As the “crow flies”, from “A to B” or in a straight line. These are the quickest ways to get to your destination. The majority of people are unable to see the forest through the trees, although if they knew to climb upwards and scan the view from the canopy. The journeys end would be clear as day. Allow me to show you the way.
Breaking through the Mist of Confusion
If you’re anything like me, you will have consumed large volumes of text explaining the virtues of how to do this, that, and anything else that piques your interest. Although it’s beneficial to scan different ways to live, think and act out your life. What you have to do is take action immediately on the information you’ve absorbed and transform it into knowledge. Which means making mistakes along the way, and discovering what works for you and what doesn’t.
This is the formula that separates successful individuals from those that “aspire” to be. It’s all in the execution of the tasks that lead to your goals.
It’s having the focus of mind to “know” where you’re heading and not to let anything stand in your way. Although it seems simple when you read the words, I’ve discovered by listening to many people over the years, that they don’t “believe” in themselves.
And that my friend is the very first hurdle to overcome. The mist that blinds you from the truth.
Would you like me to explain a closely guarded secret about the “truth”?
I say secret because very few are aware of the nature of the beast. And to fully grasp the reality of it, you have to be able to open your mind to ways of thinking other than the habitual patterns you have so far developed. “Know the Truth, and it shall set you Free.”
The Truth – Straight Up!
There’s an old quote by a guy named Henry Ford: Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Many people read that sentence and think they fully understand the meaning. And I’m guessing you do too?
It’s easy to give it lip service but to find people who can internalise the meaning and conceive of the idea across the board is as rare as hen’s teeth.
What he’s implying is: Any meaning that you have made sense of is only “Your” truth. There is no such thing as “THE TRUTH”.
That my friend is the subjective nature of the beast. And it’s the “reason” you can put together a panel of ten experts in the same field of study, and they can debate differing perspectives. And to the observer, they all make “sense”.
(What I’m doing is showing you how to climb to the canopy, so stay close).
How to De-Clutter – And release the Burden
We make meaning of the world around us through the limited senses that are available to us. In essence, the things that we perceive as reality are restricted by the very same tools that allow us to see, hear, smell, touch, and taste. (and more)
Because of the social acceptance and agreement of these tools, we never think of anything else beyond this realm. And to fantasise and imagine other ways to live is most probably why films like X-men and the Avengers, etc. are so popular.
To put the idea in a nutshell: Our imagination only limits our ability to fantasise the world through our senses. Once we conceive of the concept and believe it, we can then set about bringing it into the “physical” world through taking action. “And there is no new-age magic here folks”. The story of “Attraction” (IMO) is an embellishment of how our minds help our bodies perform actions so we can “MAKE” things happen through our efforts/energy. (But that story isn’t as fascinating, and wouldn’t sell as many books or films).
Limiting Beliefs – Give them the Finger!
Almost everyone and his/her dog have heard that phrase bandied about, (not including the finger).
But have you ever really thought about it, and the repercussions of not knowing? Has anyone ever told you to stop being negative, and if they did, what was your response (or reaction). Nine times out of ten, the retort would be an altered behaviour conforming to said suggestion. (social norms)
A better way would be for you to make “your” own mind up and decide the strategy you would find, best suited to your life. The cliche “Mind your own business”, comes to mind. The picture I’m painting is of a magnificent ship (of your design) sailing the seas and exploring the world as YOU see fit, (within the boundaries of the law, “of course”). And whenever you come across someone else espousing their relation” ship”, you’ll know how to respond more effectively.
There is never “The Way”, only “Your Way“, so if you take anything from this post (are you thinking of Frank Sinatra). Find out what beliefs you have that limit the required actions you need to take, to make your dreams a reality. And change them.
The Straight Line Rollercoaster?
Straight-line management is a method in which you put the “Goal” in the forefront of your mind, and Go For It!
There will be plenty of obstacles on the way for you to push through (it’s called life), but you won’t notice them. All you have on your mind is the main objective (always). No-one and I “mean” no-one ever goes through life without facing problems of some sort. You’ll hear people around you moaning about this and that. But you, my friend, will accept that they have their ship to navigate. Yours is on a different trajectory.
Snippets of Wisdom
As you read through these posts on streamofmoney.com, you’ll discover a more simple way of life will present itself (eventually). Just make sure you keep reading them, and through persistence, the ideas will percolate and make much more sense.
“Most people are searching for the meaning of life, while a rare few make it up as they go along”.
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