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    I posted this waaaay back in 2001 on MT, thought it'd make a good initial post here as well.


    Where do you go for inspiration and motivation?

    I've read the Tao, the Art of War and Book of 5 Rings and found the information to be invaluable. Course, I also take heart from other sources too.

    From Gladiator - "What we do in Life, echoes in Eternity"
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    Ric Flair - "Whether you like it or not, you've got to learn to Love it"
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    my last training partner - "Duck stupid!"

    What keeps you going or helps keep you going when you just wanna stay in bed?
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    I find my inspiration from the bible. It's loaded with promises. I just wish someone woulda told me to "Duck stupid!"

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    The thought that when the day comes that I may need my training, it will be after I've layed off for several weeks, etc. That would suck.

    Oh...and BTW....
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    Where do I "go" for inspiration & motivation? I needent go anywhere, these things are already within me.... Besides, when you seek it you cannot find it
    The above is just my opinion.

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    I generally spend a little time with my kenpo videos.

    I watch some very skilled people practicing their art and I am reminded of where I want to be for myself.

    I am reminded that I am striving for excellence and I, uh, have a little ways to go.

    As far as inspiration in other areas, I just open my email and there is usually something there that reminds me why I do what I do. The universe always provides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Hubbard View Post
    Where do you go for inspiration and motivation?
    Depends on which type of inspiration and motivation I'm after.

    Many times, I need to "get shxt done" and I really do not feel like doing it.

    It still needs to get done.

    So I'm very good at self-hypnosis.

    I go into a relaxed physical state.
    Then into a relaxed mental state.
    Then I deepen both states.
    I then go into my own laboratory of the mind, and I devise a specific "segment Intending".

    i.e., "I feel lazy. I don't want to feel lazy. I've got shxt I need done. So I'm going to count from 1 to 5 on the count of 5 my eyes will open, I will feel fine feeling better than before, I will be totally focused on task XXX, and it is so. 1....2...3...on the count of 5 my eyes will open I will be feeling fine feeling better than before, totally focused on tast XXX, and it is so...4...5, Open your eyes, feeling fine feeling better than before, and I am now focusing on tast XXX and it is so!"

    I get get up from the meditation chair and get to work on that book, or the new mind map for the seminar, or which ever task I choose to work on.

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    [quote=Celtic_Crippler;57015]The thought that when the day comes that I may need my training, it will be after I've layed off for several weeks, etc. That would suck.

    Yep,

    Fear of defeat, or of not performing up to standards is a very powerful "away-from" propulsion system.

    It's one that I also use to get me better than the "average bear".

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    Quote Originally Posted by crane557 View Post
    I find my inspiration from the bible. It's loaded with promises. I just wish someone woulda told me to "Duck stupid!"
    I do like some of Proverbs much, especially the parts about "Wisdom is the principle thing and with thy wisdom get thee thy understanding".

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Hubbard View Post
    Where do you go for inspiration and motivation?
    I've read the Tao, the Art of War and Book of 5 Rings and found the information to be invaluable.
    I actually program myself with theta brain wave unitification when I am confused about something.

    Then I set my segment intending to go into a relaxed form of transderivation search processes to give me the path I need but am confused about.

    Then I'll go into one of my four big home libraries and pick up a book, a book that "naturally" catches my eye, and "feels good when I look" at it.

    And somewhere in that book I will find the answer to my confusion...

    ...regardless of whether it is a Mickey Spillane book, a Gordon Dickson book, or "think and grow rich" by Napoleon Hill.

    When you look for what "you WANT", you find it.

    And when you look for more confusion you also find it. Most people just get more and more confused.

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