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13 You create your own world
Would you like today's title to be
literally true? In every way? Would you launch into unbounded fantasy--able to
be anything you imagine?
Of course you are not THE creator of THE
world. But what if you could start a new one right now? How much of your
present word does result from your choices? Your answer depends on your
point of view, how you define the issue.
Monday's post taught that (a) there is
light inside you (b) with which you perceive your counterpart in your
environment. That is, the world is colored by the way you perceive it. You
are not going to find "happy" if you have no capacity to imagine what that is.
Regardless of pre-existing circumstances, your world is effectively limited to
what you want and perceive it to be.
In business law, we speak of "puff talk,"
statements meant to provide mood and not to be scientifically measurable or
demonstrable. The customer is given no objective proof that a product is "the
best there is" or will "satisfy all of your needs." Are motivational speeches
merely puff talk? Let's see what we can do with a few examples:
- You are responsible for what surrounds you.
- You have complete control over your circumstances.
- You achieved everything that is in your present world.
- You can be anything you want to be.
- You owe it to others to make a perfect world to
share with them, and they owe the same to you.
- You can create anything you can imagine.
There are clearly limits, and every slogan
above has many counterexamples. For instance, if one hundred living people
want to be US President, something is going to give--not because too few are
qualified, but because people don't live long enough to survive one hundred
four-year terms allowing everybody a turn. Technically speaking, motivational
speeches are all puff talk meant to bolster a mindset without scientific proof
On the other hand, there are many examples
(including this blog) of successes growing out of motivational training and
positive mindset. Wisdom is distinguishing between quantitative failure
(winning fewer votes) and qualitative success (changing society). We will
never have unanimity (participants alike). Instead we will have unity
(participants acting in good faith). This wisdom creates the better
I listen to speakers, trainers, coaches who
illuminate steps leading to achieving specific written goals. In my world,
success is not glitz and glamor; it is reassurance that I am contributing to
good outcomes. Making a nurturing place for you is even more important than my
Are you my co-creator of this happy world?
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