You Fear the Sabre-tooth

6753809I read somewhere that the brain is wired since the stone age to think negatively so to protect us from the dangers that existed then.

Sabre-tooth as an example.

These days this negative thinking works overtime, stopping us from getting ahead in life.

Because we fear trying something new.

Fear of the Sabre-tooth.

This happens without us even realizing.

Without reading, preferably instructional books, then nothing will contradict that thinking.

You could even try swapping listening to the car radio station or your phone playlist for an audiobook.

The hours you spent while traveling, could be spent sharpening your mind against the Sabre-tooth.

Marvel_avengers_alliance_sabretooth_by_ratatrampa87-d6tj8tgThe benefits of investing in yourself will eventually be seen via your outlook in your life.

Maybe that’s what you need.

Maybe that’s what need.

A different outlook.

That comes from developing a habit of reading or listening daily to go sh*t.

~ Musa

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Replace Your S** t Habits With Good Ones

I kept on seeing and hearing the name Simon Sinek being projected in my head.

Simon Sinek.

As if stuck in the frontal lobe of my brain.

Simon Sinek.

All this, haunting, while trying to sleep.

So here I am, writing about him.

I don’t know much about him.

He was first brought to my attention by a business partner who has a background in medicine.

Google Sinek.

From the little I know of him is that he’s a speaker.

He speaks about most about leadership. On what defines a leader and what drives her. Reasons why they are true leaders. Amongst other things.

He’s available on different social media sites, I also follow him on Twitter and IG.

He’s an author as well, he wrote Start With Why.

And there are lots of videos on the ‘Tube that have he’s talks.

I think there’s a vid of one of his talks I posted in one of my blogs that I thought was awesome.

There’s a bias that comes with being a leader that I want to take advantage of.

The monetary benefits of being paid to solve problems being one of them.

It’s as if followers create problems while leaders get paid to solve them.

So I’ve been listening to some of his audios as well. Him, John Maxwell and Gary Vaynerchuk are the 3 guys I’ve been filling my head with of late.

And Eric Thomas. #TGIM

I guess I can be obsessed with certain things in my life, such as my personal development.

If I don’t invest the time for it, noone else will.

Then I will just be like the rest of them, blaming my job or spouse or community or the government or the gods for my current, undesirable situations.

Not realising that the true problem here is me.

I fix me, all else gets fixed.

It’s an inside job.

~ Musa

The Magical Power Of “Thank You” In Your Life Heals All Wounds

What I love about Thank You Power by Deborah Norville was the exercises she had within her chapters that allowed the reader to put what she calls “Thank You Power” (a state of gratitude that instils fulfilment, purpose & other joyful emotions within people’s hearts, amongst other limitless uplifting benefits) to the test.

One of them entailed writing out, on a blank piece of paper, 3 new things every day, that you are grateful for, and why.

That this:

1. Thank you ___________________________________________________________ because

_______________________________________________ .

2. Thank you ___________________________________________________________ because

_______________________________________________ .

3. Thank you ___________________________________________________________ because

_______________________________________________ .

The whole point of the exercise is to steer you towards better feeling emotions, even if you are currently in a pleasing mood.

She encourages the reader to make it a point to write out this list of three things that you are grateful for, and to do it on a daily basis, with her providing scientific research of the profound results the daily exercise had on people to back it up.

Yes, Thank You Power has been tested, and all of the results were in favour of those willing candidates that practiced feeling gratitude & expressing gratitude on a daily basis – not as a chore but opening their hearts so to be healed by words of gratitude their soul is constantly consoling them with.

The book – Thank You Power – also has inspiring stories of how people benefited from practicing gratitude then Deborah Norville even goes on to tell of the miraculous results produces by daily gratitude with people dealing with shocking experiences life, at times, has a tendency of throwing at us & even other stories of how people tend to recover faster from traumatic experiences through the use of the transformational power of daily gratitude.

So put it to test, give thanks to people, things and circumstances that made the day more convenient for you.

Deborah Norville also noted of the people that she interviewed in her book, that these people were more positive about the future. They were healthier, happier & richer.

This brings to mind what spiritual teachers keep on saying, in how good things tend to come our way when we release the things that make us hurt inside. Things that hold us back in succeeding in life.

One of the best releasing techniques I know and have ever come across AND to experience, which in turn has led to more productivity and more faith in my ever more prosperous, loving and healthy, future in my life, is gratitude.

See article about Gratitude Rock I wrote some time ago.

With that said I encourage you to get your hands on Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You and marvel at how “lighter” life becomes through almost effortless conjuring of gratitude.

Thank You for taking the time to read this.

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