Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Know Thyself

What I'm going to do today is, right off, share the note information that I took down while watching Bob Proctor discuss on a video thoughts from his book, "The Science of Getting Rich".  Look over the highlighted information and then take a look at my comments afterwards. THEN be sure to ask yourself, "What does this mean for me - RIGHT NOW - in my life?"
"Know Thyself"
If you're going to change your life, you must change yourself.
In order to change yourself, you have to know WHO YOU ARE!
We are SPIRITUAL beings in a PHYSICAL body that has been given an INTELLECT with
EMOTIONS that are determined on how we use our INTELLECT!
So, what does all of this mean and what does it mean for YOU today?
Most of us - especially at the start of a new year - have goals and plans to make IMPROVEMENTS in our lives, right? And, most of the time (if not ALL of the time) these improvements are directed toward ourselves. In other words, we want to improve ourselves!
Now, I'm not going to go into a lot of detail on this but, in order to "make changes" or "improve" areas in our lives we must know WHAT it is that we wish to change. Make sense?
To say, "I want to improve myself in the coming year" is too generic and it is something that cannot be gauged as far as success or progress. However, if we take the time to get SPECIFIC about what things we desire to change about ourselves then we have a way to track or gauge our progress and success along the way.
Maybe it's doing better about being on time or maybe it's listening to others more and interrupting less. I don't know and you won't know unless you make a list of what it is you want to change.
And friend, guess what? You cannot do so unless you know who you are! Now, honestly, this process may actually help you discover that along the way.
This is not a "beat myself up" session, o.k.? But, if you are serious about making some changes in your life you MUST define what it is that you wish to change and/or improve before you can do so.
"Oh, it's too late! You can't teach an old dog new tricks!" Well, for one, you're not a dog and, secondly, IT IS NEVER TOO LATE!
As Bob Proctor says, you have INFINITE potential! In other words, the possibilities are unlimited for you in your life! But you have to really want or desire to do what is necessary to make these changes or improvements in your life.
But, you CAN do it!
Did you notice what Mr. Proctor said about our emotions and our intellect? We all have emotions and our emotions are - can be/should be - controlled by our "intellect" or our minds or mindset!
When we act only on our emotions we make unwise choices and do unwise things that, many times, we regret.
We cannot think clearly when we are ruled by our emotions. (Don't read this the wrong way! Our emotions are a wonderful part of who we are but they were never intended to rule our life and our decisions.)
Bottom line, if you want to change your life, you must change yourself which can only take place when you begin to change (improve) your mind or mindset.
That's why, again, I always start off my podcasts with the phrase, "Your greatest education takes place on the campus of your mind."
So what?
So what will you do now? You can continue to talk about change or you can begin the process by getting to know you. And this could be one of the most meaningful and important journeys that you've ever experienced in your whole lifetime.
Until next time, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

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