There is a Landmark Education distinction that no one gets…
It has a huge overlap with the distinction “you live in a world of your own design”.
This, the “you live in a world of your own design” is somewhat like the Law of Attraction: you attract what you are… but much deeper. It is BEING that, not feeling, or thinking only, though you may feel and think it as well.
But thinking and feeling don’t create being… the reverse, the opposite is true. The thinking and the feeling come from your being.
The overlapping distinction, “you are a clearing for” is almost the same, but has a funnel like feeling to it.
I have been looking at the memories surfacing in the past month… allowing me to look at them, like you would look at physical memories in an attic or a storage facility, and reminiscence and then put them back where they were, or in the garbage.
The first wave was shame.
I dealt with tens of instances in my past that I am ashamed of. Yeah, yours truly… I did all those things I am ashamed of now.
I have also gone back and watched some actors I grew up loving, now dead. Some theater plays. Some singers. And wept. Good cleansing tears.
This dude goes to his rabbi to find out the secret of living long.
The rabbi says: simple. In the morning get up, do your ablutions, have breakfast, kiss your wife, go to work, after work go home, kiss your wife, eat dinner, watch TV and go to sleep. Do this every day. That is the secret.
Oh, the dude says. And if I do this I will live long?
I don’t know, says the rabbi, but it will feel long.
This is where the laughter of recognition should come in.
The overwhelming experience of a lot of us of loooong days and short weeks is what I am going to look into in today’s article.
If you ever wondered why you haven’t been accomplishing as much as you intend, wish, desire to accomplish, that quote should be your guide: Whenever there is a gap between your habits and your goals, your habits will always win.
What habits are we talking about? Interestingly, here, we are mostly interested in the how, instead of the what habits.
I have students who seemingly do the right things… but their results fall way behind what the effort would suggest.
Want to become worth a damn? Become a genius at implementation. At getting things done. That is where the magic is…
Honestly, whatever you buy, whatever you learn: make sure you implement it, 100%, 110%… and become the best at it.
Most people, most likely you, or you would not be reading this, suck at implementation.
I remember I used to be the same way.
When I did my first Landmark Forum, on day 4 there was a question and I raised my hand. The question was: Who are you that you are?
I was called on, and I said: “I am that I just want to remain a student”.
The Forum leader promptly ‘translated’ it to everyday term. He said: ‘I see, you are a failure…’
That hurt, but maybe that is what it meant. If you are a serial learner but not an implementer, you are a failure. You have the illusion that you are going someplace, but no proof that you indeed are. Continue reading “How to become worth a damn?”
I am noticing a phenomenon that is both interesting and terrifying:
when people include themselves in their cone of vision, in their visual field when they need to answer a question, give a view of something, they literally become stupid. Moronic.
What is happening? The ‘about-me’ stands in the picture blocking the view to what is actually happening. So you cannot see much, so you’ll make decisions from what you see: the ‘about-me’, and not from what’s going on.
I can see it on people, whether I know them or not…
One of the measurable ‘results’ is your low ‘how much of what you hear/read gets through to you?’ measure.