Storming the Wall
Today JasonGB is seeking some ideas on how to handle the resistance that comes from being in the program for a while and not seeing the desired results. Well that's one of those questions that's been around for centuries and what I want to do here is pick a few ideas that have worked for me and many others.
First I'll repeat what I told Jason. Leoemery in a recent blog included a quote from Calvin Coolidge on persistence. Coolidge was one of our very best presidents and this quote is so hot it will burn your fingers. Write it on a 3x5 and review it at least 3x a day:
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
The truth of this statement came screaming across at me from the early part of the last century and the power of those words slammed into me like a broadside from a massive cannon. I would urge everyone to write them down and internalize them.
A second tool that has been around longer than coonskin hats is the affirmation. But there is a twist that makes them even more powerful. It is the "I am". There is a biblical connection here. You might want to explore. But if you begin your affirmation with "I am....... and then add what you wish For example, "I am a great webmaster", "I am a great writer", "I am a frog"---just kidding. You get the drift.
If you want to maximize the affirmations, write them down and repeat them at least 3x daily. The last time before you turn out the lights. This gives your subconscious something to work with while you sleep. Keeps the little bugger busy and out of trouble. What you are doing is reprogramming out all the goop you have picked up over the years.
A third idea, again none of this is mine, but I am (no pun intended) clever enough to know value when it kicks me in the flank.
There is a young woman, username is Pattucker, in our group. She is extraordinarily prolific in producing the type of prose that makes you want to climb up and dance on the roof, sort of like a fiddler. Her work seems to pinpoint problems and offer sound solutions and is quite comforting in a world that acts like it just sucked on a huge lemon but can't
figure out how to make the lemonade. Look her up.
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