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Let's be realistic: we can't predict anything much. Outcomes of events are cloaked in a veil of complexity; we can't ever foresee all possible consequences - much less decide ahead of time which one will occur. That being case, only sensible option is to get started regardless! It's a well-known self-motivation technique: acting "as if" desired outcome is a foregone conclusion makes you less likely to engage a psychological reverse-gear halfway through task.
3. OTHERS BEFORE SELF The third Attitudinal Isometrics exercise (and it has to be a practical exercise rather than a theoretical one) is movement from self-interest to public service - that is, from a mindset focused on self to one focused on others. Perhaps you've always imagined that, in some future world where you've attained your personal goals, you'll then be in a position to serve others, and thereby make world a better place...? Wrong! You'll only get what you want by giving others what they want. It's an integral part of course for success.
Nor do you need any special position to serve others. You do, however, need a special mindset; and you have to develop it first - before your personal goals can be attained.
The mental muscle that will empower you to serve others is already part of your character. You simply need to exercise it along appropriate dynamic, using appropriate mental apparatus! Help out at a charity headquarters; take a senior citizen to shopping mall; work in a soup kitchen; set up a church group in your community. Start with one hour a week, and progress to ten. Consider it a form of existential tithing. You'll be amazed how you can transform lives of others - and feel better about yourself in process!
4. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING CONSTANT The fourth and most important dynamic in Attitudinal Isometrics gym is movement from inconsistency to constancy. For most of human history, people simply had to keep going, keep working, keep adapting - just to survive. In modern Western world, however, things are somewhat easier. Result: a widespread tendency to justify inaction today with empty promise of action tomorrow.
But tomorrow is time to test your endurance. This evening is time to gather your energies. This hour is time to persevere. This minute is time to galvanise your resolve. This second is time to practise your Attitudinal Isometrics... And this moment... is moment to start!
======================================= Rev Dr John L. Clements is an international writer, speaker, life coach and author of "Excellence Becomes You: proven principles to raise your life from mediocrity to excellence" http://www.bookshaker.com/product_info.php?products_id=54 =======================================
Rev Dr John L. Clements is an international writer, speaker, life coach and author of "Excellence Becomes You: proven principles to raise your life from mediocrity to excellence" http://www.bookshaker.com/product_info.php?products_id=54