I wanted to leave some food for thought since we're approaching the Holiday season. Some of you have already been thinking along these lines. Rest assured, you’re on the right track.
There are a lot of areas of life that need our attention. Our work (or business), our children, family, friends, love relationship, self-improvement, finances, health, and the list goes on.
With each area of life comes Responsibilities; the call for us to step up and handle these areas to the best of our ability. What happens though when you DON’T take Responsibility for a particular life area? Well, to keep it simple – that area suffers.
What we are day-to-day is almost like a ringmaster of a circus. Our “job” is to manage each performance and ensure the whole show goes smoothly. Sometimes we’re on top of our game and sometimes things fall apart despite our best efforts.
With so much focus on things outside of us, we often forget about the things within us that need attention. It can range from our peace of mind and comfort, to “setting goals” and maintaining our spirituality.
In The Game, there are basically 3 main areas we want to have a grasp on. I’ll just call these disciplines because they require a high level of study and practical application (this is wisdom – knowing how and when to use knowledge).
When you break down all the areas of life, they really come down to only these 3. If you can manage these 3, this leads to self-empowerment (power over yourself) which in turn leads to power over your life. That’s what this is all about, after all.
The power IN self-empowerment comes from YOU, the individual. It doesn’t come from how many books you’ve read, what level of education you’ve obtained or how great your financial status is. I’ve personally met very wealthy intelligent people who appear to have it together on the outside, but inside they’re miserable (or their personal life is in shambles). That is NOT self-empowerment. Self-empowerment is a friend. And that friend comes bearing a gift. That gift is peace of mind; knowing without doubt, you can accomplish anything you place a Dominant Force into.
Studying is great. I study plenty. What I learned when I was younger however, was that all that study made me look and sound smarter, but my life didn’t change. I had the same problems I had before I became “knowledgeable”. Even more problems because I would overthink my decisions. I had so much information that some of it conflicted, which led to confusion.
The main reason my life continued to suffer was because although I “knew” more, I seldom used what I learned.
Information without application is just theory. Logically it may sound good and make you feel better, but if your life’s not changing, then we can only arrive at 3 conclusions:
(1) The knowledge is ineffective or untrue
(2) You don’t really KNOW what you learned; or
(3) You don’t know how to make the information work FOR you
What good is learning about the abundance of the universe and positive thinking if you’re not experiencing abundance? Is that real? Is that a fantasy? Or are you applying the information incorrectly?
You can buy the finest oven, with the highest quality cookware – all the newest hotness. But if you can’t USE those tools, then what good are they doing you? That’s like buying football pads and cleats just to walk back and forth to the corner store. Wearing the gear doesn’t make you a football player; playing football does.
What good is being able to recite paragraphs from books and quote lines from famous people if they have no positive impact on your life?
Where’s your own personal philosophy? Or do you think you’re not “worthy enough” to have one yet? If you’re not living how you want to live then maybe you should consider changing some of your Perspectives?
Long story short… when will you USE what you’re learning? When will you try to apply and experiment with it to see if it even works for you? Time is precious. The most valuable resource you have. How much of it are you going to waste just learning and not using that knowledge to make tangible life improvements?
Don’t get stuck in the intellectual zone. Begin to break down and find a way to make the things you’re learning, yours. Have the courage to discover if they’ll work for you or not. Be the scientist, experiment, make adjustments and create your own formulas. Wield the power that’s already inside you – the ability to think creatively and make decisions.
We usually use these abilities for small things, like shopping around for a new television. But the same rules apply to making huge progressive impacts in all areas of life.
For those that celebrate, enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday! Not sure about you, but this year has flown by pretty fast for me.
Knowledge is power. But only if you know how and when to use it! Use what you're learning to get in motion; then stay in motion. Until next time...
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