I am republishing this article from four years ago... because even though it doesn't say "fixed mindset" and "growth mindset" it is about that...
Frank and Matt... the two archetypes of seekers in all areas of life. relationship seekers, weight loss, prosperity, mindset, spirituality... seekers are seekers!
I got an email in my inbox from a marketing teacher of mine today.
I liked the subject line. I followed the link. I found a fascinating article.
It is about marketing, or better said, two types of marketers, two types of seekers of success, one is "Frank" the other is "Matt".
Frank and Matt are two different types of marketers. But...
The idea of Frank and Matt fits "seekers" to a T. Seekers are exactly matching the two types, they are like Frank and Matt: grabbing for a quick fix or building a path... so I want you to put aside your distaste for marketing and business, and I want you to go over to that site and read it. I mean read every freaking' word on it. Map it on yourself. See yourself. Get justified or find out how and why you have been mislead.
I love writing articles. I can do audios. But unless I can have a one-on-one conversation with you, I can't dispell the myths, the "already always" cognitive biases, what you think you know, your prejudices about yourself or about the world...
So, with that said, I'll like to start something, that will most likely be a flop, but at least I want to test it... maybe it can be a success... who can predict?!
When I write an instructive article, like two of them this week, I can feel that you are left with not enough instruction to help you. I am very sorry about that... by the way.
So the idea is to schedule a time where you can come and have those issues discussed in the article, overwhelm, integrating your life, getting unsctuck, etc. weekly.
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There are three categories of gurus and three types of seekers:
Guru Category 1. The Hopeful Path: Naive, pliable, hopeful. Hoping that what you are doing is going to take you out of the misery: having feelings, and a constant battle inside between the aspects of a human being, each pulling in a different direction. You really really really want to be enlightened! Really... lol. But you know you aren't.
There is shame and guilt and sadness in your emotions, and often anguish: the fear of being caught.Ultimately you "do" this spirituality stuff to get away from being human.You fail. There is no escape... you are human, with all that comes with that territory.
I wanted to find out what he thinks energized water is. And that conversation lead from the pristine spring he got his drinking water from when he was a kid, through the hot springs of Lourdes, the healing waters, to a realization, that because I am an atheist, I have been not allowing myself to be moved.
One of the horrible costs of living in your mind, trusting your mind, going for Tree of Knowledge, is that you cut yourself off from your inner knower... and hand your life and destiny over to people who are not your friends, who are not on your side, who have their own agenda in saying anything.
I am observing the few high capacity producers in my circle, and this is one of the big difference between you and them: they may take hints... but then they do their own thinking, their own process.
The missing capacity, self-trust, or as Dan Millman calls it Faith, of course needs to be based on other capacities: cannot stand alone. And you also need to build some reality to it, some solid foundation. That is why you don't have it: you life has been, and likely will be a life of turning to other people for all your thinking.
This is Dan Millman's "article" from the book "The Life You Were Born To Live". He knows a lot, sees, a lot, and doesn't know and doesn't see a lot more. But the article may awaken the desire in you to be your own person...
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here's what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
What is the Islamic State?
Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State's appeal. "We have not defeated the idea," he said. "We do not even understand the idea." In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as "not Islamic" and as al-Qaeda's "jayvee team," statements that reflected confusion about the group, and may have contributed to significant strategic errors.