John Wiser Smyrna, TN, United States
Think and Grow Rich Lessons - Chapter 11: The Mystery of Sex Transmutation (Emotional Energy)
Nothing has powered myself to ambitious growth more than emotional energy, and the desire to please my wife over the past 10 years or so. Before I took this chapter into inventory of my mind, I didn't really realize the important of transmuting sex desire. I took a moment to reflect back on any of my accomplishments, no matter the greatness and realized that each of them were creative and ingenius; All fueled by the desire to please my true love. This second time around reading this chapter, I want to focus on the following:
"The meaning of the word 'transmute' is, in simple language, 'the changing, or transferring of one element, or form of energy, into another'"
Growing up, you could have read that quote to me over a thousand times, and I would have given you a blank stare and continued on with my quest to do things in my "knuckle-head" style that I was so accustomed to. I would have continued looking for ways to satisfy an insatiable desire through physical means and not understood that every great accomplishment in my life was because of the transmutation of that sexual energy into creativy that gave me the athletic ability, ease of learning, and so many other attributes that allowed me the ease of attaining practically anything I wanted and needed.
I look back, only as a reminder, and see almost an entire decade of my life spent in an insane effort to find something that was already inside of me by forcing unhealthy relationships based purely on physical attraction and lust. I do not regret any of this activity in the least, no. I do see this as lesson, and coupled with this chapter in TAGR, I am getting the full understanding of how to use this in the years that Hill refers to in this chapter in the following quote:
"The years between forty and fifty are, as rule, the most fruitful. Man should approach this age, not with fear and trembling, but with hope and eager anticipation."
These first 3 years of my forties have been quite fruitful in many aspects. I have found myself progressively moving through my coporate career, growing my network marketing business, and becoming more of a player than a sideline backup. My motivation did not come from fear. Not at all. I was actually quite excited to reach 40. In the lifestyle I had adopted in my mid twenties to early 30s, I did not really know if I would live to see 40. How amazing is it that I have a beautiful, loving wife and an amazing son? How exciting is it that I have began to rekindled a relationship with my eldest daughter, who will recently turn 20? What a rich life I have built, all because of desire to give my family a life of ease and choice?!
I am very thankful for this opportunity, not only to be a successful marketer... but to learn to become a better human being. This chapter has been one of the most influential chapters that has taught me something new each time I have read it.
Train your emotions, clear the chatter, allow the creativity to flow and be what you were born to be!
Because YOU Are Worth It,