Health & Medical Self-Improvement

Why Your Life May Not Be As Successful and Fulfilling As You Always Imagined

Where It Starts Are you really doing what you want to do with you life? Or do you find that you're merely stuck in the status quo, living a harried and rather humdrum life even though you're "doing your best?" Ever wondered why this could be so? I have.
It starts with our choices.
Choices we make early on in our lives, which put us on a certain path.
And that path leads us on to making yet more choices.
But the choices we make are directed by our beliefs and values.
And these we acquire early on in life, and in most cases take them with us throughout our lives.
And our beliefs and values are subject to our conditioning.
And so, it is our conditioning which has a tremendous effect on the outcome of our life.
We get conditioned to see the world through the eyes of our parents and our teachers.
And this becomes our "reality.
" This is only natural.
But as you mature and grow older, if you don't question and re-evaluate some of those beliefs, you run the risk of having your life end up very different to what you dreamed it would be when you were younger.
And as you know, there is no turning the clock back to change the past.
But you CAN change your future, by changing the choices you make from today onwards.
And this begins with opening you mind to new points of view and possibilities.
By "re-conditioning.
" A Study of Successful People In his classic book, Think and Grow Rich (which I highly recommend), Napoleon Hill builds a case for this point...
Whatever the mind of man can Conceive, and Believe, it can Achieve.
It sounds like a subjective opinion, yet he meant it as an objective truth.
I believe he is stating something very significant.
After all, he said this after having studied the lives of thousands of successful men and women to find out what made them so.
Hill also stated that one of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average person's familiarity with the word "impossible.
" Most people know all the things which cannot be done; all the rules which will not work.
And they never bother to find out why something could be done, or what they could achieve with their lives.
"Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
" -- Dr.
Willis R.
Whitney
The Minds of the Wealthy A rich man was once asked, "What advice would you give to the average person?" He said, "Don't be average.
" So, make up your mind right now that you are not going to be one of those people.
That you are not going to be average.
The average person is average in their thinking.
They have never challenged the validity of the assumptions and beliefs that were initially put into their heads.
You may have heard the Proverb, "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
" So, be careful how you "thinketh," and what ideas you buy into.
And don't undermine yourself.
Does it really make rational sense that someone else can be born a weak, helpless infant, yet grow up to be happy, wealthy, and fulfilled, yet you cannot? If you think so, then I ask you, "Why?" (And remember, you need to give a rational answer, not some regurgitated, subjective belief.
) Where The Rubber Hits the Road "...
money answereth all things.
" (Ecclesiastes 10:19)
I would wager that most of the problems you face in life can be boiled down to financial problems.
Or more simply, into one financial problem -- the problem of not enough money.
If you are like most folk, you work and worry yourself silly about money.
Deeply entrenched in the rat race.
Trading ridiculous amounts of time and effort for the money you get, month after month.
Yet the solution is not merely in "earning more money.
" It's in thinking and doing things differently.
It's not that your chosen profession is the main problem.
Rather it's the choices that you habitually make (based on your prior conditioning) that keep you in the rat race, irrespective of profession you choose.
The answer is to get out of the rat race, and to go about it in the right way.
To properly solve the money problem -- the problem of not enough money.
"How do I do this?" you may ask.
My suggestion...
  1. Start -- to mind you own business.
    Yes, start your own part-time, home-based business.
    There are businesses out there that can be started on a shoestring budget, part-time, yet have the potential to grow into a large business that feeds you for the rest of your life.
  2. Learn.
    Re-educate yourself to become the kind of person who knows how to convert the problem of not enough money into the problem of too much money.
    A very real problem according to rich people.
    You see, lots of money requires tremendous responsibility and skill to keep it and make it grow.
The above are large subjects in themselves and may appear daunting.
But there are shortcuts...
  • Read some good books, and
  • Find a mentor.
This can shave years off the process and save you a lot of heartache.
The key is to start though.
So, don't postpone.
The time will never be right.
It never has been, right? Take baby steps, but start NOW.
"The more you do of what you've done, the more you'll have of what you've got.
" - Anonymous
And...
"Once I am dead and everyone who knew me dies too, it will be as though I never existed.
What difference has my life made to anyone? None that I can think of.
None at all.
" - the movie, About Schmidt.
Don't let that be you...

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