Awaken the Giant Within (3) THE FORCE THAT SHAPES YOUR LIFE (Everything…
Awaken the Giant Within
2) DECISIONS (THE PATHWAY TO POWER)
The difference in the results that people produce comes down to what they've done
from others in the same situations.
Different actions produce different results.
Any action is a cause set in motion. And its efects builds on past effects to move us in a definite direction. Every direction leads to an ultimate destination: our destiny.
If we want to direct our lives, we must take
control of our consistent actions.
The power of decision: everything that happened in your life began with a decision.
It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
You have to decide what results you are commited to and the kind of person you're commited to becoming.
If you don't set a baseline standart for what you'll accept in your life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve.
The power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life
in an instant.
If you truly decide to, you can do almost anything.
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3) THE FORCE THAT SHAPES YOUR LIFE
Everything we do, we do for a reason:
PAIN and PLEASURE.
Different people lives have been shaped by what they've learned to get pleasure from, and what they've learned will creat pain.
What you link pain to and what you link pleasure to shapes your destiny.
We are always certain that our perceptions are accurate.
If we link massive pain to any behavior or emotional pattern, we will avoid indulging in it at all costs. We can use this understanding to harness the force of pain and pleasure to change virtually anything in our lives.
If you are distressed by anything external, the
pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it;
and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
We have the ability to take the raw experience of our lives, relate it to other experiences and create from it a kaleidoscopic
tapestry of meaning that's different from everyone else's in the world.
If we fail to direct our own associations to pain and pleasure, we're living no better than animal or machines, continually reacting to our environment, allowing whatever comes up next to determine the direction and quality of our lives.
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What you link pain and pleasure to will shape your destiny
It's not the events that matter most to us, but rahter,
it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Only human beings can change their associations so that physical pain will result in pleasure, or vice-versa.
Procastination: at some level you believe that
taking action in this moment would be more painful than just putting it off
For most people, the
fear of loss is much greater than the desire for gain.
People who experience pain but haven't changed yet -> People who haven't hit the
When you hit ET, pain becomes your friend. It drives us to take new action and produce new results. It leads to the
desire to remove pain from your life and establish pleasure once again
Emotional threshold: level of pain you weren't willing to settle for anymore.
4) BELIEF SYSTEMS (THE POWER TO CREATE AND THE POWER TO DESTROY)
It's not the events of our lives that shapes us,
but our beliefs as to what those events means.
It's never the environment, never the events of our lives, but the
meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them
shapes who we are
and who we'll become tomorrow.
Believes are designed to be the
guiding force to tell us what will lead to pain and what will lead to pleasure.
Our beliefs are driven by our generalizations about what we've learned could lead to pain and pleasure.
Generalizations in more complex areas of our lives can oversimplify and sometimes create limiting beliefs.
Most of our beliefs are generalizations about our past, based on our interpreations of painful and pleasurable experiences.
our beliefs are based on misinterpretations of past experiences
3) Once we a
dopt a belief, we forget it's merely an interpretation and we begin t o treat our beliefs as if they're realities.
1) Most of us d
o not consciously decide what we're going to believe.
If you want to create long-term and consistent changes in your behaviors, you must change the beliefs that are holding you back.
: it's just a feeling of certainty about something.
This feeling of certainty allows you to
tap into resources that allow you to produce results.
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Once accepted, our beliefs become
unquestioned commands to our nervous systems
, and they have the power to expand or destroy the possibilites of our present and future.
5) CAN CHANGE HAPPEN IN AN INSTANT?
All changes are created in a moment
It's just that most of us
wait until certain things happen before we finally decide to make a shift.
If we could stop the endless process of analyzing why things happened to us and just
simply change what we linked pain
and pleasure to,
we could just as easily change the way our nervous system had been continioned and take charge of our lives immediately.
People think change takes so long
because most people have tried again and again through willpower to make changes, and failed.
They make the assumption that important c
hanges must take a long time and be very difficult to make.
The second reason we don't change quickly is that in our culture, we have a
set of beliefs that prevents us from being able to utilize our own inherent abilities.
To succeed in creating long-term change we need to
reinforce the change immediately
. Then we have to
condition our nervous systems
to succeed not just once, but
We've got to condition ourselves for success, for love, for breaking through our fears. And through that
conditioning, we can develop patterns that automatically lead us to consistent, lifelong success.
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We link negative associations to the idea of instant change.
We have a set of beliefs in our culture that we need to
for a certain period of time.
It's based upon our beliefs that pain takes a long time to recover from.
We don't have an
effective strategy for changing. Willpower by itself is not enough if we want to achieve lasting change.