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 Tighter The Grip The More Painful The Experience

So how are you feeling right now?

Angry.

Upset.

Sad.

Speechless.

Disappointment.

Frustrated.

Hurt.

Weak.

Overwhelmed.

…Wow. If I felt all that at the same time I would be overwhelmed too.

How does that make you feel feeling all the way you do?

Like I’m not in control of my results.

Ok…now based on what you know and blog about even over at blogspot how true is that?

…It’s of course an incorrect definition of what I’m experiencing but I can’t deny I’m feeling FANTASTIC when I aint.

You’re quite right about that one. As optimistic as we would like to be, sometimes we need to call a spade a spade right?

That’s for damn sure!

Indeed. But I’m sure you would agree that if what you focus on expands, how much more of the negative things will you come up with if your focus is ON the negatives? A lot more isn’t it?

…Ja sure.

How much better would you feel if you were to take your focus and momentum OFF what you don’t want – because I’m certain you don’t want things to remain as they are since they aren’t getting you any where – and ON to the things you DO want?

Ja man but it’s not easy man!

Yeah because you’ve gotten so used to feeling hurt that you’ve become loyal to pain than you are of pleasure?

You feel you don’t deserve to feel pleasure so you would rather feel pain because that’s a feeling you are more familiar with? As in that is your comfort zone?

Just because you’re nothing speaking to me doesn’t mean I can’t read your thoughts ne?

I guess I’ve hit a nerve so for publishing purposes slowly…and gently let go of the pain you are feeling right now – as frightening as letting go may seem to you right now – and share your thoughts with Me…

…I feel safer in the pain.

I know. This is because pain has protected you in the pass right? I mean why get rid of something that works right?

…But it’s not working.

And why is that?

Because things don’t go my way at the end of the day.

Is it? Ok. So how can we begin to change things so that they turn around for us?

By beginning to let go of limited self image I have for myself and reaching over to a better self concept of myself.

Even if I fall at least I would have tried.

Because holding on to my old self is costing me in money and emotionally and physically…

Always ask: ‘What is this I am feeling?’

‘Could I accept it and allow it?’

‘Could I let this go?’

‘Would I let this go?’

‘When?’

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The Art of Letting Go

Sometimes you need to let go.

Ideally this “letting go” process should be an every day thing.

I think it’s because in most cases letting go is part of a healing process.

Especially when holding on is doing more bad than good.

This guy made an example of holding on to a pen.

The tighter the grip and the longer you grip it, the higher the chance of it hurting your hand.

Same goes for everything else.

It’s a scary thought letting go of things you’ve gotten used to making you feel pain.

In theory yes we want to feel pleasure but the fear of loss is greater than the need to gain.

So make it a gradual release.

One inch at a time.

One finger at a time.

One day of a time.

I love you.

Thank you.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Be A Serial Optimist

“No one has power over you unless you give it to them, you are in control of your life & your choices decide your own fate.”
~ A Tweet from @TheGodLight

You must always look for the silver lining.

You must always look for the good in all things.

And this must be done BEFORE shit hits the fan.

Because it’s easier to set the sails of your boat, your mind, in calm waters.

(So practice when the going is good.)

It’s another matter when the same boat needs setting in a storm.

(Now you implement when the going is rough.)

You could look away and tell yourself, “There’s no storm. There’s no storm. There’s no storm.”

Because that’s not the truth of the matter when your emotions feel that there’s nothing BUT storm about you.

“What you resist will persist.”
~ Carl Jung

Accept the storm.

Allow the storm.

Then look into how you could build the momentum of moving yourself through the storm.

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
~ Winston Churchill

Complaining and taking persist action towards improving your situation is better than just complaining while sitting on your hands.

“Take MASSIVE, consistent, action.”
~ Anthony Robbins

I love you.

Thank you.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Worst Case Scenario: What If The Internet Were To Shut Down?

These Mayans 2012 predictions couldn’t have come a better time, if only the movie “2012” could have been released in 1984 neh? It would have made the “predictions” less believable, Internet and all.

The Internet shutting down?? I know, I know the likelihood of that happening are slim to none, just like how that crazy scientist proposed how the world is in actual fact not the center of the universe.

Just thought I should probe your mind a little, in the very sober holiday season state you are in.

How well insured are you against something of that magnitude happening though?

Can you use your online skills offline as well?

Maybe I just idolize the past but I believe that one needs to include diversification in the way one sees the Internet also.

So that just like the world ended in the year 2000 & the Mayans prediction comes true, we would have in our possession hard copies of the fun stuff we posted on the net.

I hate to say it, but come to think about it, if people buy into these predictions like they did the millennium craze, enough to influence other spineless crowd followers into fear, then I have no choice but to capitalize on this unfounded fear of death like I know other corporates will.

And knowing what the media is capable of – see Zeitgeist Movie – I am sure they will play their part in trying to make us run around like headless chickens while reaping the rewards of our staged vulnerability, as short term as it might be.

Who knows, maybe they will prolong this fear by leaking rumors of how one can’t be really certain WHEN the world would end (remember the fun the media had in issuing the “war on terrorism”), holding us in the state of uncertainty while finding a way to vacuum clean our pockets.

If you teach a large enough crowd how to fear, then you will always have control over them.

The modern day version of mass dictatorship.

Online journals should have offline versions.

Notes on your “crack”berry must be written out for you to see whether the battery in on or off.

Something to re-awaken your senses, to make you feel human again, something you can touch, smell, taste, hear, and see.

Interacting with another human being instead of feeling repelled by them. Having a fear of crowds but no minding participating within a forum of a million or more people globally.

Relationships are key, heavens, you might even realize that they are the link to everything else. As in the state of your overall relationships are the result of the state of your finances and your health.

When chaos abounds within your life or/ and body remembering the fundamentals could save your life. That in how we are human BEINGS and not human DOINGS.

Slow down.

Close your eyes.

Take a deep breath in and feel yourself taking a slow, deliberate breath out.

And see things (life) from a different love (light, same thing).

Yours in eternal peace, and ever-flowing joy,

Musa

PS. Yes, with all things said “2012” is quiet entertaining, if Sci-Fi and thriller and killer graphics are your thing.

I absolutely love the ending though when the world…nah, what a spoiler that would be. Grab a copy retailing at Amazon.com for $14.99 at the time of this posting, if you don’t have one already or the DVD rentals are out of stock, to know what I meant about the awesome, awesome ending.