ITíS NOT THE EVENT.... ITíS HOW YOU
TO THE EVENT.
REACT..... OR RESPOND... ...your choice.
This entire concept, which constitutes a hugely powerful shortcut for getting what you want,
for living on a day-to-day basis with considerably more pleasure and satisfaction, was brilliantly defined by a man named Epictetus, who himself lived a happy, productive, mutually-empowering life. He taught the world so long ago -- and it still holds perfectly true now -- that
"When anything external distresses us,
it is not the event which causes us pain, rather,
our response to it... ... and this we have the power to revoke at every given moment."
You're asked to stop and give that statement fair consideration; for more than just a few seconds.
We understand that you're bright enough to see this line of thinking.
Being bright enough to follow this line of thinking is dramatically encouraged by nothing more complicated than mulling over it, and deciding that each event that comes your way, good, bad, or indifferent, has a silver lining that MUST be grabbed by you.
Stop being average!!!
Stand out from the crowd by responding better than the crowd.
No matter what happens, you always have that final choice of all humans:
the choice of deciding whether to react, or respond.
Your knee-jerk reactions have rarely ever produced good. Your carefully considered responses have produced good things on hundreds and hundreds of separate occasions.
Why not make a habit of responding with "What's good about this?" and
"How can this be used to advantage?"
Ask yourself and those around you better questions when events occur.
With few if any exceptions, you will consistently get better answers by asking better questions
At the end of the day, it's all pretty clear, and tough to deny:LOSERS FIX THE BLAME WINNERS FIX THE PROBLEM
The same energy that goes into griping invariably produces greater results and answers when we CHOOSE to focus on fixing the problem, rather than fixing the blame.
It's YOUR focus to use or waste: focus on what's wrong, or focus on how to fix it. As always, it's your choice, and your results will always be consistent with your efforts, hm?
Please, stop telling the world what you know; show the world what you know.
LOSERS HAVE A LIST OF WHAT THEY DONíT HAVE.
WINNERS LIST WHAT THEY HAVE AND HOW HOW HOW TO BEST use IT.
If you were paid 1,000 dollars for each idea on how youíd accomplish one of your wishes, with a one-hour time limit, how many ideas would we see?
Donít tell us; put it into writing.
These are the truest magical shortcuts, direct from the mouths of more than a thousand millionaires. What else needs saying? Stop talking. What is the desired end? How many ways can you produce to get it done? Put it in writing in the next 100 seconds.
Iíve personally interviewed more than 5,200 masters and millionaires, Achievers and Role Models, most of them self-made men and women.
The most definitive pattern found amongst a definitive majority?
Their success was due to incessant goal-setting, brain-storming ideas on how to get it done, and asking more people for what they want... than you have been willing to ask.
If youíre really desirous of increasing your income, of being one of our true leaders,
I think youíd be best served by getting out your pen and paper and getting busy.
More importantly than what I think is a good idea, what do YOU think?
Please donít tell us... show us.