"We become so focused on attaining the object of our desires we overlook the unintended consequences of our immediate and present choices or behavior." J Loren Norris
WHY DON’T WE DO WHAT WE KNOW TO DO?
YOU KNOW THE RIGHT THING BUT DO NOTHING OR THE WRONG THING. WHY?
What is the cause of wrong doing? It must be something common to all humankind because I don’t know a single human who does every right thing. I don’t know a single human who never, ever does a wrong thing. I do know many humans who would clearly and quickly agree - I know what I SHOULD DO - but doing otherwise is easier, more convenient, more politically correct or socially acceptable.
How is it so?
Truth is, sometimes we have “wants” or desires which drive our behavior. These desires are ours alone and can easily cause tunnel vision. We become so focused on attaining the object of our desires we overlook the unintended consequences of our immediate and present choices or behavior.
As an example.
A craving for chocolate cake suddenly comes over me when I walk into a restaurant. It doesn’t matter what the doctor has said about my blood sugar. I can ignore what my wife says about my waste line. I can ignore my inner self screaming “Do you know how many miles that equals strolling through the neighborhood?” Now I have a conflict and dilemma. When the dessert trays comes around, I will see and smell the OBJECT OF MY DESIRE! What in the world would keep me from saying yes and indulging???
Perhaps for you it’s a new gadget, new dress, new pair of shoes, new relationship (or revisiting and old one). RETAIL THERAPY can be as bad an addiction as chocolate cake and crack cocaine.
I have some ideas on how to resist in this struggle but I want to know your thoughts before I share mine, so share this post with your thoughts on HOW TO DO THE RIGHT THING EVERY TIME and look back for my ideas tomorrow.
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Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download with worksheets
Day after day I meet people who are struggling just to make ends meet. They are adrift in this vast sea of humanity holding on to their job, their family, their home, and their car with all they've got. They see their life experiences and education as the last hope to find their purpose and identity. They gather, fill and stuff all the money they can into every opportune investment. Yet they are empty, frustrated, angry and just plain fed up.
We have all experienced that moment; when we find yourself stuck in traffic, yelling at random strangers to do what they wish they could... but can't... GO!
The idea that life can be better than it is today is like the flame of a candle fighting for all its worth to stand against the tempest.
We all want a better life.
Even when life is good, we want more.
That idea, that flame, is the hope that lives in the hearts and minds of all of us. Should that flame be extinguished, hope itself may well go with it. It is the rut of hopelessness that traps many would be shining stars and buries that glow from the sight of the world. It is the rut of hopelessness that extinguishes that flame.
Lives that would have been a beacon to the wandering are lost at sea themselves. Inspirations of success that would have been the voices crying out to all who suffer are hidden away in their own stale lives, they cannot share who they are or what the world needs from them.
It is my passion to help you find your purpose. I want to see you become successful, but more than that to be free!
Without vision people perish.
Without vision, we seem to be lost, mind numb robots following the herd into the abyss that is everyday life. We do not live intentionally without a vision for our future. We do not live passionately without a vision for our future. We do not live productively without a vision for our future. We certainly cannot lead without a vision for our future and a vision for the future of those we lead.
This audio course will inspire and instruct you to create a vision which will become a significant driving force in your life.