expect that it’ll work. We have to “break the mold.” Do something different, writes Jan Bruce: “Start acting like the person you want to be.”

So maybe Nelson Mandela, Ghandi, Dalai Lama or even Mother Theresa. Those are great suggestions. But no, not in this story. So how about Tyson? The author explains that he “comes to the realization that living a sober and authentic life isn’t just about ‘not’ doing a thing, but being someone different.”

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My favorite graph, however, concerns potato chips and goddesses.

“Consider this example: Say I want to stop eating potato chips (and I love chips). I don’t say “I must not ever eat a chip again.” I say to myself, “I am a goddess, and goddesses don’t eat chips.” If I know who I am and what I do, then I know what I don’t do. I can make that change (and have).”

OK, what the hell, let’s try this: ‘I am a goddess, and goddesses don’t employ embarrassing mantras about potato chips or try out the personal life skills of Mike Tyson.’

Ahh…feeling better already.