Secret Rule #3: Build your own Mental Picture!

November 16th, 2010
As always, I’m going to remind you and any new person visiting here, that to get the most from this blog, you need to print your copy of the 10 Secret Rules for Attainment and your I Am a Magnet posters. Consider framing them and hanging them where you will see them often. They are free. Visit: .
Now let’s get on with this week’s topic. I will now discuss number 3 in the 10 Secret Rules of Attainment. First before we get started, let me ask: “have you read the two previous articles concerning the first two rules”? “Are you reading the 10 Rules poster at least one time daily so you understand  the  overview and are internalizing its concepts”?
Although all 10 rules concern your mental imaging, rules 2 through 7 contain “mental picture” in its description. Previously we talked about the “making” of your mental picture. Now I will speak specifically about how your mental image and desires should be about what you, and not others around you, want.
How many of us know others who absolutely hate what they do for a living? Their mental picture definitely is not their own; they are living someone else’s dream. Sure, we find ourselves needing to provide income for our families. I’m here to tell you that when you are living in the way you are meant to live, things such as providing for our family become easier.  in all areas of your life, you’ll find  that you won’t have to work so hard to provide, and you’ll enjoy it!  
With just a bit of courage, you can step out and find that your talent(s) that has been bestowed upon you at birth, when nurtured will grow and provide you with more than enough abundance in all of the 8 areas (in rule one) that are desired and sought by you and every human being. When we know our own mental picture(s) clearly and live our own mental pictures life seems easier because we are living what we are supposed to be living. What if we were an animal? A zebra does not live a horse’s life; a dog does not live a cat’s life. Are you a zebra, horse, dog, cat, or …? Find out what and who you are, trust yourself, your talents, and with your potential go forward living how you should live. Only then will you find contentment and be able to “master” things in your life instead of having them “master” you. For instance, when we are not master of our money, money masters us. We are forced to earn money in any way we can to pay our bills. We forget that our creator built us with everything we need to acquire money (and the other eight desires) easily, simply by providing the world around us what we are naturally equipped with. The same thing holds true for the other seven human desires: when we do not master our health, we have health issues, when we don’t master our food intake; we have weight issues, and so on.
A Latin proverb states: “Live your own life, for you will die your own death”. Sobering perhaps, but since our lives will end on this earth someday; does it not make sense to live the life we want? The life we want is really the life we are meant to live. Again, the zebra wants to live the life of a zebra. When it wants to work and live different than what it is meant to be, it is a miserable zebra! As they say: “a zebra cannot change its stripes”. But what people think when they hear ands say that is only the “negative” that people can not change for the better; once a zebra, always a zebra. But when people “change” for the better, they are actually just living what and how they were meant to live! If you are a “zebra”, be a zebra and live to your full “zebra” self!
If we are living the life our Father and his Father before him has lived only because it is “our lot in life”, we are not living to our own full potential and what we are meant to be. The answer to “why can’t you be more like your brother?” (if you’ve ever heard that) is because you are not your brother. He is he, and you are you and that is good; very good!
Living “what we are supposed to be” is not selfish; because when we are who we are supposed to be, only then can we give the most to others around us and be the best person, the best dad, the best lover, the best “whatever”. Have you seen the movie “Walk the Line” which was the Johnny Cash story? For the most part, I think this was very much true to his life story. What I got from his life example is that here was a man who knew in his heart of hearts that he was a songwriter, and all through the movie, it showed how others and circumstances tried to beat him down and keep him from what he knew he was, what he wanted and what he was meant to be. His destiny (like yours) was inevitable. He was to be that songwriter, that performer, and that person who he was meant to be. And because he pushed through all obstacles, like that mountain I spoke about earlier, he did become that person and the world is now richer for it.
Mark Twain told us: “I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want”. Spend some time this week looking over your life. Reflect on your past and ask yourself in what areas you are good and talented. Never mind skills, those you attain as you grow your talent and abilities. What are you talents? What dream have you abandoned because you thought you could not “live” on its potential provision?  Know that you are already built with the desires, talents, and dreams that can supply all of your wants and need. (We’ll talk more about this with Secret Rule number eight).
For some reading this, they will need to keep working at their present job until they have the courage and wherewithal to step out, and finally quit to live their own dreams. Others will quit today and seek their goals. I’m not telling you what to do. In the story of Johnny Cash’s life, others, and yours, the decision is yours alone. Recently I decided to make the decision to quit one “job” or income source to go “backwards” a bit financially but to free up some time to cultivate other income sources. I looked at the situation and made the decision and am going forward. When you are working for someone else, you are working for that person’s dream. That job is not secure; there is no such thing as “job security”, you could be out of a job today so be in charge; make your own income. When you are renting, your landlord could sell the property. The new landlord may raise the rent, causing you to leave so own your own place. Own your income, own your home, and own your life! If you don’t own your own business, or source of income, own your home or your life right now, make the effort this moment to work toward those goals. This must be your mental picture. You never know when things will change and you need to be prepared. Build the well before you need the water! Build your mental picture on what you really want; not on what others want for you. They mean well, but only you can live what you are meant to be. Your life is your life! As Johnny told us: "Let the music play".

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” Johnny Cash

"The Master of Life's been good to me. He has given me strength to face past illnesses, and victory in the face of defeat. He has given me life and joy where other saw oblivion. He Has given new purpose to live for, new services to render and old wounds to heal. Life and love go on, let the music play.” Johnny Cash

1 comment:

  1. Ter, I left the US Air Force after 12 years because of my religous beliefs, left a job making $65K a year because money was buying my happiness, and finally left a job as an Environmental, Safety, and Health Administrator because the promises by my bosses and all the hard work because of budget cuts. I am slowly finding out that the gifts I was born with is in trying to help others. I know now that I can obtain my wishes by following your rules. I will get a boat someday so that I may enjoy the beautiful country up here and get some quality fishen time in. All things well happen as I need to make them happen.