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Words Spoken Set life in motion

All quotes are from The Mount Of Olives Book by Michael V. Ivanov

Perhaps when you are able to speak, you can’t think at the same time.

On Olive trees, “Sometimes they take 5 to 8 years to produce fruit,”… barren and useless for so long just like he had been. But when they became ripe, they produced an abundance of fruit. He would one day do the same with his life.

You know changing your location will not change your situation

I see many like you… they’re running somewhere they think will get them a better life only to face what they once left behind

Words spoken set life in motion

“Men are the same. Their languages are unique, their skin color comes in all shades,
and their way of life may look different—but they all want the same thing.”

All men want to live a life full of love, happiness, purpose, health, and an abundance of gold. All men want a great life. They want to be known for something and
they want to be great at something, yet very few attain any of these desires. It is the greatest mystery of our human existence.”

“Man seeks also to find meaning to his existence but he goes about life pursuing all things that are vain,”

“He fills his time with one thing and then
moves on to another. He fills it with strong drink and entertainment. He fills it with women, giving in to his sexual appetite. He fills it with his work and family. “He fills it with experiences and, yet, when the night comes and he lies down, once again a deep sadness comes over him. Deep… deep inside every man lives knowledge of his miraculous power but man has learned to suppress this power, this force that is bursting from within his
soul.

“He is afraid. He is afraid of what he must go through to become a new man with a new life, an extraordinary life”

“There are also the men who have desires and want to do great things and, still, they do not do them. All men have an equal opportunity to attain the life they want by simply choosing a better way to live, by simply following the principles.”

You boy, have no less ability to create the life you desire than any free and able man. You may not be able to speak but that must not stop you from seeking the extraordinary life. Your disability is not the reason for your failure; your mind is. You have let other men dictate and tell you what value you bring to the world and that value is equal to an itch on a camels ass

“I became wealthy here and here, long before it showed in my coin purse.” The man tapped on the side of his temple with his finger and then tapped on his chest

“In here, you build your life and in here, you destroy it. It is your choice how your life unfolds.”

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We need to practice

We don’t become virtuous by reading Epictetus or Seneca, We need to practice – Massimo Pigliucci

Practice, Practice, Practice that’s all we’re doing, all day every day,

The question is what are you practising?

Are you practising what you said you would or are you practising talking or quitting…

Talking about how you’re going to do this and how your going to do that Or quitting this because it didn’t work the first time

Jerry Seinfeld was booed off stage the first time he performed, did he quit… no, He practised

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Failure Is Success (Part 2)

Yesterday I wrote my interpretation of the above-titled chapter,

This is a summary of what Rob (Moore) actually wrote

The harder you try the luckier you get, the more you persist on even when you keep getting rejected, missing shots and losing status the better chance you get at being a success.

Rob uses examples of famous success including Justin Rose (Golfer) Who took to fame at age 17 coming 4th in a major tournament… Over the next several years through his form slipped and so did his rankings, he slipped from being in the top 50 then to the top 100 then slipped even further out of the top 100 rankings…

He persisted on and in 2018 he was ranked no 1 golfer in the world (Along with a sweet 10 mill)

The point of the chapter was to embrace your failures

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Mistakes

Mistakes.

Mistakes are great, we learn from them, we get valuable feedback from them and we can grow from them.

We don’t make enough of them though.

Not new ones anyway.

The mistakes we make are the same old ones, we make, weeks, months years ago…

They didn’t work then.. why would they work now?

They wouldn’t,

We’re just scared of trying something new.

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No.

No.

You and I are incomplete people.

To become compleat we have to try new experiences, say something, go somewhere different…

Why…

New situations activate genes and these genes activate proteins that build new structures in the brain

So doing the same things over and over again we never activate these genes and remain incomplete

The more we do the same things over and over the harder, it is for us to try/say/do new things.

Like saying No for instance.

The more you say yes the harder it is for you say no, Like when your boss asks you to work overtime and you know you don’t want to…

But you say yes anyway, the next time your boss asks you, the chances are you’re going to say yes again.

And by the time your boss asks you to do something ridicules like working 40 hours for free… Your brain isn’t structured to say no.

The same is true when you’ve just joined the gym but your friends are asking you to go out again, you really don’t want too… What do you say?

Rebuild your brain
So you can rebuild yourself.