“Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” – Sun Tzo
Daily Nugget of Gold 1249
Infer No Opponent
We rather love Dr. Joseph Murphy’s book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind. A long time ago, this book was highly recommended to us as an important work on how to be successful in business, but the book is far more exhaustive than that. We’ve gone over quite a few of the principles found in this awesome read, and we are about to do it again.
Before we get started, let’s briefly talk about the difference between implying and inferring. If someone implies something, that’s meaning they’ve added or hinted at. If we infer something, that’s meaning we’ve gathered from something or someone, whether it’s real or imagined by us. The former is a way of communicating what is essentially unspoken, the latter is a judgment made on something or some communication.
What Doctor Murphy told us to do when we think about what we want is to “infer no opponent”. What he has said here is that we don’t want to come to any conclusion that there are obstacles between us and what we desire which will keep us from acquiring the condition or object we wish to have. Suppose you desire to have a particular purse, but wish to get it at a bargain price. What would you want to do? You’d want to see yourself finding what you wanted at a price that you consider to be fair and that would be beneficial both to you and the seller. You want to imagine a transaction being made where both parties are happy.
What you don’t want to do is attach any negativity to the above scenario. You don’t want to “put something over on someone”, nor do you want “a steal”. For everything we want to have there is a perfect path for us to obtain it, and if we are to be successful in having our thinking become a reality, we want to see in our mind’s eye a conclusion which enriches everyone somehow.
If you’ve ever gone into a meeting gritting your teeth thinking you are about to come out with the short end of the stick, you have written your own story before it even takes place. You’ve inferred an opponent when there very well may not have been any. Your body language and demeanor broadcast this to everyone, and The Law of Attraction gives you what your thoughts are centered on. (What you are, essentially) See only successful outcomes, get rid of any negatives dwelling within your own mind and be delighted with your results.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I do to better eliminate fear, worry, and negativity in my thinking?”
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