“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napoleon Hill
Daily Nugget of Gold 1559
Henry Ford said, “Whether you believe you can or believe you can’t, you’re right”. Remember our caveats we discussed about whether or not we could influence data already collected, but not yet examined? This was one of them, we have to believe we can have an influence in order to have that influence, otherwise we are doomed to live our lives randomly. This is exactly the sort of thing that messes with the mind of hardened skeptics. If all our energy is put into denying things that conflict with our beliefs, then there isn’t much room for new ideas no matter how well they can be demonstrated to be true.
If you skipped our last five Nuggets and landed here, that’s fine. This is actually the important one. The rules we refer to here are those that shape our reality, and the suggestion we put forth here is that our own belief in ourselves and our ability to change things is what drives what our reality will be like- at least to some extent. We have the ability to move matter with our mind, in other words, but not as in the example shown in The Matrix with the boy and the spoon. No, perhaps we could if we believed we could, but it’s unlikely anyone would be able to muster up belief to that level.
That we can manipulate “things” with “mind” is actually been shown in science, but in order to understand it, we have to make some major paradigm shifts and deny most of what we believe to be true to get there, no small thing. We see, touch, smell, taste, feel and more this physical matter reality we find ourselves in, yet in spite of all of that- it’s a creation of our own collective being, not something that can exist without us. All of our senses deny that this is true, yet we do know physical matter reality doesn’t come into definite form until acted upon by a conscious agent.
As individuals, we don’t “make the rules” but we can influence them, learn from them, exist within them or without (outside of) them. As a collective whole we can change them and the power exists which can completely re-write them. For us, using our influence where it can make a difference is wise, leaving alone those things already established is a smart way to conserve resources for what we can do. The Serenity Prayer comes to mind here.
There are so many things in this world we can have a positive influence on, so why waste time trying to re-write past events? We’ve got work to do, let’s use our intent to do great things.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“Where shall I quest today?”
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