After I finished my early morning workout
yesterday – my wife asked me if I wanted to
go take a look at the new condo we bought
several months ago.
“It’s finished,” she said. “Wait til you see the
view of the ocean.”
Now, just so you know, in China, when someone
says your new condo is finished – they really mean
that Part One is finished.
Part One means that you’ve been given access to
your new abode. You receive a set of keys – and off
you go. In our case, it’s up we go – all the way to the
24th floor of an exquisite high-rise with a view, not only
of the ocean – but the sparklingl lights of downtown as well.
Once you unlock the door and set foot into what will soon be
a new dwelling place – you are hit with the reality that Part Two
What do I mean?
Well, in China – when you purchase a new home – all you are
purchasing is the space, the view and whatever amenities go
along with being in the community. That’s it.
To give even more clarity to the matter – this means that you
are opening a door and entering a place that is nothing but
cement flooring and walls. You’ll need to furnish it with everything
you think a home needs – including the flooring. Will you get tile,
wood or carpet?
Oh, and you’ll need sinks, toilets and showers, too. Not to mention
a heater, an air conditioning system, lights and more.
Essentially, you get nothing but a blank box – with a view.
Think about this for a moment. How very different this is from
buying a home in the U.S.
Yet, at the same time, this is the perfect way to look at your own
mind – and how you can use it to craft your future.
Upon birth you receive a brain. And as you grow others help fill
your brain with all sorts of ideas; some good, some utterly foolish.
At a very early age you begin to trust some of what you are told – even
if it’s wrong; and you reject other things, even if they’re right. You
are in charge even if you feel like you’re not.
As an adult, if you’ve awakened from the trance of your youth, you
suddenly realize that YOU have a choice in virtually everything that
has to do with your life. You see that you can pick and choose whether
or not you want to believe what you were told as a youngster. You get
to look back and ask yourself, “In light of how my life is going, were
the things I was taught earlier in life really true?” Or, “If I keep living
the way I’m living now, am I going to be happy with the results I get
in the future?”
Regardless of what is currently in your mind – you can choose to step
into a new home – a new condo, if you will. You can choose the floor
you want to live on. And upon entering the condo – you can decide
WHAT is going where – and when.
You can choose the material goods you desire. And you can choose whom
you’re going to allow into your home. You can also choose the attitudes,
beliefs and thoughts that you will allow in this home – and you can sweep
everything else out.
When looking out the window of this home – you can decide to look at
the view – or you can simultaneously look at the view and consider a
vision of your future. You can pay attention to where you are NOW –
as well as where you want to be next.
It’s a wonderful thing – this mind we’ve been given. You can be in a
bad place and make a choice to get into a good place. Or you can be
in a good place and make a choice for an even better one. And so
on – into infinity.
Today, enter the “Condo of Your Mind” and start thinking of everything
you want to do, be or have.
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the whole ballgame. Nothing great is ever accomplished without proper
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