Buying and Selling
In life, there is always an exchange of this and that.
There are always two sides of the same coin.
There is always you… and then something else.
However, believe it or not, everything is related.
Because everything is related, invest the time and ask yourself, “What side of the coin am I on?”
What am I exchanging with the world? What am I buying from people, events, and media as I pay attention? What am I selling to people who are willing to pay me their limited supply of attention? Most importantly, what are they buying from me?
HERE’S THE IDEA:
Everything you believe is based upon your thoughts or someone else’s thoughts given (sold) to you. Everything you say and do has a real, tangible effect on others. Your thoughts affect your actions. Your actions affect many, many other people.
HERE’S THE DEAL:
When you fully accept and truly understand your connection to “now,” you will ultimately understand your absolute ability to affect not only today, but also every day connected to “now,” especially tomorrow and the weeks, months, and years that follow. What are you currently buying and selling?
In reality, the best way to predict the future…
… is to create it!
Next week: Know Your Habits.
Last week: An Inside Job.
Accept. Adapt. Achieve. ®
What do YOU want to achieve?
This is Part 6 of a 30-part series on how to achieve The Ideal Life.
Think about the word IDEAL. It is actually a conglomeration of several smaller words, specifically:
~ I ~ ID ~ IDEA ~ DEAL ~ IDEAL ~
In the final analysis, if you can learn to master your Id (as in the ego, id, and superego), you can do some rather amazing things.
© 2011-2016 John H. Clark III
Parts excerpted from…
The Ideal: Your Guide to An Ideal Life
(220 pages, BFG Press, 11/11/11)
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