The power of desire! - part 2Written by Carl Cholette
Let's continue where we left off in Part 1...
We have stated that it was in power of man to Create Desire ; not only to be its master when created, but also to actually Create it by bringing it into being. And statement is absolutely true, and is verified and proven by most recent experiments and discoveries of modern psychology. Instead of man being a creature of Desire and this indeed he is in many cases, he may become Master of Desire and even a Creator of it. By knowledge and Will he may reverse ordinary order of things and, displacing intruder from throne, he may seat himself there in his rightful place, and then bid late occupant do his will and obey his bidding. But best way for new occupant of throne to bring about a reorganized court is to dismiss old objectionable creatures of his mind and create new ones in their places. And here is how it may be done: In first place, one must think carefully over tasks that he wishes to accomplish, then, using his judgment carefully, judicially and impartially,impersonally so far as is possible – he must take mental stock of himself and see in what points he is deficient, so far as successful accomplishment of task is concerned. Then let him analyze task before him, in detail, separating matter into as many clear defined divisions as possible, so that he may be able to see Thing as It Is, in detail as well as in its entirety. Then let him take a similar inventory of things, which seem necessary of accomplishment of task, not details that will arise only as work progresses, day by day, but general things, which must be done in order that task is brought to a successful conclusion. Then having taken stock of task, nature of undertaking, and one’s own qualifications and shortcomings – then Begin to Create Desire, according to following plan: The first step in Creation of Desire is that of forming of a clear, vital Mental Image of qualities, things and details of undertaking, as well as of Completed Whole. By a Mental Image we mean a clear-cut, distinct mental picture in Imagination of things just names. Now, do not turn away with an impatient motion at mention of word Imagination. That is another word that you have only a mistaken idea of. Imagination means far more than mere idle, fanciful use of that part of mind that is believed by people to be "all there is to it.
"It isn’t all, by a long way. In fact, fanciful part may be said to be merely a shadow of real Imaginative effort. Imagination is a real thing, it is a faculty of mind by which it creates a matrix, mold, or pattern of things, which trained Will and Desire afterward, materializes into objective reality. There has been nothing created by hands and mind of man which did not have its first origin in Imagination of some one. Imagination is first step in Creation, whether of worlds or trifles. The mental pattern must always precede material form. And so it is in Creation of Desire. Before you can Create a Desire you must have a clear Mental Image of what you need to Desire.
Telling Yourself The TruthWritten by Lael Johnson
Copyright 2005 Writer's Eye Advisory Service
*Do you tell yourself both positive and negative truth about your work day? *Do you remember what you did well at work? *Do you keep a record of tasks that will support a good work evaluation? *Do you keep track of your successes? *Do you take time to tell others truth? *Do those that you supervise know when they’ve done a well? *Do they know when and where they need to improve? *Or do you relive only worst moments of your work day?
Telling yourself truth applies to all parts of your life. It isn’t an easy discipline to learn, because it is so much easier to complain, feel sorry for yourself or blame someone else for your mistakes. It’s also awkward to talk about your successes. Telling yourself truth, will free you up from nagging negative thoughts, open your eyes to new ideas and enable you to relax and work more productively. If you see any part of yourself in this description, then you might find following exercises helpful.
LISTEN TO YOUR THOUGHTS: Take five minutes and listen to thoughts in your head. Listen carefully to tone of your remarks. Do you recognize sarcasm, anger or whining? Are any of these words familiar?: “You can’t do that.” “You can’t break rules or you will lose your job.” “Who do you think you are?” If you hear these words or something similar then you are heading directly into a negative situation. In order to successfully complete your project, you must make some immediate changes. One of those changes is to choose:
ONE WORK AREA: Choose one difficult area: Are you aware of vulnerable areas in your project? Take a closer look at idea development, completing action plans, completing finished project or sending project out into world? Remember to keep your focus on your chosen work area, unless circumstances dictate otherwise.