Yesterday’s email, 500 Million Americans to Lose Spare Tires, rattled a few cages while making a great many others laugh out loud. In the process I discovered a “new measuring stick” that some readers use for determining a writer’s emotional state while writing.
It goes like this: If I agree with what you write or say, then you’re positive. If I don’t agree with you, then you’re negative.
And so, while most people understood my “tongue in cheek” humor – others got very, very upset – began name calling, hurling invective and sarcasm, while telling me that I am a “sore loser” – that I am angry, hurt, negative – and so on.
Man, I wish these same people could have seen the Cheshire grin I had on my face when I wrote the piece. In fact, I’m still chuckling. I’m even laughing out loud.
The day we can’t poke fun of our politicians – and I took no sides yesterday, naming everyone from Bush to Pelosi and Quayle (or is it Quail), I did so with great delight.
Which of these people do I rally behind.
The answer: None.
What do I believe in, then?
I believe that in order to achieve the results you want in life, you must focus forward and backward, as well as to each side.
Six directions, actually. Above your head, beneath your feet, to the right, to the left – in front and in back.
This is known as awareness training. And when you increase your awareness, you increase your chances for success – not to mention survival.
Did you know, for example, that the vast majority of Americans believe your chances of surviving a plane crash are practically nil? We look at the Miracle on the Hudson as an aberration from the norm.
Yet, it’s not. Most people survive plane crashes. The statistics show that 95.7% of those in a crash survive.
But what if the passengers felt the pilot and flight attendants were being negative when they let everyone know they were going down? What if they slept through the crash – or drank themselves drunk to avoid thinking about it?
Would this increase or decrease the odds of survival?
Being aware of the negative increases your chances of survival. Coloring everything as positive increases the chances you won’t.
Believe me, I am a man who focuses on the positive. But I wouldn’t be successful as an athlete, martial artist and writer if I ONLY looked at the positive. The so-called negative is there for a reason – and if you use your mind intelligently, you can transmute it into something of value, if you’re willing to ACT.
You may think I’m being negative when I say this – but I don’t care. We’re living in very strange times right now, economically, politically and so on.
And there’s no better time than right NOW to get yourself into great physical and mental condition.
Keep your mind focused on what you want – but don’t be so positive that you ignore the negatives. Success is a process of correcting mistakes and continually realigning yourself toward what you want.
Success begins inside your mind and body. That’s why it’s so important to take good care of yourself. And it’s why I create programs that strengthen the connection between them.
Follow what I teach and you won’t just feel positive – you’ll start moving toward what you want while keeping the things you don’t want at bay.
Right now the program I’m recommending to you is my Dao Zou system.
This program will increase your psychic awareness and tune you into what is going on like nothing else. You’ll be following the classic kung fu saying, “Look forward – listen backward” when you train this way.
Do this right now as you’re sitting in your chair – and see how it immediately changes your perspective and awareness of everything.
By the way, you can get the Dao Zou program for half-off by typing the number ‘2009’ into the coupon code when you place your order.
In fact, you can do the same for any other informational product I have on this website.
P.S. A book that I heartily recommend is “The Survivors Club” by Ben Sherwood. It’s a riveting read that lays out the psychology and physicality of those who survive the worst of times as well as the worst events known to man.