Tony Robbins says that fear and anger are the two things that stop us all from moving forward to our bliss.
Joseph Campbell tell us to follow our bliss.
Mark Januszewski says the successful person SIMPLY does the things the unsuccessful person makes a conscious decision not to do.
Emmet Fox tells us we think something is too good to be true; but trouble never surprises us. We regret it, but we do not think it is to bad to be true.
How true and profound is that, Emmet Fox rocks that shit!!!! If I am successful in combining that and Joseph Campbell mixed with a little Haanel and The Master Key System and I’m good to go!!!
Ya so no wonder fear and anger stop us, we always believe that the bad is true. You’ve said it, I’ve said it, everyone has said it. It’s not a common saying for nothing. We never fail to believe “It’s to good to be true” and always believe that it’s not to bad to be true. So sad. When you hear bad news you don’t say “Oh that to bad to be true” right THINK about it….
No wonder we can’t follow our bliss, so much is in the way.
We must make a conscious decision to do the things that successful people do. We must control our thoughts.
The creator gave us control of only 1 thing!!! Think about it. There is only one thing we really have control over. Our thoughts. Don’t you think it’s pretty important if it’s the ONLY thing you really have control of. Duh if you don’t.
So the Seven Day Mental Diet goes on because I am determined to have control of my thoughts (most of the time anyway). Yesterday I found myself rehearsing a grudge in my head, this was old and I will NEVER see or speak to this person again and yet I am rehearsing some inane, fake conversation in my head on how I am going to tell this person off. HA! How ridiculous. So I stop myself and change my thoughts to the things that I want in my life. Like our upcoming visit from my daughter Jackie and Derek’s (Mark’s son) kids, our grandchildren. Dylan, Ali and Zoe. YEAH!!!!! So excited!!!!
There are so many things that I want in my life that it’s easy to change my mind and think of those instead. Mark always says it takes only 1/1 billionth of a volt to change my mind. Easy!
Then why is it so difficult to stay positive. I found out it’s practice, it’s habit. Just like the body if you work it it will get better. The mind is the same way, it’s just the most people don’t want to do the work.. make a conscious decision to do the work.
Well I’m doing it. Yesterday you would not have known that, we have the big G090Grow Launch today, plus a bout with PMS AND a couple of business partners that are not doing what they are supposed to do. That is a recipe for Davene to go off Lynn style and sadly I did. Ah well progress not perfection. Everyday and in every way I’m getting better and better.
Mahalo and Aloha from Kauai,
Simply said- you are my hero! I love your blog. I laughed, I cried, I’m loving the information/inspiration and real life point of view! I know day by day I am getting better and better in every way, I’m just about ready to try my 7 Day Mental Diet again. Graduating with my Masters Saturday, sounds like a fun day to start. PS…I have learned more from you and Mark than my many years in grad school- Mahalo!
Controlling my thoughts is a day in and day out adventure. I wonder if it ever becomes so second nature we don’t have to think about it anymore?? Sometimes it’s a struggle, but I’m always trying for the positive thoughts…..