Law of Success: The Untold Secrets

Law of Success:  The Untold Secrets

“Dreams and Survival Thinking”

Dreams and Survival Thinking usually don’t exist in the same space. Dreams can’t even exist in the same sentence hardly. Dreams are those wonderful wishes that you would love to come true some day. Living in Southern France for six months, getting to know people there, and painting wonderful watercolor landscapes are some of my favorite dreams.

Everything man creates or acquires begins in the form of desire, that desire is taken on the first lap of its journey, from the abstract to the concrete, into the workshop of the imagination, where plans for its transition are created and organized.
–Napoleon Hill

Survival thinking and being comes when we are having challenging times, like when we are out of money or out of a job. When there is not enough gas in the car to get to work or money to catch a bus, and all you can think about is not having enough money; most of us fall into survival thinking and being. The embers of our desire seem like cold ashes and there is nothing to take into our imagination workshop. Our world is cold, flat, and hard.

The thing about the survival state of being is that our thinking contracts to a very small world. We are living in a period when there is a lot of focus on the economy. Unemployment is higher, foreclosures are higher, and people are more conservative about spending money. What is the story you are telling yourself about the economy and your personal finances right now? Is it anything like, “I better keep my head down, or I might lose my job?” Or “jobs are really hard to find right now?”

Don’t these last two paragraphs just eclipse any thoughts about going to the San Juan Islands and visiting Friday Harbor this weekend for example? Chances are the “what is” (of what is happening with the economy and how it affects you personally) has shifted you more into survival thinking.

To be successful means a shift to a whole different perspective. We can’t be thinking positive thoughts, if we are consumed by the contraction of negative thoughts. We can’t be reaching for a goal, if we are scared and afraid to reach out.

One thing I realized is that I forget my dreams, when I contract into survival thinking. When we are too tired, when we are stressed about some personal issues, when we don’t have enough money, sometimes when we are not physically well, we condense into the “what is” of our life, and forget that there is a great deal more on which we can focus.

Thrive and be Successful

You have to have bigger horizons on which to focus, if you want to be successful, and thrive. This past week I found a notebook where I had been writing down my dreams, goals, desires for the future. The notebook began with a list of fun things, and then had gotten overrun with quotes. So I went to the Dollar Store and bought another small notebook that I can keep all the time, and when I remember one of my dreams, I capture it in my little notebook.

As I have been writing them down, I realized that there were several things I could do this week and this month that could give me a flavor for my dream of painting in southern France. I can drive over to Anacortes to Deception Park and have a paint out all day in in the exquisite landscapes there. If I wanted, I could take the ferry next week to Guemes Island and for $5.00 have paint out in the San Juan Islands. Both of those activities are very doable and very inexpensive, and wonderfully exotic. Both of these have been available to me for a while, and I had forgotten that opportunity, because when I get into survival, I forget about doing things which help me to thrive.

Dreams help us expand our horizon and remember there is more to our world than the current “what is.” Dreams help us imagine outcomes that we want. Dreams tantalize us to grow and expand. Dreams can help us hope and expect our dreams to come true. Imagining what it will feel like to have our dreams come true is an essential step towards success. Almost every person who has performed as an actor or musician, had dreams of standing on stage with a microphone and having everyone listen to them. Imagining paves the way to success. Dreams are the precursors to imagining. You have to have something to imagine. Those desires and dreams let us go a little soft inside and let go of the hardness that comes with scarcity and survival.

Next time we will talk about some strategies to help capture our dreams. Until then, know that your dreams of what may be are critical to making them come true. And if you are so inclined, click on some of the colored text in this blog, and it will take you to other articles that are related. Remember. You are so much more than what you seem right now!

Please leave your name and contact information if you wish to receive to receive a free ebook giving specific tips to support your journey to success. Include free ebook in the message box.

Thanks for stopping by.

∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞

Law of Success
  1. (required)
  2. (valid email required)
 

cforms contact form by delicious:days

dreams,survival thinking,imagine

Be Sociable, Share!

6 Responses to ““Dreams and Survival Thinking””

  1. Law of Success: The Untold Secrets » Blog Archive » “LAW OF SUCCESS; WHAT ARE THE UNKNOWN STEPS?”
    May 17th, 2010 19:42
    1

    […] complete some of what the Secret left out will revealed to you! Click on the most recent posts. Dreams and Survival Thinking Law of Success Thirteen Proven Steps to Riches Law of Success Strategies Self Confidence and the […]

  2. Law of Success: The Untold Secrets » Blog Archive » Recognize and Accept Dreams
    June 15th, 2010 18:47
    2

    […] juice and thoughts that are possible and actions you might take. Action of any kind is Step Three. When our dream shrink or get forgotten, we lose our imagination, our thinking gets small, our perspective […]

  3. Law of Success: The Untold Secrets » Blog Archive » Dare to Dream
    August 6th, 2010 14:30
    3

    […] direction of your dream. See what happens when you get lost in the contraction of worry and stress (Dreams and survival thinking). Hold your dreams as special. See Recognize and Accept […]

  4. Law of Success: The Untold Secrets » Blog Archive » New Year Resolutions
    December 31st, 2010 16:17
    4

    […] We give ourselves freedom to dream, and we set goals, both realistic and unrealistic.  It may be to take up some form of exercise, to […]

  5. Law of Success: The Untold Secrets » Blog Archive » Burning Goals
    May 29th, 2012 15:10
    5

    […] to Dream Burning Desire Recognize and Accept Dreams Dreams and Survival Thinking New Years Resolutions (Vision Boards) Setting Daily Intention Vision and the Laws of Success Goal […]

  6. Law of Success: The Untold Secrets » Blog Archive » What Two Ingredients Put You Into Flow?
    February 10th, 2015 01:45
    6

    […] Survival Thinking Raise your Vibration and Go Up the Emotional Scale Survival and Contracting Dreams and Survival Thinking […]

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.


This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news



Entrepreneur

3 Learnings from the Teacher-turned-entrepreneur Jack Ma
Entrepreneur
Before starting Alibaba, Ma faced the rejections from 30 jobs and decided to start an Internet-based company. At the Forum, Ma said, that he did not know about technology and had no idea about how a business can be run, but he was confident about one ...

and more »



IrishCentral

The benefits of running an online casino business from Ireland
IrishCentral
You should source a lawyer in Ireland familiar with online gambling law to discuss the finer details of how and if this can all be possible. Or you can check out starting an affiliate online casino business website which is a little less tricky - but ...




Business MattersBusiness Matters

Getting the finance to start your own online business
Business MattersBusiness Matters
Starting an online business is something that many people are keen to do as it offers so many benefits, both financial and otherwise. However, some people find that there is a major issue that prevents them from launching their own business – money ...




The Boston Globe

The Mass. taxman cometh — for online retailers
The Boston Globe
Some Internet vendors were unsure how the state Department of Revenue would interpret the Supreme Court's Wayfair decision in June. DOR just issued a memo to address the uncertainty, essentially telling them to start forking over sales taxes — for the ...

and more »



Silicon Valley Business Journal

'Queen of the Internet' Mary Meeker to start own VC firm in split from Kleiner Perkins
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker, the venture capitalist known as the "Queen of the Internet" for her sweeping annual predictions about the future of the web, is spinning out her own investment fund and taking three of the firm's other investors ...
Mary Meeker, internet's 'queen,' leaving Kleiner Perkins to start own fundSan Francisco Chronicle
Mary Meeker, the legendary internet analyst, is leaving Kleiner PerkinsRecode

all 36 news articles »



Global Internet of Things Security Market 2018-2022: Market to Grow at a CAGR of 48.77% - Rising Number of M&A ...
Markets Insider
View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-internet-of-things-security-market-2018-2022-market-to-grow-at-a-cagr-of-48-77---rising-number-of-ma-and-growing-investment-in-start-ups-300716900.html.

and more »



Los Angeles Times

Orthodontists aren't smiling about teeth-straightening start-ups
Los Angeles Times
Two key factors are driving growth of the tele-orthodontics business. More sophisticated 3-D printing now enables companies to use digital scanning to create custom-made clear plastic aligners and retainers, which are replacing the metal braces used by ...




Business Insider

The company behind the internet's most popular bomber jacket proves it can do all types of fall coats — here are ...
Business Insider
Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. ... Founded in 1957 as Dobbs Industries, the Knoxville-based brand got its start as a subcontractor making outwear for the U.S. Department of Defense. Two ...




CNBC

Former Google CEO predicts the internet will split in two — and one part will be led by China
CNBC
At the event, economist Tyler Cowen asked about the possibility of the internet fragmenting into different sub-internets with different regulations and limited access between them in coming years. ... In a separate discussion last night between Schmidt ...

and more »



Southeast Missourian (blog)

5 Tips to Jump-Start Your Online Business
Southeast Missourian (blog)
We live in an e-commerce society. If you want to use the internet to make money, you must be savvy. Keeping up with the trends and making sure you do everything correctly can be the difference in making a small fortune or not making a dime. While it's ...


Google News

Copyright © 2008 ofsuccesslaw.com All rights reserved.
http://ofsuccesslaw.com/ The Untold Secrets of Success