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Wishing for things

July 15, 2006

I was cleaning up my email accounts when I stumbled upon the following newsletter from Andrew Matthews. It’s just a very simple newsletter that talks about taking action to achieve what we’ve targeted.

Wishing for things

Lots of us use visualisation to achieve goals.

It’s where you:
a) choose a goal, and then
b) continue to imagine yourself with the goal already achieved – until you actually achieve it.

Whether you want to:
* lose weight
* gain confidence, or
* get better at anything
experts agree that visualisation works. “As you think, so you become.”

Regularly picturing success – AND putting in the necessary effort – hastens results.
So we might ask, “Why not just WISH for things?” Isn’t that similar?


Visualising means:

  1. You choose a goal, eg. a flat stomach, an interesting job, a change of lifestyle.
  2. You picture your goal already achieved in the present moment.
  3. This image becomes fixed in your subconscious.
  4. You continue to work toward your goal.
  5. You keep moving forwards.

Wishing means:

  1. You tell yourself, “I hate what I’ve got.”
  2. You wish for more money, or more happiness or Brad Pitt.
  3. Your mind drifts around in the future.
  4. You have no strategy.
  5. Nothing happens.

Key point: we change our life by putting energy into the PRESENT MOMENT.
When we wish for things, our mind is in the FUTURE.
So the more we wish for things, the more we stay STUCK!

Don’t wish! No matter how bad your situation! Set your goal, make a plan, picture your improvement, put in the effort.

In the meantime, be happy with what you have got.
While you are saving for the Ferrari, be happy with the old clunker.IN A NUTSHELLAs you think, so you become.
As you wish, so you become … frustrated.

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If you don’t flap your wings, you’ll never know how high you can fly

May 24, 2006

There's this story about a princess. She was old enough to get married. But, the King want the only the best for her daughter, and only the bravest person can marry her.

So, the King ordered all his men to dig a river around the castle. They then infested the river with hungry crocodiles.

Once the river is ready, the King summoned all the men in his kingdom, and tell them this;

"Whoever manage to swim across this river to the castle will marry my daughter, and inherit this kingdom!"

All the men shivered, and no one even dare to stand near the river. It was infested with hungry crocodiles, awaiting its victims.

Out of a sudden, a young man jumped into the river, and swam across it. When he reached the other side, he was quickly help out of the river by the King. The King congratulated him for his bravery. The young man will marry his daughter, and inherit the kingdom on his demise.

Before the King ended his announcement, he asked the young man if he has any other request. The young man nodded.

As he turn to the crowd, he asked, "Who pushed me into the river?!!"

The pencil maker’s five important lessons

May 20, 2006

The pencil maker told his pencils five important lessons.

1st – everything you do will always leave a mark.

2nd – you can always correct your mistakes.

3rd – what is important is what is inside you.

4th – in life you will undergo painful sharpenings which will make you a better pencil.

5th – to be the best pencil you can you must allow yourself to be guided by the hand that holds you.