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When I was a performing magician, I had a mentor in the art named Brent Braun, a genius of the theories of performing magic. One of the things I learned from him was that in a magic trick, the most important part is that moment of surprise, that moment when your spectator realizes that something impossible has just happened. The entire script, all the words and actions in the entire effect, should be sculpted to bring more power to the magic moment or moments in the effect.
You have a real passion and desire to do something, right? There are things you want out of life, things you want to achieve before you die. So why is it so hard? Why do there seem to be so many roadblocks? And why do you constantly waste time and make excuses? There is an answer to this, and there a force, inside or outside of us that doesn’t want you to succeed. Let’s dig into Steven Pressfield’s book The War of Art, and I’ll tell you 7 things – 3 things I learned, 3 things I’ll change in my life as a result of reading the book, and the 1 most important passage in the book. Let’s do this thing in 5-4-3-2-1
In the book Atomic Habits, James Clear teaches us that our goals are not going to bring about the success we want. Although it sounds like this flies in the face of all we have learned, don’t go anywhere, because the two go hand in hand. When you set a goal, that doesn’t mean it’s said and done. It’s just a goal. Until you start taking steps to reach the goal, it will not be achieved. The argument James makes here is that too many people focus on the goal, instead of the steps.
It’s common to hear someone use the excuse, “If I could just find more time…” – and if that’s what you need to do, forget it! You’re not going to find more time. There isn’t any more time to give out. There is no way to find more time.
Don’t get locked into the limited thinking that you just don’t know the right people. It’s easy to find a local group of people who are into personal development start meeting them, and choose that handful of people that you want to get to know. If you introduce yourself and someone takes no interest in getting to know you, you’re in luck! There’s more people to keep talking to and it takes effort, but you can find your success network.
I’ve read through the book Get Rich In 5 Hours by Joe Herbert three times, and I pick up something new every time I read it. I’ve been friends with Joe for a year now – after I read his book, and I know that the concept of the title has been something that bothers him off and on, because a lot of people have commented that it’s a “get-rich-quick” book. I can assure you from the very beginning, that this is not the case.
I find myself often wondering where I would be today if I had read pure, powerful, and positive material for 30 years instead of that other stuff. But we are where we are and when we are for a reason. If you are stuck, if you want to stretch, if you want to grow, if you want to become something more, there is a book for you out there. If you want to learn or get better at a skill, there is a book out there for you. Everything you want to do, have, or be is within your reach if you will just learn How to get it and keep going until you get it.
At the beginning it seems like it’s always arbitrary – it’s always a guess about how to apply the information. That’s because we, in our attempt to go with the flow of the normal negative, make things more difficult than they need to be. We add layers of complexity on top of complexity, confusing ourselves about what steps to actually take.
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