This shift in mental posture aligns you more precisely with your goals. Once you decide that something is a priority, you give it tremendous emotional intensity, and by continually focusing on it, any resource that supports its attainment will eventually become clear. (p. 288)This makes more sense to me than magically "magnetizing" wealth into our lives. Simply put, when we focus on a question or problem our mind goes to work to find solutions. An example is when we car shop. We never noticed lime green VW Bugs before, but now that we're buying, everyone is driving one! That's your RAS at work.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
Awaken the Giant Within
A giant best seller. Almost everyone familiar with self-help is aware of Anthony Robbins and NLP (google it if you aren't). I was skeptical before reading Awaken the Giant Within, but am now impressed. Sprinkled with Christian verbiage, Tony doesn't syncretize beliefs, at least in this book. Very practical, great exercises, too many ideas to summarize with one quote, but I did find his explanation of our Reticular Activating System (RAS) helpful.