Unthought knows are those things we know about ourselves but forget somehow.
These are the dreams we have lost sight of or the truths we sense but don’t say out loud.
We may be afraid of acknowledging the unthought know to other people because we are afraid of what they might think.
Even more often, we fear what the unthought known will then mean for ourselves and our lives.
Read today that if the character in the movie doesn’t know what he/she wants, then the movie drags.
The same is true for our lives.
No person in their right mind pays to watch a person hang or chill through life.
If you’re not experiencing any kind of conflict in life, you are clueless as to what you want in life.
Conflict is the essence of a great story. A great movie.
Often a great movie that inspires has a character that faces a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, a conflict.
Then the movie tells an amazing & yet inspirational story of how that specific character overcomes the odds, obstacles and reigns triumphant over the conflict.
This moves people.
Moves them to tears.
Stirs their soul for greatness.
Awakens an insatiable thirst for dream, passion & purpose.
You were born with a purpose.
You were created to overcome all odds & obstacles.
You are called to be an inspiration for those only you can touch & awaken.
How many of us have become drunks and drug addicts, developed tumors and neuroses, succumbed to painkillers, gossip, and compulsive cell-phone use, simply because we don’t do that thing that our hearts, our inner genius, is calling us to?
If tomorrow morning by some stroke of magic every dazed and benighted soul woke up with the power to take the first step toward pursuing his or her dreams, every shrink in the directory would be out of business.
Prisons would stand empty.
The alcohol and tobacco industries would collapse, along with the junk food, cosmetic surgery, and infotainment business, not to mention pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and the medical profession from top to bottom.
Domestic abuse would become extinct, as would addiction, obesity, migraine headaches, road rage, and dandruff.
- from The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Started my 2012 New Year’s Resolution today. :)
Yes, started my resolutions for the 2012 TODAY!
Because there are some principles & steps we need to follow in order to be successful in turning our “dream” into “action”.
What are they?
- 1st: We need to start living our resolution within 3 days of making it.
- 2nd: Then we need to continue living for 21 straight days.
- 3rd: Then what started as a “resolution” becomes a “habit”.
- 4th: And “habit” enables us to continue our resolution without even thinking about it like “brushing our teeth” & “taking a shower” in the morning. (well, at least for some of us anyway) :D
Did you know that as many as 90% of attempts at New Year’s Resolution FAIL every single year?
Do you know why?
Because many have “tried to implement” changes on January 1 instead of giving themselves plenty of time for them to “create good habits” from the previous year.
So, here I am, On Day 1 of my New Year’s Resolution for the New Year!
I’ve planned & carefully created an “ideal weekly schedule” of 2012 and gave myself enough room for changes.
In the “ideal weekly schedule” I’ve included the goals (very specific goals) that will be accomplished through a very specific lifestyle.
So, for the next 21~31 days, by God’s grace, I’ll be implementing a lifestyle, which will create habits, that will feel natural (and kind of weird if I don’t live it) when the New Year begins.
Ever wonder why all of us are constantly distracted?
Why we almost always find ourselves procrastinating & cramming through life?
Here’s a thought:
Distractions are satan’s way of telling us that there is something we should be doing & preparing for right now.
That God has a plan for our lives and he(satan) doesn’t want us to find out.
When we say stuff like:
- Screw it.
- I don’t give a damn.
- Who the **** cares?
Satan kind of smiles and pats his little demon on the back and says something like, “one down, 2,537 more to go”.
It’s kind of like a scene in a movie when a person is “stalling” someone to help someone else steal something from his office.
The “staller” is doing everything he can to distract, stall, prevent this other person from going into the office.
Kind of like the demon (sent by satan) ‘stalling’ & ‘distracting’ you from what you really need to be doing. While satan, the thief, is stealing your dream, future and your eternal destiny with God.
- He gets you drunk.
- He gets you addicted.
- He gets you stay online.
- He gets you stuck on the screen.
- He gets you to stay in your bed.
So, next time you’re distracted, think about what you’re being distracted from.