How you do anything is how you do everything. I can spend five minutes with you and can tell your chances for success, for love, for money... even without measuring your vibration. Just by observing you...
You can also watch your behavior. Observe it when you can, observe it when I ask you to.
Now, go back to the article, Not all complaints are created equal... or just think about the word "complaint."
Watch if your knee jerk reaction is to turn away from it.
MY knee jerk reaction is to tell you to go away. But I've noticed it, and I know that asking you to leave will want you to stay... so I'll just shut up, and let you fall off by yourself.
You know the joke:
A tourist goes on a trip to China. While in China, he is very sexually promiscuous and does not use a condom all the time.
A week after arriving back home, he wakes one morning to find his penis covered with bright green and purple spots. Horrified, he immediately goes to see a doctor.
The doctor, never having seen anything like this before, orders some tests and tells the man to return in two days for the results. The man returns a couple of days later and the doctor says: "I've got bad news for you - you've contracted Mongolian VD. It's very rare and almost unheard of here. We know very little about it".
The man looks a little perplexed and says: "Well, give me a shot or something and fix me up, Doc".
The doctor answers: "I'm sorry, there's no known cure. We're going to have to amputate your penis".
The man screams in horror, "Absolutely not! I want a second opinion".
The doctor replies: "Well, it's your choice. Go ahead if you want, but surgery is your only choice".
The next day, the man seeks out a Chinese doctor, figuring that he'll know more about the disease. The Chinese doctor examines his penis and proclaims: "Ah, yes, Mongolian VD. Vely lare disease".
The guy says to the doctor: "Yeah, yeah, I already know that, but what can we do? My American doctor wants to operate and amputate my penis!"
The Chinese doctor shakes his head and laughs: "Stupid Amelican docta, always want to opelate. Make more money that way. No need to opelate!"
"Oh, Thank God!", the man replies.
"Yes", says the Chinese doctor, "You no worry! Wait two weeks. Dick fall off by itself! You save money."
Are you still here? OK, you are special... so maybe I can work with you. Maybe there is still hope for you.
You didn't go, did you... right? You thought it was a trick.
But it wasn't, I really wanted you to go there, and understand the rest of this article.
Knee jerk reactions will not keep you alive, will not keep you well, will not allow you to thrive in the coming times. You need to wake up and look before you leap.
Autopilot will be good for air planes, but not for people.
In the coming times people who use their brains to understand, to generate ideas will be the winners.
Here is a great exercise from James Altucher:
One thing to try is to write down 10 ideas a day. This exercises the idea muscle and gets you 100x more creative than the average person over time. They could be business ideas, ideas to help other businesses, book ideas, or even ideas to surprise your spouse. Another trick is to take Monday’s ideas and combine them with Tuesday’s ideas. “Idea sex” is an awesome source of creativity.
Ideas are the true currency of this next century. I don’t care about the dollar or gold or health care. Any movement in those will just create opportunities for people who know when to take advantage of them. The key is to become an idea machine.
People say “ideas are a dime a dozen” or “execution is everything.” These statements are not really true. It’s difficult to come up with 10 new ideas a day (try it), and execution ideas are just a subset of ideas.
I was going to make this 10 trends I see coming over the next 10 years. But at 1,900 words, I already shared three solid ones. Maybe I’ll do a part 2 for rest, but these three trends are an important start. They’re already here, they’re already deeply affecting our society, and being ready for them will be the key to success in the coming years.
This is as good an exercise as any to start the process of using your brain.
Now, warning: if you only want to have ideas so that you can benefit, you are being stingy. If you only want to have ideas so that others can benefit: you are too generous and selfless.
Generate ideas to expand your brain, and re-train yourself to stop being a knee-jerk reaction herd animal on the verge of extinction.
And thank the mind for the reaction and buckle down. It is the best thing you can do for yourself.
OK, now let me leave you at least laughing: here is another joke:
Two doctors opened an office in a small town. They put up a sign reading: "Dr Smith and Dr Jones, Psychiatry and Proctology." The town council was not too happy with the sign, so the doctors changed it to: "Hysterias and Posteriors." This was not acceptable either, so in an effort to satisfy the council, they changed the sign to: "Schizoids and Hemorrhoids." No go! Next they tried "Catatonics and Colonics" Thumbs down again. Then came, "Manic-Depressives and Anal-Retentives." But is was still not good! So they tried: "Minds and Behinds" "Analysis and Anal Cysts" "Nuts and Butts" "Freaks and Cheeks" "Loons and Moons" "Lost Souls and Ass Holes" None worked. Almost at their wits' end, the doctors finally came up with a title they thought might be accepted by the council: "Dr Smith and Dr Jones, Odds and Ends." APPROVED!