It becomes even more complex when we consider that people will react to nature differently, and frequently will create greater confusion or turmoil than that which they were trying to tame. They will also react to other people’s reaction or their planned methods of making their reality safer for them, often with heedless disruption to the reality of others.
You May Simply Want to Reach Beyond Your Grasp
The world is rough. Roadblocks emerge anywhere, anytime. Sometimes you just want to give up. Sometimes you push yourelf too hard and seem to make no headway. Yet, here you are because the advancement is not in taming your world; it is in using your world to grow you. These tools will show you how to refocus your measurement of progress from “without you” to “within you” and use your world as food for that growth. You are already doing it. They will show you how to do it purposefully.
You May Want to More Effectively Guide a Youth in a Family, motivate a Work Team, or Empower a Client.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote, “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” You see? A person is best equipped to do their best if that is driven from within. And that is driven from within when they have the experience to feel better informed, personally capable, and proud of themselves. because THEY know and they know how to know.
You May Want to Pull Yourself Out Of An Existential Rut
Being in a rut is not a cause for shame. Everyone has fallen in at some time. No one is immune. When you are in a rut, it is so easy to look for the quickest way out that you may often be inclined to seek help to escape the conditions or suppress them. Yet your best bet is to look inside you and find the strength to pull yourself up. Building you is a far better solution that gives you more lasting options than is any effort to save you while leaving you just as vulnerable to the next challenge.
You May Want to Conquer an Addiction or Leave a Destructive Lifestyle
An addiction is not a death knoll and neither is immaturity a state that defines you. They are the result of your natural desire to soften life’s barbs or just to experience an artificial distraction when they seem too great. It does not make you less human, but it can stop you from growing. Then, less prepared for life’s challenges, the spurious comfort your distraction provides can be a welcome escape. These tools lead you to build the insight so you face life with self-worth and desire, not restraint and support.
You May Want to Curb Anger or Leave a Criminal Past
Do you know that, like other instinctual reactions, aggression is a necessary part of our existence? Road rage, disagreements at work or home, or an expression of frustration at a task or event may seem to be an undesirable part of your personality. These are your brutish strengths, but you are more than that. The human being is equipped with a more rational strength – your mental strength. If, therefore, you use natural instincts too much, does it not simply mean that you need to polish your mental strength?
You May Want to Save a Relationship, Heal a Family Division...
Division and discord are inevitable parts of life. Each one of us functions with thoughts, feelings, and perceptions that are hidden within us. Thus, no matter how much we believe we understand the other person or that they do or should understand us, we still have to interpret their expressions with our feelings and perceptions. If, however, you manage the mental strength to see beyond your feelings and your perspective, you will be more considerate without compromising yourself in any relationship.
First, let us examine the challenge
Be a grand master of Your life
Like all lower life forms, every human being is born with a body that functions naturally. We do not have to learn to beat the heart or guide the liver to function. Unlike the lower life forms, however, we are born with a mind, a capacity for reason, but it is rudimenmtary. It is the only quality within ourselves we can build and are required to build. And what we build belongs only to us. It is as strong as we have given it the energy to be. Let us put our focus, therefore, on what matters – building mental strength so we can be as strong and as capable as we have given ourselves the right to be.