Enthusiasm + Creed

I will repeat again, “the human mind is a marvelous piece of machinery!”

One of the most outstanding characteristics are the impressions which reach it, either through outside suggestion or auto-suggestion.  The negative impressions could be stores away, all in one portion of the brain, while the positive impressions are stored in another portion.  When one of these impressions is called into the conscious mind, through the principle of memory, there is a tendency to recall with it all others of a similar nature, just as the raising of one link of a chain brings up others links with it.

For example, anything that causes a feeling of doubt to arise in a person’s mind is sufficient enough to call forth all of his experiences which caused him to become doubtful.

If I’m engaged in a conversation with someone I met online and my instinct begins talking to me, that’s because my guards are being raised and I ultimately reminisce what happened the last time I was in a situation similar to the one that was taking place.

If a man is asked by a stranger to cash a check, immediately he remembers having cashed checks that were not good, or of having heard of others who did so.

Through the law of association all similar emotions, experiences, and sense impressions that reach the mind are filed away together, so that the recalling of one has a tendency to bring back to memory all the others.

Take the feeling of fear, for example; the moment we permit a single emotion that is related to fear to reach the conscious mind, it calls with it all the relations.

You need to deliberately place in your own mind, through the principle of Auto-suggestion, the ambition to succeed through the aid of a definite chief aim, and notice how quickly all of your latent or undeveloped ability in the nature of past experiences will become stimulated and aroused to action in your behalf.

There are a few things I want you to read aloud and do this daily either before you get out of bed, or before you retire at night.

I do not believe that i can afford to try to deceive anyone, about anything, but I know that I cannot afford to try to deceive myself.  To do so would destroy the power of my pen and render my words ineffective.  It is only when I write with the fire of enthusiasm burning in my heart that my writing impresses others favourably; and it is only when I speak from a heart that is bursting with belief in my message, that I can move my audience to accept that message.

There have been times, and many of them, when it appeared that if I stood by this principle it would mean starvation.

There have been times when my closest friends, and business advisers have strongly urge me to shade my philosophy for the sake of gaining a needed advantage here and there, but somehow I have managed to cling to it, mainly, I suppose, for the reason that I have preferred peace and harmony in my own heart to the material gain that I might have had by a forced compromise with my conscience.

Strange as it may seem, my deliberations and conclusions on this subject of refusing to strange my own conscience have seldom been based upon what is commonly called “honesty.”  That which I have done in the matter of refraining from writing or speaking anything that I did not believe has been solely a question of honor.

Also, read the following law aloud because it embraces a great law that you must understand and apply before you can become a person of influence.

In making these requests, for the sake of emphases, I am not trying to take undue liberties with you.  I am giving you full credit for being an adult, a thinker, an intelligent person, yet I know how likely you are to skip over these vital laws without being sufficiently impressed by them to make them a part of your own workaday philosophy.  I know you weakness because i know my own.  It has required the better part of twenty-five years of ups and downs – mostly downs – to impress these basic truths upon my own mind so that they influenced me.  I have tried both them and their opposites; therefore, I can speak, not as one who merely believes in their soundness, but as one who knows.

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Dale Carnegie’s First 8 Chapters On How To Stop Worrying & Start Living

Chapter 1 – Live In “Day-tight Compartments”

There’s nothing in the past that will help you with the present or future.  There are clues that are left behind, but whatever it is from the past that you needed to learn, you learned.  Beyond that, nothing is ever promised tomorrow.  Living in these day-tight compartments, especially for relationships, are essential.

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11929629

 

Chapter 2 – A Magical Formula For Solving Worry Situations 

This three-step process can help a lot of you at work, home, and just about everywhere else in life when things are going wrong.  Figuring out the worst case scenario for what happened about three weeks ago in terms of a side project helped me sleep at night.  Building upon the worst case scenario will give you such a sense of satisfaction and relief….only to find out that the worst case scenario never happens.  This is another useful technique for solving those problems that we deem to be gigantic.

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11977418

 

Chapter 3 – What Worry May Do To You 

I recall talking on my podcast about a study that was conducted decades ago on 10,000 patients who were suffering from stomach pains.  30% of them had developed stomach ulcers because of the degree of worry they were suffering from.  The other 70% didn’t have anything wrong with their physical being, so it came from stress.  Another prime example is chest pain – that which coach Urban Meyer suffered from during his tenure as head coach at the University of Florida.  Worry can bring pain to the body.

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11985395

 

Chapter 4 – How To Analyze and Solve Worry Problems 

What am I worrying about?

What can I do about it?

Here is what I’m going to do about it…..

When am I going to start doing it……

Podcast:  https://www.spreaker.com/episode/12014470

 

Chapter 5 – How To Eliminate 50% of Your Business Worries 

If you’re in endless meetings where you going around in circles, complaining about individuals work performance, there are a number of ways you can get rid of that.

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/12088150

 

Chapter 6 – How To Crowd Worry Out of Your Mind 

I didn’t know this back in 2009, but I realized how critical it was to keep myself busy during depressing times.  When I was getting over my first ever relationship, I was in complete and utter shambles – holding onto dear life.  However, after enrolling into fantastic classes and being around people who stripped away the dark past that lingered over me, life changed — for the absolute best.

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/12106540

 

Chapter 7 – Don’t Let The Beetles Get You Down 

I recently watched U-571 to get a feel of how vicious depth-charges are, and my goodness, just imagine being bombed under 200 feet of water.  It makes all of those microscopic worries go away.

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/12139060

 

And the Law of Averages….

Do you feel that you’re going to crash from being on an airplane? Struck by lightning? Be buried alive? Think again.

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Napoleon Hill – The Habit of Saving

Saving money is only a matter of habit.  So, we need to have a brief analysis of the Law of Habit.

Through repetition, any act indulged in a few times becomes a habit, and the mind appears to be nothing more than a mass of motivating forces catering to that habit.

When you have any thought fixed in the mind, a habit is formed and impels action.  For example, think about your daily route to work everyday or some place you frequently visit.  You had to implement the idea in mind that you had or have to go to this place based on obligation everyday; just as we brush our teeth, take a shower, comb our hair, and even and most destructively – turn on the news.

Millions of people go through life in poverty because they made destructive use of the Law of Habit.  Not understanding the Law of Habit or the Law of Attraction….you will remain in poverty  and not even realize what you’re attracting into your life.

Fix in your mind the thought that your ability is limited to a given earning capacity and you will never earn more than that.  The law will set up in your mind the definite limitation you’re calling into existence.  Your subconscious will accept that limitation and then you’ll feel yourself slipping.

How can you get ride of this?

First, through the law of Definite Chief Aim, set up, in your mind, and accurate and definite description of that which you want; including the amount of money you intend to earn.

Your subconscious mind takes over this picture which you have created and uses it as a blueprint, destroying the other blueprints that probably control your perception of money.

You can then start charting, mapping, and holding your thoughts and actions into practical plans for attaining the object of your Chief Aim, or purpose.  Through the Law of Habit you keep the object fixed in your mind and it permanently becomes implanted there.

This practice alone will destroy the poverty consciousness and set up, in its place, a prosperity consciousness.

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11785866

Stephen Covey – Begin With The End In Mind: Personal Mission Statement

People, we need to come up with a personal mission statement, as what Stephen Covey has posted in his book that’s based around a philosophy or creed in which you will abide by.

Stephen Covey – Because each individual is unique, a personal mission statement will reflect that uniqueness, both in content and form.

Here’s an example of one….

  • Succeed at home first.
  • Seek and merit divine help.
  • Never compromise with honesty.
  • Remember the people involved.
  • Hear both sides before judging.
  • Obtain counsel of others.
  • Defend those who are absent.
  • Be sincere yet decisive.
  • Develop one new proficiency a year.
  • Plan tomorrow’s work today.
  • Hustle while you wait.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.

This is like what I’ve seen in Napoleon Hill’s book in terms of signing each law at the end of his chapter, saying you will abide by the rules that you would have read.

So, what’s your creed? If you want to understand this blog more, I suggest listening to my podcast down below.

 

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