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Discover The Divine Truth – Failing

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

<meta content=" 2.2 (Win32)" name="GENERATOR" /><meta content="20060430;18434200" name="CREATED" /><meta content="Tino Hartung" name="CHANGEDBY" /><meta content="20070802;18464200" name="CHANGED" /><br /> <style type="text/css"> <!-- @page { size: 21cm 29.7cm; margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } --> </style> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"><font face="Georgia, serif">Failing itself is just another perspective and if anyone tells you, you failed in any matter they can only tell you so from their perspective but never from your own. It does not matter how it looks to others, all it matters is how it looks to <em>you</em>. </font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"><font face="Georgia, serif">The only time you truly failed is when you believe the perspective of others. That moment you deny your own perspective which is based on what your soul truly aspires. </font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"><font face="Georgia, serif">If you do not let other people tell you what perspective to have and therefore let other people try to make something out of you that you are not but instead you stay true to your own perspective and yourself, you are truly free. You can then do WHATEVER you want. Whatever you <span style="font-style: normal">truly</span> want to do. </font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"><font face="Georgia, serif">It is your life and if loosing in your perspective is a failure it is. If not it is not. But do not let other people tell you what perspective to have. Make up your own. </font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"><font face="Georgia, serif">The truth is that you are free, completely free to choose your perspective and to choose what you believe or if you want to believe anyone or anything else than what your heart and soul tells you. Your soul never lies, it cannot. </font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"><font face="Georgia, serif">There’s a famous saying:”Why do we fall? To learn to get up again.” The Answer to that question is perspective as well and you, and you only, are the one who chooses your own answer to that question. </font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"><font face="Georgia, serif">Even time is perspective and it is relative and really only part of your mind. Einstein once said something like the following about time. </font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"><font face="Georgia, serif">Time runs way to fast when you sit with your girlfriend on the beach enjoying the sunset. 1 hour feels like 5 minutes. However when you sit alone at the train station waiting for your train, 5 Minutes easily feel like 1 hour. </font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%">—–</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%">From <a href="">DiscoverTheDivineTruth</a></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%">—– </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 145%"><!--4f40369497fdf5fc4a2ac32c86a40f60--></p> <p><!--f3eef5018f0a1e9923354277c5001f7b--></p> </div> <p class="postmetadata">Posted in <a href="" title="View all posts in Quotes" rel="category tag">Quotes</a>, <a href="" title="View all posts in Uncategorized" rel="category tag">Uncategorized</a> | <a href="" title="Comment on Discover The Divine Truth – Failing">No Comments »</a></p> </div> <div class="post"> <h3 id="post-64"><a href="" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to Secrets to Success – Number 6 – Decision Making">Secrets to Success – Number 6 – Decision Making</a></h3> <small>Sunday, December 21st, 2008</small> <div class="entry"> <p>Today we will learn about “How To Make Better Decisions” By: Dr. Stephen Kraus</p> <p>1. Don’t weigh “extreme outcomes” too heavily in your decisions</p> <p>We often exaggerate how likely “extreme outcomes” are because we frequently see vivid examples of them in the media. Extreme outcomes generate many news headlines, regardless of whether those outcomes are good (winning the lottery) or bad (a horrible death from dramatic causes like earthquakes, tornados, and terrorism). The more something is on the news, the more likely it seems. Winning the lottery seems more likely than it is because we see TV interviews with winners, but never with losers. Dying in a natural disaster or airplane crash seems more likely than it is because those events make headlines. Dying in a car crash or a swimming pool (falsely) seem much less likely than they are because they don’t generate headlines.</p> <p>Bottom-line: For making better decisions, don’t assume that extreme outcomes are as likely as they first seem.</p> <p>Example: Suppose you are considering whether or not to start a business. As you weigh the pros and cons, avoid placing too much psychological weight on extremely positive outcomes(your company goes public right away, making you an instant zillionaire) or extremely negative ones (you bankrupt yourself and create an Enron-like disaster). “Middle ground” options at both ends are much more likely.</p> <p>2. Consider failure as well as success</p> <p>For the most part, we think about success. We make plans for success. Our plans may not be great, and we may typically take insufficient action to get what we truly want, but for the most part, we are mentally focused on success. In fact, setting “approach” goals that focus on what we want to achieve is a key goal-setting principle – fortunately, as I review in my book, over 80% of goals are “approach” goals rather than “avoidance” goals.</p> <p>This relatively single-minded focus on success has many psychological consequences – some good and some bad. Research has shown that just thinking about an outcome makes it seem more likely, because we then think about all the ways that it might happen. As a result, we plan for success, and typically make life decisions expecting success. Unfortunately, in life, failure is an all-too-common occurrence. Divorce is just as common as staying married. Losing weight is great, but it’s much less common than trying-and-failing to lose weight. Living paycheck-to-paycheck and wrestling with credit card debt is more common than great wealth. The list goes on.</p> <p>Bottom-line: For making better decisions, consider possible negative outcomes in addition to positive ones, even if they don’t seem likely at first.</p> <p>Example: Me. I’m a positive guy. Usually that works for me. But not always. When I recently launched a joint venture with a colleague, I knew I would work hard, and I expected success. But I didn’t consider that my partner not work hard and quickly quit, wasting a great deal of my time. I assumed success, so I didn’t see the early warning signs of failure. Had I considered that possible negative outcome from the start, I would have managed my time and that partnership much differently.</p> <p>3. Get input from others</p> <p>The “planning fallacy” is the tendency of people to vastly underestimate how long certain activities will take. Again, we expect success, we expect things to go well, and we expect things will come our way quickly and easily. But those around us are often better able to make judgments about how likely certain outcomes are, and how quickly/easily we can achieve them.</p> <p>Bottom-line: For making better decisions, have a friend or family member review your assessment of how likely outcomes are, and how happy they would make you.</p> <p>4. Beware “happily-ever-after” thinking</p> <p>Strange-but-true: people aren’t always good at predicting what will make them happy. “Happily-ever-after” thinking is the belief that accomplishing goal X will lead to massive, lasting happiness. It’s common, and almost always an illusion.</p> <p>Bottom-line: Learn to understand the true sources of your happiness. More often than not, happiness comes from making progress toward valued goals. It may seem odd, but actually accomplishing goals often leads to a psychological let-down and a feeling of “Is that all?”</p> <p>Example: Virtually everyone. From time to time, virtually everyone falls into the trap of thinking “My life would be perfect if only I _____” (fill in the blank: meet my soulmate, get rich, get that promotion, etc.). Instead, remember the truth in the old saying: “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” (Ursula LeGuin)</p> <p>5. Get over the “fear of success”</p> <p>I’ve always felt this notion was over-rated. People talk themselves into not taking action because “If I do, then one great thing after another will happen, and soon I’ll be a great success, and I just can’t handle that.” Uh, right. First, these folks are greatly over-estimating how likely success is (and how easily it will come), as well as underestimating how happy it will make them. Does this “fear” hold some people back? Yes. Should it? No. They should get over it, take action, and recognize that the much more likely “moderate” successes they will experience will make them happier than being paralyzed by fear. </p> <p><!--36d745f2b27aa314d6e827fc76b3b98c--></p> </div> <p class="postmetadata">Posted in <a href="" title="View all posts in Articles" rel="category tag">Articles</a>, <a href="" title="View all posts in Uncategorized" rel="category tag">Uncategorized</a> | <a href="" title="Comment on Secrets to Success – Number 6 – Decision Making">No Comments »</a></p> </div> <div class="post"> <h3 id="post-58"><a href="" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to Perspective">Perspective</a></h3> <small>Monday, December 15th, 2008</small> <div class="entry"> <p>Today I want to tell you something I discovered twice already.</p> <p>You see, since I discovered the information in the Formula, my life has changed tremendously.</p> <p>How so?</p> <p>Well, I have achieved things that are simply amazing, I am living a life that is about 100 times better than the one I was living 2 or 3 years ago.</p> <p>We are all experts at the Law of Attraction, please do understand that, we all attract EVERYTHING into our lives.</p> <p>The problem lies on what is it that we attract, do we attract the good things we wish for and desire, or, do we attract the problems and real-life nightmares that we suddenly go through.</p> <p>The answer is – we attract all of it, there is nothing that happens to us that we do not attract, and we attract it all by our mind.</p> <p>Our mind (our subconscious) does this for us, and most of the time it is doing it on autopilot, it does not even consult with us if we really want what it is attracting.</p> <p>The mind will attract things with full force, it doesn’t matter if they are good for and or bad for us, the mind cannot tell the difference, it just knows that it must attract the things that we (or it) believes to be the truth.</p> <p>And what is the truth?<br /> The truth is everything that it has stored in memory (the subconscious can remember things that we consciously cannot) that has been repeated over and over again.</p> <p>Examples, remember the last time someone offended you or made you mad with anger?<br /> You do?<br /> Well, you just reinforced upon your mind that thought by the simple fact of remembering it, so it just added 1 more count to the score of “feeling offended” or “feeling mad with anger” or any other negative classification that it wants – again, this is not in our control.</p> <p>So what happens with that thought?<br /> Every time you remember something and every time that you imagine something – to your mind it is as if you are living the exact same situation again, it does not know your are remembering or imagining, so it counts it as 1 more incident.</p> <p>What’s with all the counting?<br /> Your minds job is to count everything, and when something repeats many times over it becomes a belief.</p> <p>So how does it all tie together?<br /> Your mind must prove that what it believes is true, so it will attract it to you.</p> <p>Example:<br /> You just remembered that time when you got mad (if you “think about it” again now you add 1 more incident, this is how “bad” it can be), so the mind added that incident to the count of negative situations of that kind.<br /> If the mind counts too many of those, it makes a belief about those situations, in general terms it will have to do with a generalization of some sort that will state something like:</p> <p>“all women are bad”<br /> Or<br /> “all men are the same”<br /> Or<br /> “you have to work hard to make a living”</p> <p>It doesn’t matter what the belief is, it has become a truth to your mind.</p> <p>So what happens next?</p> <p>Lets stick to “you have to work hard to make a living”, to our conscious it might mean that we need to work hard to earn some good money.</p> <p>To the subconscious it might mean “If I want to live, I have to work hard”, or, “there is no way I can make m.oney if I do not work hard”- harsh uh?</p> <p>You must realize the power of this “beliefs” or “truths” – it means that you have been sentenced to work hard in order to either live or make m.oney.</p> <p>Your mind then sets itself into that course, and it will not be moved or swayed from it, which means that no matter what you consciously try to do, your mind will always make sure that you have to work hard to get by.</p> <p>And if that wasn’t enough, your mind has no clue of what “work hard” means, untill you tell it!<br /> But you have to tell it while you are doing it so it can understand the level of work that is required (or the exact activity) for it to be called “hard work”.</p> <p>So what happens if you never reach that state of “hard work”?<br /> Or if you don’t sustain that “hard work” every single minute of every single day?</p> <p>Your mind can suddenly say:</p> <p>No “hard work” = “no living”<br /> Or<br /> No “hard work” = “no m.oney”</p> <p>And it will make sure to attract it to you!</p> <p>It will not ask you, it will even go as far as go against you if you say something like:</p> <p>“Honey, I am going to ask my boss for a raise” or “I am going to win the lotto”</p> <p>Your mind will see it as you trying to break the rules, as you trying to go against what the truth is as it is perceived by it.</p> <p>And it will make sure to punish you for it, you are after all, a rebel who is trying to prove it wrong.</p> <p>And your mind hates that!</p> <p>So what do I do now?<br /> What you could do is spend the next 30 or 40 years of your life researching all the great philosophers and learning every single thing they wrote, then understanding what is behind it.<br /> Then researching and reading every single book on the mind and the law of attraction, trying to catch the bits of wisdom in each one of them.</p> <p>Discussing with other great minds every single aspect of those things and researching more and learning more and doing more….</p> <p>Until you reach the point of “enlightment” where you discover the secret on how to make things happen for you the way you want.</p> <p>OR</p> <p>You could just take the easy road and use what others have discovered in order to make things work for you.</p> <p>I find the second solution to be more productive, don’t you?</p> <p>I much rather spend my next 30 or 40 years wealthy and happy, rather that in “research” , don’t you agree?</p> <p>Good, now that we agree you will agree with me that by not taking action towards getting the information is the same thing as “doing the research” all by your own.</p> <p>Taking action is very important, and it will allow you to live your life the way you decide, it will make the changes that you require in your life in order for you to be happy and have real wealth.</p> <p>You must act right now because you need the change, you must take control of your life and your destiny.</p> <p>I hope that what I have talked about helps you reach that point in your life where you are living in bliss, where all good things come to you effortlessly.</p> <p>You are a success</p> <p>Thank you for taking the time to read this post<br /> Nathan</p> <p>The secret behind the secret</p> <p></p> <p><!--a2db1006b86e21d2bf04da7074932287--></p> </div> <p class="postmetadata">Posted in <a href="" title="View all posts in Articles" rel="category tag">Articles</a>, <a href="" title="View all posts in Uncategorized" rel="category tag">Uncategorized</a> | <a href="" title="Comment on Perspective">No Comments »</a></p> </div> <div class="post"> <h3 id="post-55"><a href="" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to Secrets to Success – Number 5 – The Law of Belief">Secrets to Success – Number 5 – The Law of Belief</a></h3> <small>Friday, December 5th, 2008</small> <div class="entry"> <p>Perhaps the most powerful single factor in your financial success is your beliefs about yourself and money. We call this the Law of Belief. It says simply this: Whatever you believe, with feeling, becomes your reality.</p> <p>What Successful People Believe</p> <p>Whatever you intensely believe becomes your reality. That we have a tendency to block out any information coming in to us that is inconsistent with our reality. What we’ve discovered is that successful people absolutely believe that they have the ability to succeed. And they will not entertain, think about, or talk about the possibilities that they’ll fail. They do not even consider the possibility of failure.</p> <p>Positive Thinking Versus Positive Knowing</p> <p>You always act in a matter consistent with your beliefs. The most important belief system you can build is a prosperity consciousness where you absolutely believe that you are going achieve your financial goals. We call this positive knowing versus positive thinking. Positive thinking can sometimes be wishing or hoping. But positive knowing is when you absolutely know that no matter what, you will be successful.</p> <p>The Foundation of Willpower</p> <p>Another principle related to your beliefs is willpower. We know that willpower is essential to any success. Willpower is based on confidence. It’s based on conviction. It’s based on faith. It’s based on your belief in your ability to triumph over all obstacles. And you can develop willpower by persistence, by working on your goals, by reading the biographies of successful people, by listening to audio programs, by reading books about people who’ve achieved success. The more information you take into your mind consistent with success, the more likely it is that you will develop the willpower to push you through the obstacles and difficulties you will experience.</p> <p>Beat the Odds on Success</p> <p>Remember that success is rare. Only one person in one hundred becomes wealthy in the course of a lifetime. Only five percent achieve financial independence. That means that the odds against you are 19-to-1. The only way that you’re going to achieve your financial goals is if you get really serious. To succeed, you must get serious. You must get busy. You must get active. You must get going. Remember, everything counts.</p> <p>Resolve to Achieve Greatly</p> <p>Self-mastery, self-control, self-discipline are essential for anyone who wants to achieve greatly. And control over your thoughts is the hardest exercise in self-mastery that you will ever engage in. See if you can talk and think about only what you desire and not talk or think about anything that you don’t want for 24 hours. Then you’ll see what you’re really made of. It’s a hard thing to do but with practice, you can reach the point where you are thinking about your goals and desires most of the time. Then, your whole life will change for the better.</p> <p>Action Exercises</p> <p>Here are two things you can do to build a belief system consistent with the financial success you desire:</p> <p>First, continually repeat to yourself the words, pictures and thoughts consistent with your dreams and goals. Whatever you repeat often enough, over and over, becomes a new belief.</p> <p>Second, set a goal for yourself to think and talk only about the things that you want for the next 24 hours. This will be one of the hardest things you ever do. But if you can keep your mind on what you want and off of what you don’t want for 24 hours, you can begin to change your entire future.</p> <p>by Brian Tracy</p> <p>——</p> <p>This topic is also cover in <a href="">DiscoverTheDivineTruth</a></p> <p>—— </p> <p><!--006b71252c7494579ea152f1121a7f3d--></p> </div> <p class="postmetadata">Posted in <a href="" title="View all posts in Articles" rel="category tag">Articles</a>, <a href="" title="View all posts in Uncategorized" rel="category tag">Uncategorized</a> | <a href="" title="Comment on Secrets to Success – Number 5 – The Law of Belief">No Comments »</a></p> </div> <div class="navigation"> <div class="alignleft"></div> <div class="alignright"></div> </div> </div> <div id="sidebar"> <ul> <li> <form method="get" id="searchform" action=""> <div><input type="text" value="" name="s" id="s" /> <input type="submit" id="searchsubmit" value="Search" /> </div> </form> </li> <!-- Author information is disabled per default. 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