“We operate off internal maps of reality, not off reality. A map is a representation of a territory, as such, it cannot be the same as the territory, nor can it include all that which makes up the territory. It is only representation. It ‘re-presents’ something else.
As such, elements or components will be deleted, minimized or distorted. It isn’t the same as the ‘real thing’. It is a mental, subjective construct, of the outer. We are aware of it through our senses, and from our beliefs, values, memories and such.
Our subjective mental map may, or may not be very accurate at all. Many of us forget we are operating from maps and mistake them as the real deal. This is how a popular phrase came to be. ‘You order the food from a menu. You don’t eat the menu.’ Well, do you?
Eat The Food Not The Menu – The Map Is Not The Territory
The menu is a representation of promised food offerings to come. Get it? So, what holds us back, are our own limitations. What stops us, are inner blocks and fears or worries about the outer, which may or may not even apply, though its reasonable to assume, they could.
It is our perception of reality. If our perception changes is there a difference? If a man, inside a prison cell feels free, then he experiences freedom, while others see him as imprisoned. What is ‘the’ reality? Whose reality counts? What does ‘reality’ serve to do?
It is a weak analogy, but my point is, never let your thoughts about reality, prevent you from being the best you you can be. What if it were different and the person is actually free, yet imagines himself imprisoned? He feel in prison, yet, others see him as free. Get it?
Limitations Exist Only In The Mind – What You Focus On Expands
Both of these examples occur frequently in life. Some bust through apparent blocks, others are stopped by the invisible fears and worries. What is the truth? My guess is, for the individual, it is whatever they think it is. Free or not. They determine reality.
Get it? Reality is a mental construct we each individually create, and, to an extent, share some overlap. Someone, will ask the obvious ill-formed question, ‘then if I believe I can fly should I jump off a roof?’ No. If your wise, you stand on the ground and attempt to take off.
Everyone will come to their own conclusions. That is how it should be. Each person decides their own truth. Can we make it snow or stop snowing by thinking about it? Personally, I wouldn’t waste my time. Though, it is a matter of what is important to you, not me.
Whether You Think You Can Or You Cant You Are Right
Still, I wouldn’t let thoughts about an economy, or the world, prevent me from attempting to move forward. Someone once said, ‘the only limitations there are, exist in one’s own mind.’ Napoleon Hill stated. ‘If you can conceive it, and believe it, you can achieve it.’
Whether you do or not, is completely up to you. Whether, or not, you can first imagine it, believe you can do it, and then attempt it, is up to you. If those three things are in place, you CAN achieve it, but you have to work at it. Mindset is first. Effort is second. It is up to you.
Those who say it cannot be done, of course, are correct too. For them! They can’t imagine it, don’t believe it, so they won’t attempt to achieve it. That is their reality or their truth. Neither case is ‘the’ truth. It simply is what it is. Limitations exist only in the mind!
If You Can Conceive It And Believe It You Can Achieve It
I like to keep things simple and as straightforward as possible. Henry Ford said, ‘whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.’ . I think that says it all, about everything. So the question really is a matter of good taste and time. What do you want in life?
Some waste time, trying to do silly things. Yet, we can spend our time well. What gives us the most bang for our buck? Would learning to fly from the ground up without assistance be that, or would learning how to be happy and successful and live the life of your dreams?
Which is more important is where the person will spend their time. If one chooses to fly, so be it. That is their choice at this time on their path, and it’s not really for me to judge. I feel the same with regard to the other proposition. Each person will do, or not, what they do.
You Become What You Think About Most Frequently
So, when it comes down to it, it is personal. The person will decide for themselves, where they are on their journey. While I may have an opinion about how they are spending their time, they won’t be able to hear it, until they are able to hear it. I hope you get this point.
So my opinion doesn’t actually matter. Arguing with them is fruitless, perhaps. When it is right, they will get it. Whenever, that is. It isn’t for me to judge them either way. I think of it this way. I can invite everyone to a party. Those who come, do so. Those who don’t, don’t.
I don’t need to be concerned with who does what. I made the invitation and the choice is in their hands. It is up to them what they do with it. Same applies to how people use their consciousness to evolve. It’s not up to me, but up to each person. How are you doing?
What You Think See And Say Is What You Get – You Create It
What do you believe? What do you attempt? What do you allow to hold you back? If you could change it, would you? If so, why haven’t you? When will you, if not today? The answer to these is part of that mental map. Thoughts, thought habits, beliefs and what you value.
If you can conceive it, imagine the possibility, and believe you can accomplish it, that it IS possible for you, then you can or could achieve it, if you go after it, relentlessly until you get it. Get it? You make it happen, or you don’t. That is it, in a nutshell, so to speak.
I have found, the most rewarding journey is one that is predominantly based in hope, in optimism and in gratitude for everything. When we live appreciating who we are, all of our experiences, what we have, and the journey, becomes wonderful. We are free to become nearly anything we choose. It is a mindset, an attitude and a heart thing. We feel good and we do more. This is why I say, celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes
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