Think & Grow Rich Lessons
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Posted: 2021-12-01

Chapter 12 - The Subconscious Mind

Hill wrote: "Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. 
One or the other must dominate.  It is your responsibility to make sure that positive emotions 
constitute the dominating influence of your mind."

Responsibility in the Dictionary means, 
1.  the state of being the person who caused something to happen.
2.  a duty or task that you are required or expected to do, and
3.  something that you should do because it is morally right, legally required, etc.

We have all come across people who are always down, blaming everyone and anyone
for their circumstances.  These people have not taken responsibility for their own
lives by utilizing the positive emotions they could have that would dominate the
influence of their mind.  

It takes work to be positive, it takes being on guard like a soldier so that
the negative does not take over.  I guess a lot of people think it is too hard and
just don't want to bother.

Marcus Smart wrote "Everybody is responsible for their own actions. It's easy to point the finger 
at somebody else, but a real man, a real woman, a real person knows when it's 
time to take the blame and when to take responsibility for their own actions."

We have all also come across people who are always upbeat and positive looking for
the good in everything and everyone.  These are people who have taken responsibility
for their own lives and utilized positive emotions to make their lives better even 
though it takes work.  These are the people we want to connect with and share our lives

Eckhart Tolle wrote "Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable 
and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the 
situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility 
for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. 
Then accept the consequences." 

John C. Maxwell wrote "The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for 
our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up."

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