"Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do."
1883-1970, Author of Think and Grow Rich
It's time to Think and Grow Rich. Again!
As many of you know, out of the great depression came an Inspirational classic called:
Think and Grow Rich that taught our nation one simple message:
What ever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve!
From this attitude, legendary empires were created.
Fast forward to today's economic challenges, where the text reemerges with a fresh new team reminding us.
Our greatest success will come just one step away from our greatest failure.
With honor, I would like to introduce a project that Bob Proctor is personally involved with:
Think and Grow Rich: Three Feet From Gold!
Turning Obstacles into Opportunities.
A Book and Film By,
Sharon Lechter (co-author, Rich Dad Series, and Filmmaker Greg S.Reid)
100 years from when a young writer was gifted the task of a lifetime, the Napoleon Hill Foundation set out to recreate history by commissioning a new set of faces that sat down with modern day leaders asking them just one question:
"How did you handle the challenges that came your way?"
From the answers Three Feet from Gold was created - and I want to share it with you!
Have you ever felt like giving up? Throwing in the towel? Are things tough right now and are wondering if you are making the right decisions?
You are NOT alone!
With the help of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, and this project ~ you will learn that
This too shall pass and you may truly be three feet away from your mine of gold.
We put ourselves under great pressure. We want to try and keep everyone happy. But, inevitably it is impossible to keep everyone happy and always succeed in doing well. We have to judge ourselves on our motives and intentions – not the external outcome or what other people think. If we work with the right attitude, doing the best in difficult circumstances – what else can we do? Don’t allow the unreasonable expectations of others to disturb your inner peace. If we can work with this sense of detachment then we will avoid many feelings of guilty, worry and anxiety. It is these forces that disturb own inner peace.
Inner peace can never be dependent upon outer success and outer praise. It is the nature of the world to give success / failure, praise / blame in equal measure. We have to transcend this at be at peace with ourselves whatever happens.
- Sri Chinmoy
FEW OF US WILL GET through life without experiencing some episodes of anxiety, anger, worry or depression.
YOUR OWN WORST CRITIC
Learning to have compassion for oneself is no different from having compassion for others.
'Compassion means feeling moved by other's suffering and offering understanding and kindness when mistakes are made, rather than judging harshly. Self compassion involves acting the same way
towards oneself. So, instead of criticizing ourselves for inadequacies or shortcomings, we learn to be kind and understanding when confronted in difficult times.
WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES AND WE ALL NEED TO BE LOVED
Practicing compassionate imagery
Psychologist Paul Gilbert suggest the following exercise to train our mind in compassion
* Be mindful of your emotions. When you notice that you are becoming frustrated or self critical, make a decision to adjust this in your mind.
* Deliberately focus on breathing for a couple of minutes, and feel your body slowing down.
*Build a compassionate image. This can be a version of yourself, a stranger or someone you know, but it is important you give them the following qualities- wisdom, strength, warmth and non-judgement.
Visualise the facial expression and tone of voice of this person.
*Now imagine you can see the critical or upset part of yourself and consider the thinking and wisdom of this compassion imagine. You are not trying to get rid of these feelings, but are standing back from them with a compassionate understanding.
We frail humans are at one time capable of the greatest good and, at the same time, capable of the greatest evil. Change will only come about when each of us takes up the daily struggle ourselves to be more forgiving, compassionate, loving, and above all joyful in the knowledge that, by some miracle of grace, we can change as those around us can change too.
HH the Dalai Lama:
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.