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One Time For The Mind (Jewels for Higher Intelligence)

10 February 2010 3 Comments


I’ve been reflecting over the last few weeks on the power of quotations: how deep it is that a single sentence can encapsulate years of experience and a single phrase profound levels of truth. Check it:

Every man is my superior in some way…in that, I learn from him.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but hesitant to improve themselves. They therefore remain bound…” ~ James Allen

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” ~ Michael McGriffy, M.D.

The short term result of an action and the long term result of an action are typically different…and often opposite.” ~ Unknown

I respect quotes like this because I respect the level of wisdom they represent: the ability to simplify and condense knowledge into an expression anyone can understand. I even made a habit of making up a few of my own every morning when I first get up. (I suggest you do the same)

They’re not all that great, but they’re pretty good because I jot em down while I’m still in that deeper brainwave state of first waking up. Here’s some of the best:

Anytime you highlight something or focus on something
you invest your own consciousness into that thing.
So you’re analysis of a situation is more of a reflection of
yourself then anything else

Thought governs the interplay of physical forces.”

A powerful man makes good use of his mistakes…

If you’ve noticed, the majority of my facebook statuses for some time now have been “jewels” like this, and someone sent me a message a few days ago saying I should create a book of inspirational quotes for people.

I gave it some thought, but in my mind, if I were to do something like that, I’d have to annotate each jewel with some comments of my own — not only is it easy to misinterpret some of my favorites, but I’d also feel wrong selling somebody just a simple book of quotes (when you can do an internet search and find the same stuff for free.)

If I were to put something together, here’s an example of what it would look like (this is just a rough draft I typed up in a few minutes though):

Damn the bling-bling, cultivate your INNER-KING…
~ Dr. Phil Valentine


This is the type of wisdom nobody really wants to hear (because it means they can’t blame anybody for whatever it is their going through), but it’s the truth, so if you want to start making improvements, you have to accept it.

In all cases – increasing your income, improving your dating life, getting healthier, etc. etc. – it all boils down to a science of personal accountability

Time and time again, I find this to be true: The things I want to change and improve in my life ALWAYS have something to do with me learning a major lesson about how I’m conducting myself or how I’m thinking about a situation on a deeper level.

>> When I wanted to get out of depression, guess what I did…turn vegetarian.

>> When I wanted to become a better musician, guess what I did…spent less time around negative influences, and stopped letting myself be intimidated by people who were better then me.

>> When I wanted to improve my dating life, guess what I did… stopped looking for approval from other people (particularly women).

>> And now that I want to build a business following my passion, guess what I’m doing…manage my time and become more personally productive.

We could go on for days, but you get the point. I’d say about 85% of making an improvement in some major area of life is related to internal development of some sort, and only 10% to the actual skills and techniques involved in that particular thing.

So keep this in mind: life is a constant series of tests that’s meant to encourage you to become a better person internally, so think about things from that standpoint. Think about what a goal is trying to teach you on a subtle level about how you’re thinking and who you’re meant to transform into.

You’re an evolutionary entity: life is change, and positive change is evolution, so the more you can invest yourself into that approach towards things, the smoother your transitions will come. Trust me.


ps: “It takes about 10 years to get used to how old you are…
~ forget who that’s from.

More Science…
>> See the sidebar to the left called “Jewels” – I added some new ones
>> Do a google search for quotations on ___ (whatever you’re feeling).
>> Why Don’t We Use Our Brains? Are You REALLY Thinking for Yourself???
>> A Life Changing Perspective That Empowers You…


  • Nga Talmage said:

    Hi – It’s good to read such topical stuff on the Web as I have been able to discover here. I agree with most of what is written here and I’ll be returning to this website again. Thanks again for publishing such great reading material!!

  • Bryan Ogilvie (author) said:

    Thanks Nga >> I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m working on a “Recent Post” segment to put somewhere in the sidebar, so that should help too…

    Really, I’d like to set it up so that there’s a preview of all the latest posts as soon as you log in to the main page…working on it :)

    Thanks again,

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