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To aid those who wish to see themselves as they really are, the following list of questions has been prepared. Read the questions and state your answers aloud, so you can hear your own voice. This will make it easier for you to be truthful with yourself….end of quote.
Hill goes on to ask 59 soul searching questions. Asking from almost every angle, each of the 6 basic fears are being revealed for every person that is truly looking for answers.
Quote: You have absolute control over but one thing, and that is your thoughts. This is the most significant and inspiring of all facts known to man! It reflects man's divine nature. This divine prerogative is the sole means by which you may control your own destiny. If you fail to control your own mind, you may be sure you will control nothing else.
If you must be careless with your possessions, let it be in connection with material things. Your mind is your spiritual state! Protect and use it with the care to which divine royalty is entitled…. End of quote.
Farther into the chapter he again launches almost 60 common alibis that we are far too familiar with.
Quote: People who do not succeed have one distinguishing trade in common. They know all the reasons for failure, and have what they believe to be airtight alibis to explain away their own lack of achievement.
Some of these alibis are clever, and a few of them are justifiable by fact. But alibis cannot be used for money. The world wants to know only one thing – have you achieved success?
Building alibis with which to explain away failure is a national pastime. The habit is as old as the human race, and is fatal to success! Why do people cling to their pet alibis? The answer is obvious. They defend their alibis because they create them! A man's alibi is the child of his own imagination. It is human nature to defend one’s own brainchild.
Life is a checkerboard, and the player opposite you is TIME. If you hesitate before moving, or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the board by TIME. You are playing against a partner who will not tolerate INDECISION!” end of quote.
Let’s get something straight….. We are trying to change things…. I say:…. look at my debt, I need a different car, we’re living in a rental, and we need more room, and that means more rent, I’m working long hours and can’t do much more, we haven’t had a holiday for how long, I’m getting stressed out,..... and on,......... and on,....... and on….
But that's not where we need to change things…...somehow, we need to change it on the “inside.”
Be viciously aggressive with yourself, and look at EVERY toxic behaviour in your life,ask yourself all the questions that Hill out lines. He says it will take at least a day to answer them all. When I am really honest with myself, I get a new revelation. And then, when I can say, I have:
-Nothing to protect
-Nothing to prove
-Nothing to hide
-Nothing to defend
Then I can say: Who do I choose to be!
Until you come to this, your energy will be consumed with:
Protecting, Proving, Hiding, and Defending.
But when you let go of all that, then you are “in creation”. You will begin to be as clay in the potter’s hand, the creation will be phenomenal. Remember, we are God’s highest creation, and nobody know’s how much we are capable of !!
Here is another question. When did you last celebrate your own success? Someone has said that we are under celebrated.
-I want someone to celebrate me more than I am celebrating myself.
-I want to hear thank you from others more than I am thanking myself.
-I want others to say I love you, more than I want to say I love myself.
The world is looking at my example and following my example of how to treat me, by seeing how I treat myself…..and then I wonder????... why are things happening to me as they are???
Try saying these three sentences in the morning, in the mirror to: myself
-I'm proud of you for: List 7 things that you deserve to be proud of.
-I forgive you for: Any thing in the past that went sideways, say them as they really are.
-I commit to you that: I will do today……
Do this for a month, and then reflect back , and see the growth, continue as long as you are feeling the balm of healing.
Rome was not built in a day, and sometimes do we get weary of the journey? I choose to look at all the blessings that come each day as I look ahead to the amazing path of opportunity.