I read this Einstein quote from "7 habits of highly effective people" and agree. Sometimes our way of thinking can prove problematic in our lives yet most people choose to identify with the problematic ideology and even go as far as calling it their personality. A paradigm shift is required in order to course correct towards the solution. #lifelessons
Currently reading Richard Dawkins "The Selfish Gene"
At first glance I was tempted to ignore this quote as mere nerdy talk, but something true about this quote caught my attention and I'm happy I did not. Let me explain.
There are 2 ways to learn:
1: From our mistakes/experiences
2: From other people's mistakes/experiences
We do not have to do 1000 experiments like Edison to know what is needed to make a light bulb, we just need to research how to make a light bulb. To elaborate futher, doctors do not have to experience diseases for themselves to know how to treat or perform surgery, they just have to study books on it.
My point is ALL things of interest can be studied. Being willing to study and research what you do not know WILL save you years and energy.
Why do so many people leave their life to chances by wanting to learn from their own experiences? The problem with that is that we experience too many things to connect the dot, and if per chance we can connect the dots we are not certain of the outcomes.
Most people think they know all they need to know and thus refuse to dig deeper and I feel this is the true problem I see deterring people from using any resource for learning. We think we know enough and therefore leave the rest to trial and error until we learn from our experiences if we learn anything at all.
Read books on your problems to find out what you are doing wrong so you don't waste any more time on trial and errors. In this age of the Internet ignorance is a choice.
This one hits home on so many different levels I'm not going to go indepth on it. But just think what our relationships, our business, our entire lives would be like if we learn to push past the mental sensation and feeling we call fear.
False Evidence Appearing Real.
I commit this very day into God's hands. "I AM THAT I AM"
We spend too much time asking "but what if..." for things we can't predict. We should choose to have faith in God and follow our dreams
The Serenity Prayer "God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference."
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IF YOU THINK IN POSITIVE TERMS YOU WILL GET POSITIVE RESULTS, IF YOU THINK IN NEGATIVE TERMS YOU WILL GET NEGATIVE RESULTS.
This is so simple that you can trace every ounce of your life to it.
WE BECOME WHAT WE THINK ABOUT.
Currently read a short book by Earl Nightingale called 'the Strangest Secret' and its focus is on owning our thoughts. "A man's life is what his thought will make of it" - Marcus Aurelius
Internalize this for a moment and think back to every success story we've experienced. We began thinking of what we could be, then we set out seeking opportunities WITHOUT knowing the FULL DETAILS and the TRIBULATIONS we would have to endure.
And yet we PERSEVERED until we GAINED SUCCESS.
We persevered because it was what we saw ourselves doing in out THOUGHTS and the more we thought about it the MORE OPPORTUNITIES we encountered and took advantage of, and learnt more about it, Through tribulations we gained experience and character which ultimately lead to our success.
The intensity of your thinking leads to increased focus.
This power to FOCUS OUR THINKING leads to us having FAITH/BELIEVING WE CAN ACCOMPLISH anything we DEDICATE OUR MINDS TO.
We've all probably heard different parable of sowing and reaping.
Our minds can be likened to fertile soil. If you sow grains and also weeds, both will grow in abundance, but the weeds will make it hard to solely reap the grains.
2 Corinthians 9:6 "The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully"
That being said make a commitment to yourself to think solely and intensely about your goals.
Do not spend time thinking of irrelevant things not aligned with your goals.
Do not spend time doubting yourself.
Do not let people plant weeds of doubt in your mind either.
THINK SOLELY, FREQUENTLY AND INTENSELY ON YOUR GOALS.
Write them down so they are constant.
Talk about them so people can ask you questions you might not have thought to ask.
Meditate on them so they CONSUME YOUR THINKING.
WE ULTIMATELY BECOME WHAT WE THINK ABOUT
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. 👑 🙏 💕
Do not be afraid to Ask, Seek, Knock.
Be your personal town crier.
A lot of people never achieve anything quickly or significant because they strive in silence.
They do not ask for help.
They do not share their true thoughts, feelings, dreams, and aspirations with the world.
They are trying to be “appropriate,” “realistic,” “level-headed.” They are scared to talk about anything they haven’t planned meticulously for.
If you’re not talking about your ambitions, no mentors will show up in your life.
If no one has called you crazy or stupid or too ambitious lately, dream bigger and share your ambitions with others.
It will reveal who your real friends are, repel boring people, and attract change makers and a more energized community into your life.
Yes, it will invite ridicule too,
but that's a better price to pay than a life of silence and small thinking.
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- Soy milk
- Fresh blueberry's .
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I was touched and almost in tears earlier today.
Had a conversation with a customers earlier and his story was moving, but what touched me is that we shared the same philosophy.
People take life for granted and refuse to embrace change. You think it's until you fill your wardrobe with Gucci or you garage with a Bentley then you'll be happy? We are easily impressed and stuck on keeping up with the Joneses that we forget the meaning of basic humanity.
Our society is so self absorbed in our egos that we have blinders on to those that admire us, yet become outraged with those who don't respect and acknowledge our ego's inflated sense of self worth.
Possessions don't make you happy, love for others do.
Rather than find joy in every day life you think your happiness is in acquiring possessions you suffer months for just to purchase? Learn to find joy in the littlest thing (like breathing) they are free and in abundance, and guarantees a lifetime of happiness.
We also talked about suffering.
Pain is inevitable, but the suffering is optional. Suffering comes from you resisting what's going on in your life rather than accepting change. "Quit struggling to stand still". If you lose you right hand right now it would probably devastate you and you'll believe life is not worth living anymore, but google "Nick Vujicic" an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with phocomelia, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of legs and arms, and one of the happiest people alive despite his condition.
And that guided us to conclude our conversation on the difficulties of change without the right mindset.
The only person limiting you is you.
Your thoughts, your habits, your vision, all has to be changed if you do not like where your life is.
You cannot keep doing the same thing over and over and expect a different result. Change is sometimes painful yes, but that's only because youve kept up with the Kardashians so long you now believe reality comes in 1080p.
And then he blessed me with this truth revealing quote... "People won't change until the pain to stay the same is stronger that the pain to change"
Sounds simple enough because we logically understand this, but until you dig deep and understand this on an emotional level you are merely existing.
You have to CHOSE to put in work in being the best version of yourself to really enjoy life, and there lies the problem, YOU HAVE TO CHOSE.
All organisms, plants, and animals max out their resources to their advantage and live their true potential because they aren't given the freewill to chose except man.
Ever so intelligent man, choses to wishes for no problems, no stress, mentally keeps chasing the path of least resistance and calls it living life.
We've all heard the saying and accept that everything happens for a reason, but what reason do you give for the challenges, events, and circumstances (CEC) you face?
It's easy to point an obvious finger of blame to a culprit and say "It's your fault this happened to me", but what next?
When we blame others for our CEC we are giving away our power of control over our lives.
We are leaving it up to them to find a solution for our CEC because they caused the CEC and made us the victims.
We are leaving the responsibility of finding the best solution for ourselves in the hands of someone who more than likely doesn't have our best interests.
They can literally pick the least inconveniencing solution for themselves rather than the best solution for us.
This also applies to self victimization like when our plans don't fall through, or when we have obstacles to our goals and we give up.
We make ourselves victims of our CEC and give up our power by taking the least inconveniencing solution 'giving up' rather than the best solution for ourselves 'finding an empowering reason to succeed'. The keyword to both is "VICTIM". Self identifying as a victim robs us of our power to chose an empowering reason to succeed despite our CEC.
It robs us of our power to convert the disappointment of out CEC into a blessing.
It mentally fills our minds with "why me Lord? why me?" questions and quick fixes rather than empowering questions like "what's to be learned from this? how can I use this to my advantage", and long lasting, concrete, and profitable solutions.
It robs us of our will power and subsequently blinds us from seeing the positive way.
The path lies in a ever vigilant positive mindset.
Every disappointment is a blessing in disguise.
Empower yourself to look beneath the mask.
Please read and reread that slowly until it hits you with clarity, even go back and screenshot it.
I take an excerpt from "The Miracle Morning" book by Hal Elrod because I experienced this realization the exact same way
It hit me! It was like a tidal wave of reality that came crashing down, and I became present to the fact that I had not been developing myself into the person I needed to be to attract, create, and sustain the level of success that I wanted.
On a scale of one to ten, I wanted Level 10 success, but my level of personal development was at about a 2—maybe a 3 or a 4 on a good day.
I realized this is the problem for all of us.
We all want Level 10 success, in every area of our lives—health, happiness, finances, relationships, career, spirituality, you name it—but if our levels of personal development (knowledge, experience, mindset, beliefs, etc.) in any given area are not at a Level 10, then life is always going to be a struggle.
Our outer world will always be a reflection of our inner world.
Our level of success is always going to parallel our level of personal development.
Until we dedicate time each day to developing ourselves into the person we need to be to create the life we want, success is always going to be a struggle to attain.