SOS BOOK (Chapter 3.17) Overcoming our doubts so we can help ourselves & others
WE CAN REPURPOSE OUR DOUBT.
We will always have some doubts. It’s part of our human makeup. But we could instead repurpose this tendency to doubt for OUR GOOD! Our questioning nature can be used in a positive way! We can use this predisposition to search for new solutions and new ways forward, instead of sabotaging our progress.
WE CAN OVERCOME CONDITIONED SCEPTICISM.
Many of us have been socially conditioned to be sceptical of any new approach. Even worse, we have become more cynical regarding the intentions of others. Being sceptical and cynical has become quite the fashion! Our learned scepticism & cynicism spirals into self-doubt!
WE CAN AVOID MAKING EXCUSES.
In addition, many of us have lives that are already overloaded. So, it’s hard to find time for something new. It’s easy to find reasons or justification to stop our personal development! Having a personal development plan can help defend against the temptation of making excuses. The importance of having a plan was initially discussed in Chapter 3.15.
TRUST THAT YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES.
You, the reader, have already demonstrated a searching and open nature!
You have also indicated determination & commitment, by reading this far.
You have already demonstrated your ability to succeed!
THE FIRST STEP OF THE PLAN IS CONTEMPLATION.
We could start by committing just 15 minutes per day for quiet contemplation & reflection. This is done in conjunction with utilizing some ‘background’ information, as explained in this book. Our procrastination, limiting behaviour & self-sabotage can thus be overcome!
THE SECOND STEP IS LEARNING HOW YOUR MIND WORKS.
Let’s further expand on our racing car analogy from Chapter 3.14. We wouldn’t expected to fly around the racetrack like a Formula One expert on the first day!
As with any new car, we must first learn to understand the new instruments & controls. Then once you have enough confidence to overcome your self-doubt, you can finally put the key in the engine and start the car.
WE NEED AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL TO THE MACHINERY OF OUR MIND.
We have so much potential power and capacity! But the controls of our wondrous machine are very complex. It would however be helpful to have a simple manual to refer to, and some clear advice.
The mind training exercises discussed in this book acts like this missing instruction manual for your mind. This book can serve as a ‘users guide’ to how the machinery of your mind really works! We hope our style of instruction is inviting and user friendly. But the process should still be fun, challenging and even exciting.
THROUGH TRANSFORMATION, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
We all deserve the opportunity to create for ourselves that ultimate existence that we all so yearn for deep inside. Through the process of personal transformation we have the potential to achieve anything, absolutely anything, that we truly desire.
An exciting learning process and life-adventure awaits us ahead! The thrill of learning and the journey ahead, can be truly amazing.
WE ARE READY TO START THIS AMAZING JOURNEY, RIGHT NOW!
We are ready to start this process now! We only need to take the first step, because we can fine tune as we go. To begin, you just need the openness, the commitment and the desire to do so. That courage and wisdom confirms our heart-felt agreement to the process of transformation.
FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL:
PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION BENEFITS ALL HUMANITY.
We should all have admiration for those embarking on their personal inner quest. These people are the greatest hope for our humanity. Not only are they improving their own internal capacity, but they also contribute positively to the human collective.
By raising their quality of thinking, they are ALSO raising the consciousness of ALL humanity. They are helping others break free from the suffering that exists in our world.
YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS POSITIVE GLOBAL CHANGE.
May you find within yourself whatever it takes to start this ultimate quest. So much is at stake and there is so much opportunity for positive change.
Next, in Chapter 4, we go into more detail on the specific strategies we can use to succeed in this quest.