Beliefs - Posted by John Behle
Posted by John Behle on November 28, 1998 at 12:28:15:
I notice so many posts on this board that are either extremely skeptical of everything or “believing” of everything.
Sometimes there gets to be battles over it. I found the following quote that we might consider.
“There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.” - Alfred Korzybski
The most common post is “Does the Carleton Sheets program work?” A quick reading of the newsgroup leads to dozens of posts on the exact subject. Those who haven’t succeeded at something sometimes argue with those who have over whether it is possible.
I’m not arguing for or against Carelton Sheets (I haven’t taken the course), just pointing something out. In twenty years of training people, including some of the Sheets coaches, I worry about the very basis of the questions.
No offense, but there is something that doesn’t work about the premise of looking for evidence as to why something will or won’t work. That mindset is the source of the problem.
No course teaches you everything, few will ever teach nothing. I believe my success has been directly proportional to my education. When I began 20 years ago, I took some courses as much as 7 times. I looked for new courses. I flew to where they were and read all they wrote.
You won’t go wrong spending a little for a course or a new idea. If you believe the pitches, that someone will teach you all you will ever need to know or make you successful, that is the root of the current “Scarcity” in your life.
If the price of the course leads you to believe it must be better or more comprehensive because it is more expensive - that is a flaw. The very part of you that is drawn to the “we can do it for you” pitch is the part that stands in your way of success.
Some of my best and most profitable ideas have come out of a lunch with someone. Sometimes a $10 book has radically shaped my entire philosphy or direction. Yet, I have spent tens of thousands on education. I don’t regret a dime - especially in the area of personal development. “Abundance and Prosperity” has 99% to do with your inner beliefs, not education or circumstances. Actually, I could prove to you that it is 100%, but we’d need to be in a classroom.
It is about internal drive, motivation and most importantly “Intention”. Education is fabulous and very helpful and necessary, but useless without the drive.
Life and money are simple. It’s “Economic Alchemy”. You allow money into your life and create it to the very degree of your belief.