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No Thought = No Problem

I’m back from vacation from the internet.  What did I learn?  I can’t tell you, you need to go and do it for yourself.  I was actually surprised by the amount of comments I received that said “I could never do that, you are brave!”

Short and sweet.  You cannot control everything – if you think you can you are a fool.

Don’t be too attracted to money, in fact, forget about it for a while.  Imagine what you would do with your life if we lived in a society where everyone is forced to live in a cardboard box and cars don’t exist.  Or, if you had enough money and never had to work another day of your life again, what would you do?

Just stop buying stuff.  They are all liabilities.  You are fine the way you are.  You can get the hot girl or the man of your dreams.  Your family will respect you.  Your friends, you can tell them that they are losers.  The only person that matters when it comes to judging your own life is you.  Think it’s hard to separate yourself from the judgement of others?  Realize that they are the one’s who have constructed their own hell on earth and are trying to drag you out of heaven.  Go read C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce for more of what I’m talking about.  His argument, even as a devout Catholic, is that heaven and hell are on Earth.

You might also remember such a thought at the beginning of Think and Grow Richwhere Carnegie talks about Al Capone:

“I have spent the best years of my life giving people the lighter pleasures, helping them have a good time, and all I get is abuse, the existence of a hunted man.”

Sound like someone you know?  Don’t let people who create hell on earth for themselves and others phase you.  You can withstand their presence and deny them.

I’ve figured out what I would do if I never had to work a single day for the rest of my life.  There are several things in fact.  At first it is a very difficult thing to imagine, but let it sink into your subconscious and the ideas will start flowing out.  You will know it when it hits you, it will just make sense, no matter how much people tell you otherwise.

Be like Forrest Gump.  You don’t need to be smart to succeed.  Let life carry you naturally from one place and person to another, and then grasp onto something with all your life and you will leave from it a better person.  This is what I think is meant in the movie when he says he thinks our lives are a combination of destiny and making our own destinies.

Shrimp boat captain, army general, football player, whatever – nothing is going to fulfill you 100%.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t give 100%.  Why think about whether or not you should do a good job?  Is that even a valid question in a personal development blog?  Of course you should do a good job, even as a janitor.

Be thoughtless in your life situations.  Don’t analyze why you are where you are too much.  Do a good job always and keep your mind focused on good feelings.  Do you even really need to be ultra successful to be happy?  Do you need to be the CEO, big time blogger, or whatever to be happy?  In fact, would that cause more of a burden on you?

I have found true happiness in lightness of being.  True happiness in love.  True happiness in adventure.  True happiness in hard and honest work.  These things make my life go around.  After all, that is the point of personal development, finding how to live the best life you possibly can, and being the best version of yourself you can.

Get lost.  Forget success.  Find happiness, then spread it.

Yeah, even that one thing that made you happy once.  Even that.  There is nothing wrong with it.  It is right for you.