the Power of Thoughts:
than any other factorwhere you were born, your family, education,
genetics or "luck"the thoughts you carry each breath of
every day determine who you are now and who you will become. Your thoughts
determine your feelings and actions, program your subconscious, color
your reaction to life's events and, in fact, design your future.
cannot develop beyond "what" and "who" you are
right now with the same beliefs, habits and emotions that brought you
here. Your current way of thinking is like a "mental gravity"
that holds you right where you are now. Sheer willpower can not permanently
break this force, nor can any "quick fix" strategy. Real,
lasting change requires a fundamental shift in your thoughts and values;
a change that ultimately means leaving behind who you are right now.
Bottom line: if you want to improve your lifeyour career, relationships,
finances, health and happinessyou must improve your thinking!
ultimate paradox in climbing (and life) is that "you must be willing
to experience failure, if you want to experience success." All
personal growth occurs when you look fear in the face and proceed despite
pain, discomfort and the great unknown. Unfortunately, we live in a
society that increasingly celebrates instant gratification and conformity
over discipline and the pursuit of excellencefor many people it is
easier to see something at the mall and say "charge it", than
it is to see an obstacle and say "charge!" In contrast to
this country's great heritage, we are increasingly becoming a nation
your life is ever going to change, you will need to embrace risk. It
is no accident that the most successful peoplesports heroes, corporate
icons, superstar musicians and actorsare liberal risk-takers. Taking
risk is to reach beyond your known abilities and "comfort zone", knowing
that uncertainty and adversity are part of the process. However, experienced
risk takers quickly learn that much of the apparent risk (and danger)
is illusion and that in not risking they would have opened themselves
up to a greater potential for loss.
we live in a world that dupes people when they are down. Whole industries
are based on seducing us with quick fixes to health and fitness, financial,
and relationship woes. Marketers spent millions of dollars on flashy
ads that feature compelling anecdotal claims; however, the majority
of these self-help products are but hollow illusions. Furthermore, pop
culture programs us to worship celebrities, buy into fads, and try to
"keep up with the Joneses." This, too, is a loser's game,
yet most Americans keep on playing. It may be tough for some to swallow,
but there are no quick fixes to the big problems in your life.
been shown throughout the ages that "powerful thoughts objectify
themselves." Consider that every great invention or achievement
began as pure thought energy in a human brain and, with human action,
was transmuted into a material object or accomplishment. By nature,
humans are goal-seeking beings born with the God-given ability to turn
creative thoughts into actions and spectacular outcomes.
Unfortunately, this innate ability remains dormant in most people...
levels are a primary cause of many illnesses including ulcers, hypertension,
and cancer, and it is a direct contributor to the pervasiveness of pessimism,
cynicism and bad attitudes in our society. Ironically, life's events
and situations are not inherently stressful; it is our perception and
reaction to these events that creates stress. The control knob to stress
is completely in our hands, yet many people literally make themselves
sick, sabotage their potential, and poison their relationships with
their negative, stressful ways of thinking.
the minutes and days of our life may be the single most important task
we perform because every hour and every day we spend doing something,
is a piece of our life we will never get back. I find it tragic that
so many people live according to the "Thank God It's Friday"
paradigm where they want to burn through five days of life, as fast
as possible, so they can get to the weekend. I hope to change the paradigm
to "Make the most of this momentthis moment is your life!"
body is the vehicle by which you experience life's pleasures, pursuit
all goals, and explore this world of wonder. Ironically, many people
take better care of their lawn, house, and cars than they do their body!
Nearly a third of the U.S. population is obese and another half is moderately
out-of-shape, so it's no wonder many people balk at the first sign of
a challenge in their life. The good news is that being overweight and
out of shape is primarily a "mental problem." Anyone can improve
their health, productivity, and capability to enjoy this world given
the knowledge and discipline to execute "dietary surveillance" and a modest
Wealth and Happiness:
born into wealth, inheriting a huge sum of money, or winning the lottery
is no guarantee of happiness or a successful life. In fact, the majority
of people in the above groups are no better off and no more happy than
the rest of the population, and a disproportionate number of them die
prematurely due to drugs, alcohol, or some other accident they have
brought onto themselves. Therefore, being born into the working class
is great place to start your life's adventures. Success and wealth gained
through hard work is most appreciated, best handled, and tends to create
the most happiness and least problems. And, consider that every one
of us has an equal chance to achieve great things in our lifetime. Anything
is possible if you spread your mental wings
Mental Wings gold standard is a life filled with loving, passionate
relationships that last forever. In your final hours on this planet,
you will realize that love is everything and all the rest is pretty
much meaningless. Therefore, it is the MW philosophy that every day
can be made richer by giving the relationships in your life top priority.