Are you Comfortable in Prison?
Wow. I have said it before and I will say it again. If you want to know how to apply all the words of the success gurus just read and apply the things in the greatest salesman in the world. How appropriate for my recent articles. I have been writing about setting goals and this month scroll is talking exactly about goals. The current scroll that I started reading is number VIII- Today I will Multiply my Value a hundredfold.
Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.
And how will I accomplish this? First I will set goals for the day, the week, the month, the year, and my life. Just as the rain must fall before the wheat will crack its shield and sprout, so must I have objectives before my life will crystallize. In setting my goals I will consider my best performance of the past and multiply it a hundredfold.- Og Mandino
Many people let their life just beat them down. Maybe we can look at setting goals from a different perspective. Many people just settle into mediocrity because their subconscious mind is directing them away from the pain of previous attempts and failures. They then use their conscious mind to rationalize why they end up in their own prison. There are no excuses for most of the people that live in the United Sates. Our government and lifestyle, as crazy as it is still allows one of the most important God given abilities which is- free will.
The problem is that we chose to trap ourselves in our minds. So what do we do? We need to escape as if we were escaping from prison. I have never been in prison but I would gather that if it was easy to escape that more people would do it. So it is not an easy endeavor. It requires planing, timing, and guts. It requires a total desire to escape the conditions that are oppressing you. I mean you have 24-7 prison guards monitoring every movement your conscious mind does.
Without desire you will never have the guts to escape. Unfortunately some people are more than comfortable in jail, some actually commit crimes so that they can have a warm place to stay and 3 square meals. So if your life is to much for you to take you have likely incarcerated yourself so that you can at least get three square meals and a roof over your heard. You might have meet some people just like this, and no matter what you say to these people they just will not come out until they believe that they can. Life is entirely to short to spent it in a prison of my own doing. A prison of my misconceptions, fears, and shortcomings.
What were you doing 5 years ago? Is it the same thing that you are doing today? Will it be the same thing that you will be doing 5 years from now? Are you happy doing it? Do you know that would be 10 years of your life (Possibly 10% of your life)? Can you do what you do and still enjoy life to the fullest?
In order to escape prison you should be dreaming of what is on the outside. What is out there? What can you accomplish if you get out? What will you do when you get out that you can not do now? What adventures can you accomplish that you can’t while in jail? Wow! I am taking this metaphor to it’s breaking point.
Today I would like for you to dream again. To dream about what is possible and forget what impossible means. I would like you to write all the things that you have wanted to do in your life. A bucket list perhaps. Have you ever heard of the story of Houdini’s failed escape?
“As usually told, the story goes that Houdini, while visiting England, would regularly escape from jails as a publicity stunt. He toured many major towns and cities, and managed to escape from the town or city jail in every case. There was one exception: a police jail cell in Preston, Lancashire. Houdini tried and failed to escape. Why did he fail? Because the cell had never actually been locked in the first place! Hence he was trying to ‘unlock’ a lock which wasn’t locked!”
Although most likely not true it is a cute story to represent what most of us do on a daily basis. We lock ourselves in our preconceived ideas about the outside world and never let ourselves out. Get out!!
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