One of my pet hates in life are “White Elephants.”
I have always been very careful in my illustrious selling career to steer far away from selling white elephants.
One of the most common and probably the one I have the most disdain for is the exercise bicycle. Now don’t get me wrong, I in fact ride such a stationary bicycle at least twice a week, but so often I see, these seldom if ever used contraptions or similar miracle sliming gizmos gathering dust and taking up space in the corner of many a bedroom. Someone, often an over weight someone, bought it from some enthusiastic salesman or responded to larger than life telly-marketing advert. They enthusiastically used it for a week, maybe even two, found it harder work than they imagined and soon permanently abandoned it as a bad idea.
This has become one of my concerns with “The Secret,” its taking the world by storm. Peoples of all ages, all over the world, are watching it and getting enthused and excited, realizing that there is a way change there lives, but what is not said, well in fairness it is actually, but it’s not made very clear, is that like those fancy exercise machines getting into mental shape o be able to successfully benefit from “Th Law of Attraction” can be very hard work. And the more you are out of shape the more effort and exhursion it takes. It is for this very reason that I give my workshops, just watching the DVD or reading “the Secret” is not enough. One needs deeper insights, guidance and plenty of encouragement to be able to change your thinking in such a way that it makes a respectable difference to ones life.
What I am really saying is; don’t be fooled, there is absolutely no doubt that the premise in The Secret i.e. “the Law of Attraction will give you anything you want” is true – it really does work, but our thinking is very often so far off-beam, that it takes an enormous amount of self-discipline to change.Many of us are in such a rut that it takes a monumental effort to change our thinking. It’s not easy to change bad habits, our negative self limiting thinking, but it necessary and imperative that we do change. One of the motivational series that I listen to is called; “Change your thinking, change your life” and if you put enough effort in you will!
I am halfway through my next article which is about “Habits”, look out for it, I believe it will help. The only way to stop getting what you are presently getting is by a concerted effort to change our negative thinking habits. So don’t let this whole idea become a dreaded white elephant, keep on exercising your thinking, train your mind to give you everything you want.
It well worth it!