Life Training is a Mere Thought Acted Upon in Pursuit of Success by Gary Eby
One thing is for certain, the cold hard truth is... we live in a world filled with constant change so better know Your Worth. It is inevitable and beyond our mortal comprehension. This is our Life Course!
Picture this out In just a turn of the century; we've gone from the teepee of the American Indian to the Empire State Building," "Why can't I lose weight. We've gone from Kitty Hawk to Mars! We've gone to the moon and back again. We've gone from sending smoke signals to the World Wide Web and bouncing video off satellites,5815 Ugg Classic Tall Black Boots! While on the topic of change! Let me add more to this brew of infinite wisdom, "The law of change is an immutable law". Tomorrow will bring change! Count on it. It is the Life Course.
Those people who use hindsight and refuse to believe and adapt to this will suffer the consequences. It's their own Life Business!
Take for example the technological prowess of the Greek fire, in medieval times an inventor profoundly cracked the code of this phenomenal piece of technology and harnessed it into a weapon of notable power. He presented it to his military leader of who was hell bent on conquering Constantinople to utilize in his forthcoming quest. But alas he rejected the prospect of investing on such a marvel. So faced with the predicament of trying to sell his invention and recoup his loses and a much needed reprieve for his troubles and investment, he opted to pitch it to Constantine. Seeing the potential of such a profound concoction he took advantage of the opportunity and utilized it to the fullest extent. When the onslaught began the misshapen army who besieged Constantinople was faced with a confounding array of a relentless barrage of Greek fire Napalm that burns endlessly and left the invading army riddled with the cinder of their ships burnt to the mast.
As the saying goes you can't teach old dogs new tricks, hence it's harder for more people to be receptive to change in environment, routines, lifestyle or personality. No one can Coach Life for them. When we are young our fragile minds can be molded. You'll be amazed at the following quotes from some of the brightest, most educated people in recent history.
In the Business Week Magazine in 1958, it was written ... "With over 50 foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn't likely to carve out a big slice of the U.S. market." Has that perception changed?
Marshal Ferdinand Foch in 1911, said this ... "Airplanes are interesting toys, but they have no military value."
An editorial in the Boston Post, 1865, said ..."Well informed people know it is impossible to transmit the voice over wires and that were it possible to do so, the thing would be of no practical value."
Erasmus Wilson, a Professor at Oxford University, in 1878, said ..."I think I may say without contradiction that when the Paris Exhibition closes, electric light will close with it, and no more will be heard of it."
A spokesman for Daimler Benz said, "There will never be a mass market for motor cars - about 1,000 in Europe - because that is the limit on the number of chauffeurs available!"
This was in the New York Times, 1939, "The average American family hasn't time for television."
Thomas Watson, the Chairman of IBM, 1949, said this ... "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
IBM said this to the founders of Xerox, 1959 ..."The world potential market for copying machines is 5000 at most."
These people refused to see change coming! But, you cannot make progress ... without going through a process. Change is not an event ... it is a process! Accept Change! This changes everything! This changes ones Life Course!
You cannot stay computer ignorant,Does that sound too easy! I still run into people who think a DISKETTE is a female disco dancer. They think that the INTERNET is where cafeteria workers put their hair! They think a MAC is Big Bubba's favorite fast food and MEGAHERTZ is how their head feels after 17 beers! I am serious! One woman I met still thinks a MOUSE PAD is Where Mickey and Minnie live! And ONLINE is where you're supposed stay when taking the field sobriety test! Listen up folks ... here's a big announcement ... it's the 21st century.
The most important aspect for life altering results isDiscipline. The most important point is quite simple ... change is not always easy! Regardless of your effort and profound enthusiasm if one key aspect for success is missing then you are not utilizing your full potential. Discipline is the key for successful people, corporation, and empires and is quite evident when it comes to military prowess. The steadfast might of the Roman Empire was due to their disciplined legions.
Change requires discipline! It's discipline ... not desire that determines your destiny!
For you to change, personal discipline will be required. It takes discipline to say No!" to your doubts when you're confronted with change.
If your desire is to grow personally and professionally, then you will have been willing to change. The proof of desire is in the pursuit itself. If you are not pursuing something ... there is no proof that you really desire or want it. The proof of your desire ... is in the pursuit of what you desire. Much courting a beautiful dame with youthful enthusiasm and reckless abandon to win her heart amidst the crowd of would be contenders.
If you really desire to change ... you must pursue it with all that is within you as Personal Mission! One of my favorite "Ebyisms" is "Change is a portal to success that can only be opened from the inside."
So... what is the first step? What will act as a catalyst to aid you to change? Change like so many other processes is modular. In other words, it is a gradual step-by-step process rather than an overnight success. In the world we live in most people have a "fast food" mentality. They want it RIGHT NOW! Real change is ongoing. But, the good news is there is a definite starting place! Work for your own Personal Good. Pace yourself and take it slowly but surely without over encumbrance otherwise your willpower and motivation will falter and ultimately you will end up where you started.
The process of change actually begins when you decide what you will allow into your mind for Personal Good. Your mind is the gateway of your new Life Course. It all actually starts by something as simple as changing your point of view. But how can you initiate such a journey? It's actually quite simple empty your pretensions and fill your cup with worthwhile knowledge! The old computer term "garbage in - garbage out" is a truism. Ancient scripture calls it renewing your mind. It's really just good old fashioned brain washing! Now I realize that term has developed a negative connotation... But look at it on a whole new perspective be on other end of the spectrum, start off by being optimistic and always look on the bright side to start your Personal Work on your new Life Course.
If you will constantly flood your mind with positive reinforcement ... renew it with affirmations that will condition your mind toward your desired change ... the journey has begun for another Life Course. You need to read or listen to every character building, motivational, educational book, CD, or DVD you can get your hands on.
Which is easier to memorize something with your mind or by heart? Metaphorically speaking of course, if you strongly believe on something with unparalleled conviction then you have taken it by heart. That comes about by meditating or consistently dwelling on what is being fed into your mind. You will live by it with the entire fiber of your being. When hindrances arise you will have something to fallback on, your beliefs and convictions! That's what the ancient text means when it says "as a man thinketh in his heart ,Do not trust them... so is he". Your thoughts will actually go way past the mental realm and into your inner man. Your actions are the manifestation of what is in your heart! Your very core being your persona.
So, it starts off with introspection. It progresses into the heart. And out of the abundance of the heart it will reverberate through your words and actions. What is inside of you will ultimately come out. As actions speak louder than words it is imminent, you cannot stop it. If you're filled with hatred and angst it will eventually come out. If you're filled with joy ... with positive attitudes your aura will reflect these traits It will flow out of your mouth. And as I have said earlier the tongue is a complex force.
So if you start to THINK the right things to happen for your Personal Good. ... You will begin to BELIEVE the right things ... you will begin to SAY the right things ... and you are destined for imminent change for the better. Your actions will line up with your thoughts, your beliefs, and your words! Change is all but a mere thought acted upon!